What would Congress think? If I, as a Black man, were to share my frustrations of what occurred on the floor? If they were to actually hear the pain I felt— what ached while sitting in my DC apartment, staring out of my window as sirens blared throughout the streets; streets that I know were forbidden to those who looked like me, but seemed to be owned by those in red hats and white skin. The feeling of knowing, knowing that I could not dare leave my apartment or my life would be in jeopardy. What would Congress think? What would run through their mind? While I can’t share all my frustrations, because my parents will one day read this, I will offer some here:
The former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and current editor-in-chief of The Cut Lindsay Peoples Wagner will discuss her journalism, feminist activism, experience at Teen Vogue, and path to becoming one of the youngest editors-in-chief of a major publication at a virtual event hosted by AUSG Women’s Initiative on Wednesday, March 24.
Following the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots led by white supremacists, students living in the D.C. area voice concerns about the increased police and National Guard presence.
On January 6th, 2021, the world was glued to their TV screens as they watched the mayhem at Capitol Hill. White supremacists and alt-right pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building, believing that they had the power to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election results, and the police did little to prevent the insurrection from occurring. The groundwork for the insurrection dates back to almost a year ago, but the planning for the insurrection happened across the span of several weeks. Tweets dating back to December 23, 2019 serve as evidence that the far-right was rallying to suppress democracy, and the federal government failed to take these sentiments seriously and act on time.
A smooth, sensual take on 1970s Funk, “Leave the Door Open” captures the essence of black love in an expressingly braggadocious, yet thoughtful fashion. The harmonies are reminiscent of the Isley Brothers - low, soft background vocals floating atop simple drum progressions matched with tenderly soaked tenor vocals.
In support of Black History Month, Black Wall Street, and Blackness; here are Black owned and created street wear fashion+outfits that shout “I’m Black and I’m Proud” and King and Queen status that will catch anyone’s eye