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It’s Time to Get In Line: Why Black People Especially Need to Prioritize Getting their Monkeypox Vaccine

When the news of Monkeypox first spread across national headlines, American media began to follow the same homophobic patterns it first made with HIV/AIDS.  The belief that HIV/AIDS is a disease limited to the LGBTQ+ community was compiled into the plethora of disparities and roadblocks that negatively impact Black Americans' health outcomes in regards to HIV/AIDS. 

KAYTRANADA In The House: Concert or Stream, It's Irresistible!

If you haven’t heard or listened to KAYTRANADA, you must be living under a rock. From the viral KAYTRANADA TikTok trends to the geniusly infused collaborations that are produced; His style, flow, and rhythm are more than just a blessing to the ears, it's an experience. Whether you stream his music on Spotify or Apple Music (*cough cough sniff, Spotify is better) or lucky enough to snatch a ticket and see him in person, KAYTRANADA’s versatile skill of incorporating modern R&B beats and vibes mélanged with house music, is what makes his music so idiosyncratic. 

5 Hispanic/Latino Restaurants Less Than 20 Minutes from AU

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are more local D.C. restaurants to support and explore! September 15th - October 15th calls for the celebration of  Hispanic Heritage Month. From the AFI Latin Film Festival to the ongoing bachata and salsa events, there is still time to dine. Instead of creating any kind of Latin American focused list, we have compiled a list of Latin- diverse restaurants - Mexican, Salvadoran, Peruvian, Brazilian and Cuban - that are in reasonable proximity for AU students. 

WUSA9 Protesters gathered in from on the Nigerian EMbassy to #EndSars on the first day of protests, October 11th. 

#EndSARS DMV

Thousands of young activists in the Washington, D.C. area rallied to support Nigerian efforts to eliminate that country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, also known as SARS, a notoriously corrupt and brutal police force. 

This Was Always America

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:


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