Category: Life

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Juvenile Incarceration in America: Pt. 3

Many, many individuals before me have probably uttered the words “call to action” about the very topic this series has attempted to explore. So, to make mine somehow unique this call to action is not […]

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U-Street: A Story of One Black Neighborhood In Gentrifying D.C.

Historically Black Neighborhood Being Stripped of its Soul, and What We Can Do about It As a New York transplant to DC, I knew very little about what the city used to like be before. […]

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Health Disparity: Race Gap in Nutrition

It’s no secret that America has a “food problem.” There’s always that person who will say, “no one made you eat so much.” And while personal accountability, of course, plays a role; as people do […]

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The Media and Self-Discredit: Coffee, Anyone?

On this platform, articles have been written regarding the realities that our media faces. Nearly a year since those were written, it is time for a little assessment of the aftermath. A commentary on what […]

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The Fault in Our Silence: Aziz Ansari and the Need for Affirmative Consent

The internet is up in arms over Aziz Ansari and a bad date, or so that’s what many response pieces would have you think. An “exposé” published by Babe.net last Saturday has cropped up in […]

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SVCRED: Streetwear that transcends the material

Meet Thomas Clayton, founder and designer of SVCRED: a clothing line designed with all genders in mind. Inspired by art, photography and the true heart of EDM. “I like the idea of people as billboards […]

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The Importance of Being a Small Actor in Your Own Life

I’m not the kind of person who gets in trouble. I’ve never been grounded or given detention. I’ve never even been pulled over. But when I found myself in a meeting with my boss recently, […]

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No Justice No Pride: Explained

Capital Pride’s annual parade was blocked this year by a group known as No Justice No Pride. Like many others, when I heard about the protest, I assumed it was just another homophobic group demanding […]

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How and Why You Should Apologize Less: Sorry, Not Sorry

  I’ve always been a very apologetic person. My inclination to apologize is so immediate, I once said sorry to a coffee table after stubbing my toe on it. I wish I could tell you […]

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Bringing Mental Health Into the Social Media Light

Now trending… There is a proliferation of mental health discussion across social media platforms, and it’s about time. I always wanted a chartreuse cast for my friends to sign in elementary school.  I wish I […]