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Black Music Matters

These songs were curated to give insight into the Black experience in America from the past and the present. The playlist is in an order that tells the story of how Black people see themselves and how the world treats them. Each song is different, but they all explain the frustration and ...

These songs were curated to give insight into the Black experience in America from the past and the present. The playli...

Look At Him

From being labeled as “too ghetto” to “not Black enough,” stereotypes all too often cloud perceptions and create misinformed judgements. Every Black person has their own unique experience. Look at him.That tall Black guy right there.Well ... “Black” guy.He’s Black, but no...

From being labeled as “too ghetto” to “not Black enough,” stereotypes all too often cloud perceptions and creat...

As One Of The Few Black Faces

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts drifted as I slipped in and out of consciousness. The time slipped with every brush stroke as I inhaled the scent of highly concentrated coconut fragrance, characteristic...

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts ...

The Subtleties Of Racism: Understanding Racial Microaggressions

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All across the country, people have come to terms with the racism that pervades their home, school, workplace and social circles. While it’s easy to point out blatant exam...

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All...

Get Out The Black Vote.

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimination has prompted the University of Miami’s National Pan-Hellenic Council to work toward undoing minority voter suppression as the nation enters election season. In ...

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimina...

UMPD Chief David Rivero: “Reforms Are Needed To Protect The Public From Rogue Cops”

For more than four decades, David A. Rivero has lived the motto to protect and serve communities in south Florida. As a longtime police officer with the city of Miami and now the police chief of the University of Miami Police Department, Rivero has witnessed protests and riots, allegation...

For more than four decades, David A. Rivero has lived the motto to protect and serve communities in south Florida. As a...

Driven By Perseverance: UM’s Student-Led Black Greek Committee

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior and National Pan-Hellenic Council President Marckell Williams chatted with Distraction about UM's compelling, premier Black Greek association. Today, the council's 43 repre...

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior an...

Understanding Juneteenth: America’s Undervalued Holiday Of Black Freedom

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is celebrated as the birth of our nation and the day of its official independence from Great Britain. However, according to the Constitution, freedom did not apply to all. The property of African slaves was widely accepted by those in power, fueling ...

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is celebrated as the birth of our nation and the day of its official independenc...