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Grace & Graves

Grace and Graves is inspired by tragedies that disguise themselves as normal, necessary and even warranted. It examines the convenience of forgiveness and memory with respect to racial symbols. Black Americans are haunted by bigoted perceptions. The statues of murderers gleam in the cente...

Grace and Graves is inspired by tragedies that disguise themselves as normal, necessary and even warranted. It examines...

Dear Black Girl

This powerful collection of poems, based on one UM student’s experiences and perspective, empowers Black girls and women to be fiercely, unapologetically and wholly themselves in everything they do. Black Body In Physics class, The professor defines a ‘black body’: “A body ...

This powerful collection of poems, based on one UM student’s experiences and perspective, empowers Black girls and wo...

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...

Security In Stillness

Racism is not limited to derogatory slurs and intentional bigotry—to be merely silent and polite is the same as participating directly in the hatred. There is no “neutral” when it comes to racism. Your silence speaks volumes. There is security in white stillness.Warmth in the fam...

Racism is not limited to derogatory slurs and intentional bigotry—to be merely silent and polite is the same as parti...

Only Their Faces

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I could never bring myself to echo those words. These faces constantly appearing on the news never looked like me. They never even look like each other. Each victim has their...

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I co...

The American Nightmare

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal tends to look past the racial disparities that have always plagued our nation for centuries and continue today. For some Black people, reality seems more like the America...

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal ...

It’s Time To Relearn

It’s the little things—calling a tan crayon “skin color,” a makeup brand’s lack of dark shades in their products and asking a Black person “Can I touch your hair?” Microaggressions come in many forms, whether intentional or not. For this UM student, it was a professor’s co...

It’s the little things—calling a tan crayon “skin color,” a makeup brand’s lack of dark shades in their produ...

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 ...

An Overview of the Movement

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movement by numbers in our country’s history. 2020 has been a year of transparency for many. America has been forced to acknowledge its extensive history of racism, especial...

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movem...