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Deep Dive: Empowerment & Pride

Welcome to the inaugural entry of Distraction’s Deep Dive, a weekly, introductory column of diverse filmic content authored by an aspiring cinephile. Devour my public journal to discover and rediscover some of the most mind-bending, thought-provoking and evocative motion pictures out th...

Welcome to the inaugural entry of Distraction’s Deep Dive, a weekly, introductory column of diverse filmic content au...

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...

It’s Not Enough To Be Non-Racist. We Must Be Anti-Racist.

As soon as the cries out of George Floyd’s death swept across every social media platform, the outrage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement followed suit, demanding that justice be met regarding the murders of Floyd and countless other black civilians and an end be put to police brutality ...

As soon as the cries out of George Floyd’s death swept across every social media platform, the outrage of the #BlackL...

Whats Does Defunding The Police Mean?

As protests run into their third week, a sizable chunk of activists and demonstrators have called for “defunding” or even “abolishing” police departments. The movement has since gained traction, and many cities are listening to their calls. Funding for the Los Angeles Police Depar...

As protests run into their third week, a sizable chunk of activists and demonstrators have called for “defunding” o...

From A Fizzled Flame

All my life I have been angry. Outraged. Ill-tempered. Quick to implode, to burst, to react. Racism was familiar with my character — these have always been the traits to first ascend during my encounters with it. I was always the girl ready to assert my voice, doing the calling out, the...

All my life I have been angry. Outraged. Ill-tempered. Quick to implode, to burst, to react. Racism was familiar with m...

Protest Is Not A Choice — Find Your Outlet, Raise The Bar

I’ve been trying to find the words that best encapsulate the overarching feeling that is consuming the Black community right now. The truth is, I can’t speak for everyone on this matter, as we are individual beings with contrasting backgrounds and experiences. So instead, I’ve opted...

I’ve been trying to find the words that best encapsulate the overarching feeling that is consuming the Black communit...

Black Bodies

What will it take for Black bodies to matter? When will our outcries ever be taken seriously? I see protesters, peaceful and violent, get shot with rubber bullets, lose their eyes and suffer severe injuries. Why is it that when we stand up for the injustices of the Black community, we ...

What will it take for Black bodies to matter? When will our outcries ever be taken seriously? I see protesters, peac...