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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...

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...

DISTRACTION X UBS: WE ARE THE CHANGE-MAKERS

In collaboration with United Black Students, Distraction collected images and quotes from students that are a part of the University of Miami community to create a visual display of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The project is meant to empower and raise the voices of student...

In collaboration with United Black Students, Distraction collected images and quotes from students that are a part of t...

Jefe By Jefe

“Don’t just be a boss, be More Than A Boss!” This idea is what two Bentley students have sought to illustrate through their clothing brand, Jefe by Jefe, since 2018. Although the direct translation of the Spanish term “jefe” is boss, it is also a commonly used slang word identif...

“Don’t just be a boss, be More Than A Boss!” This idea is what two Bentley students have sought to illustrate thr...

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...