African-American women have struggled with insecurities about many issues, especially hair. The struggle comes in trying to fit the mold of mainstream society and Corporate America. Eurocentric ideals create this picture of what people should look like in public, and in the workplace.
Many people in the United States, especially black people, have become fed up with the constant police brutality that somehow displays great consistency, even with repeated public backlash after every incident. How is it that black people are killed by police at such a large disproportion in this country?
You may have heard about someone named Cam Newton. He’s the starting quarterback for the North Carolina based NFL, team, the Carolina Panthers. Newton has been in the national spotlight since his college years and his career has been decorated with success, but also highly scrutinized since his college days, in which he went to three different schools.
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”: The Tokens
“The Lion King” may just be the most beloved animated film of all time, but is it also an example of the ills of cultural appropriation? This question specifically regards the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens.