Black History Month: Is the Black Power Movement dead?

The year I was born (in Northern California), the Black Panther Party had not yet disbanded and Huey Percy Newton was still its Oakland-based leader. Looking back now, I'm able to recognize the impact the revolutionary group had on my childhood environment. I went to schools that served free and reduced-cost meals thanks to the … Continue reading Black History Month: Is the Black Power Movement dead?

Black History Month: How did we come to adopt STEPPING?

Though I ultimately received my undergraduate degree from a university in California, I watched A Different World and wanted desperately to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The idea of going to a school where each teacher and fellow classmate  understood my unique experience thrilled me to no end. I constantly fantasized about … Continue reading Black History Month: How did we come to adopt STEPPING?