Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins by Chris Thompson

Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins  The election is (somewhat) over. It took nearly a week to determine some states, and despite the recounts and the sitting president’s own denial, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be next President and Vice President of the U.S. respectively. Everyone remembers when the AssociatedContinue reading “Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins by Chris Thompson”

Elitist Thinking Will Not Save Poor People by Brianna Milon

Elitist Thinking Will Not Save Poor People Keke Palmer is the latest celebrity to be dragged by Black Twitter.  Palmer recently took to twitter with this message, “Imagine if your EBT card could only work on healthy items…” The tweet crosses a line that makes me (and millions of other Twitter users) uncomfortable. Let’s breakContinue reading “Elitist Thinking Will Not Save Poor People by Brianna Milon”

What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election) by Chris Thompson

What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election) 2020 is the year that is lasting a decade. So it is only fitting that 2020, a year mired in a global pandemic, the exposure of the lethal flaws in our economy and health system, and a summer of unrest over years-long racial injustice, we have a presidential electionContinue reading “What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election) by Chris Thompson”

The Struggle to Vote in A Country That Hates You: A Need for Political Literacy and Less Judgment by Brianna Milon

The Struggle to Vote in A Country That Hates You: A Need for Political Literacy and Less Judgment So far, 241 black people have been killed by police in 2020. Despite making up just 13% of the country’s population, we make up 28% of fatal police-involved shootings. Despite being just 13% of the population; despiteContinue reading “The Struggle to Vote in A Country That Hates You: A Need for Political Literacy and Less Judgment by Brianna Milon”

A Long Overlooked but Significant History: Meet the Panelists for “What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?”

As 2020 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we find ourselves asking, what does this mean for Black women and their role in women’s suffrage throughout the United States? On October 5, at 7:30pm, 540WMain along with SUNY Brockport and the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester will examine thisContinue reading “A Long Overlooked but Significant History: Meet the Panelists for “What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?””