There has been a very long history amongst Black and Latino people, a history that still goes on to this day. Mexico in the 1800s allowed African peoples to live as they did on their land, there was believed to be more than 10,000–who had taken the southern-route of the “underground railroad,” crossing the border … Continue reading Black and Brown, African Americans and Hispanics, Afro and Latinos
The genre of Rap and Hip-Hop has been popular for decades, the culture itself is in its own genre as we know that the environment surrounding rap itself is a part of a distinctive lifestyle. Rap and Hip-Hop originated in the housing projects of New York City in the late 1970s. It started within collaborations and … Continue reading The Debate of the N-word in Modern Music
Slavery has been around since the start of humanity itself; there were believed to be many different forms of slavery. When we look at the first enslaved people, they were typically from their land and civilizations. And According to historical texts, the lives of enslaved people in these ancient times were usually better than that … Continue reading Stamped from the Beginning: The History of Racist Ideas
The United States is known for its diverse culture in media. Whether it be broadcast media, multimedia, music, or any form of the arts, we do it all. We, as Americans, or more so America is known to proudly flaunt works of art, their music, their movies; that’s where we get Hollywood, baby! After all, … Continue reading Racism in Today’s Music
Humans have a range of skin colors; no one is purely one color. If you were to go on a makeup website now, such as Sephora, and check out all the different foundation colors, you’d see just how complex our skin is. There are so many shade ranges; You can have red undertones, cool undertones, … Continue reading The Complexity of Skin Color and Race
We explore the topic of race, ethnicity, and nationality every day in the United States; because we are a country full of many different groups and people. After all, we are a polyethnic country, it’s been this way for a long time, and it will only become more diverse by the look of things. Therefore, … Continue reading Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality as Americans
Martin Luther King Jr. was arguably one of the greatest speakers of our nation. There is a reason why Mr.King went down in history as a revolutionary leader, all he needed was the power of his words. He knew how to shake a crowd to their core with terms full of knowledge and passion. King … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr and His Incredible Speech
Valeria Alessandra Contreras, a name that rolls off your tongue, a name surely to belong to… a Latina? One of the biggest struggles in the Latino community is struggling to understand their true identity as a minority here in the United States. The fact is that most Latinos can’t understand their true origins. Race is … Continue reading A Latina’s Labels
NPR Shortwave Podcast: “Why Music Sticks in Our Brains” Why can we remember some songs so clearly? Is it how catchy they may be? Is it the repetitive chorus and lyrics? There is a lot that goes into it, but there is a scientific explanation for it. In order to really understand why our brains … Continue reading Podcast Listens Talk
Social Media has stayed the quickest way to connect with the people around us and build a sense of community. However, we see now that through the years, it’s slowly shifted into something different.I wasn’t in the age group for MySpace back in 2003-2008, but I had older cousins. My cool older cousins, I would … Continue reading Your Different Faces: Social Medias Influence on a Person
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