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Lifestyle

The Power of Code-Switching

By Lea MercadoWeb Content Contributor In April of 2019, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a speech at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network Convention in New York City. Days after, Twitter flooded with backlash over Ocasio-Cortez's "drawl."  Ocasio-Cortez incorporated informal slang such as "ain't" and adopted an unfamiliar speaking pattern that was viewed as a poor attempt at appealing to the majority Black audience.  This controversy that arose from this event brought […]

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A white background with green, yellow and red confetti portraying various drawings of black people dancing and celebrating , with the words ‘Happy Juneteenth’ across the picture.

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Why Juneteenth is Important

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor While growing up, I never knew entirely what June 19 was. I knew it was something like the Fourth of July, but for some reason whenever I would attend Juneteenth parades, barbecues and any celebrations on that day, it only consisted of people who looked like me, black people. When I was a child, I asked my grandmother what exactly Juneteenth was and her answer […]

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