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6 04, 2017

The Black Experiences

April 6th, 2017|Feature, The Black Experiences|0 Comments

There is no singular Black experience. Often, the experiences of Black folks are understood monolithically when our identities diversify our existences. The Underground took the narratives from five different disciplines to further contextualize and pose some answers to the question, "What does it mean to be Black?". There is no definite answer, and if there ...

6 04, 2017

Troubling The Cannons

April 6th, 2017|Feature, The Black Experiences|0 Comments

In North America, names like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks Jr., Jackie Robinson, and Malcolm X are synonymous with Black History Month. Their contributions are often immortalized in movies and television and stylized in books and literature. People often learn more about these figures and have become canonnized within the realm of Black history. This ...

6 04, 2017

Silence and Stigma: Mental Illness in the Black Community

April 6th, 2017|Feature, The Black Experiences|0 Comments

The Black mind can be silenced no more.

6 04, 2017

The Black and Queer Blues

April 6th, 2017|Feature, The Black Experiences|0 Comments

This article is for all the communities*. I love you! You deserve love! You are worthy of love. Your existence is resistance.

6 04, 2017

Love and Justice

April 6th, 2017|Feature, The Black Experiences|0 Comments

Martin Luther King in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” carefully responded to religious leaders who criticized the activism of King and his followers. King chastised white, moderate religious leaders who actively participated in developing laws and strategies to deny the basic human rights of African Americans, while simultaneously espousing to the fundamental religious teaching of ...