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Being a black woman is hard here at the university. In my four years here, I have had experiences that run the gamut between good and bad. During most of them, especially the bad ones, I cannot shake the knowledge that certain things would be easier if I came in a lighter-skinned, thinner, straight-haired...

Remember the disastrous situation when Mrs. Doubtfire, aka Robert Williams, first started cleaning and cooking for his recently divorced wife and their...

This week, we recognized Labor Day, a national holiday that has become increasingly apolitical as people see it as just a day off work and a prime time...

This week, the role of the United States in the Syrian civil war has taken a new direction. The Syrian civil war, a largely sectarian conflict waged between...

If you have paid the slightest attention to news outlets and pop culture in recent years, you have noticed that the news constantly changes. However, one...

Yes, my first article is going to be about religion. And, yes, about religion and the LGBT community.  Specifically, Christianity in Mississippi. I wish...

Fifty years ago almost to the day, Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights leaders and hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in the March on Washington...

Mississippi is no stranger to innovative energy production. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration statistics, Mississippi boasts the...

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?  Did you, like me, abandon it shortly after you made it? Each year brings with it new goals to achieve,...

It is no secret that America has a strange relationship with food and weight. The magazines at the supermarket checkout advertise the latest “miracle...