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Five underrated albums released this summer that you should listen to

Summer 2019 delivered hit albums from Megan Thee Stallions’ “Fever” to Tyler the Creator’s “Igor,” but here five albums from this summer that you should include in your rotation.

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Should Felons be Allowed to Vote?

Voter disenfranchisement laws are statutes that suppress the voting rights of reformed felons and individuals on parole or probation, often varying according to state legislature. As America’s rate of incarceration swells, augmented by the prevalence of police forces emboldened by remarks sanctioning police brutality by the president, the rate of voter suppression expands. 

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Sexual harassment: the hydra-headed issue of the year

One would think that in 2017 sexual harassment, assault and misconduct of women in the workplace would be a thing of the past. In the weeks since Actress Ashley Judd came out in a New York Times article accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, legions of other women like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow Rose McGowan and most recently Lupita Nyong’o have stepped forward and recounted their horrific encounters with Weinstein. Some are accusing him of sexual harassment, assault and in the most extreme cases, rape.

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Dreading Halloween: Creating a Dialogue about Cultural Appropriation

BY AMINA LAMPKIN

What do you all think about Halloween? How has your outlook on the ghoulish night changed as you’ve grown older?

I’ve always loved the holiday. It was fun driving past the inflatable pumpkins in my neighbors’ yards or seeing what creative costumes my classmates came up with. Even now, I still enjoy Halloween. But, each year I wonder what ridiculous and insensitive costumes I’ll see on my social media feeds.

It doesn’t even have to be Halloween for traditional and significant aspects belonging to a specific culture to be appropriated. We see it everyday. But Halloween brings cultural appropriation to new heights.

 

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Blitter: an App Created Specifically for Black Twitter Users

BY AMINA LAMPKIN

Launched on Oct. 5, 2017, Blitter is an independently black-owned social media app for black Twitter users. Blitter is similar to Twitter: users can create 120-character posts (known as bleets) with embedded videos, limited to 15 seconds in length, and images. The app’s interface includes a popular and recent section. Having been on the app store for less than two weeks, Blitter is still a bit glitchy; however, founder and developer Patrick Harris, is working hard to get rid of bugs.

 

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