Opinion

Diversity Is Divisive?

On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order focused on “combating race and sex stereotyping” in federal workplaces and the U.S. military. The order bemoaned the “malign” and “destructive” nature of workplace diversity training, federal and elsewhere, that “perpetuates racial stereotypes and division.” Trump wrote that such trainings are “designed to divide …

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African American Women: The Voices That Lift Us Up

The 19th Amendment In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified, prohibiting the United States from denying any American citizen the right to vote based on sex. This included recognizing women’s right to vote. To get here, many women had to contribute to the women’s suffrage movement, but it is important not to forget the contributions …

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The Struggle to Understand How to Sustain Healthy Black Love

Trigger Warning: The week before I began my fall semester at Towson University, my girlfriend broke up with me. While I was excited about my new beginning, I still struggled with the ending of my relationship. We were consistently on and off for years and, honestly, were extremely toxic, yet I’m still trying to get …

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The Invisible Black Business Woman – You Will See Me Now!

The United States of America is on the precipice of seeing another first in the anticipated retirement announcement of Washington, D.C. Justice Stephen Breyer from his seat as one of the nine justices on the Supreme Court. This announcement set off the usual frenzied speculation about who will be “the pick,” just like it did …

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Toxic Positivity: Through the Eyes of a Burned Out Millennial

For some, 2022 brings a new positive outlook, a new workout routine, new opportunities, and new friends. Yet, while those things sound great, juggling it all can quickly become overwhelming and before you know it, you are headed down a road to burnout. Millennials were taught to work hard, get that degree and most of …

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