Understanding and Appreciating Culture

To some, February is about Valentine’s day, but for others it’s about celebrating the accomplishments and understanding of black history. With February coming to an end, so is Black History Month, but that doesn’t mean we stop recognizing black accomplishments until next year.   Black History Month started in 1970, beginning the awareness of black people’s contributions to the world we

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Are Martin Luther King Junior’s ideas so different from today’s Black Lives Matter movement?

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it is demanded by the oppressed,” Martin Luther King Jr.   Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of his time with a dream and a plan. His encouragement and planning of nonviolent direct action, which was sometimes illegal, to spotlight injustice in his country was what gave the country change when many

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The importance of voting

As it comes time to vote in the presidential election, many young people do not think they need to. Their vote does not matter, so they are not going to bother. However, this conception is false. Every single person’s vote counts. By understanding how much their vote counts, people can change the course of their government.   First, it is important

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