Michigan in Color

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To close out Black History Month, I will share some of my favorite Black-owned businesses. These brands break barriers and represent Black people in positive ways that are often missing from the multi-million dollar companies we continue to support and invest our Black dollars into.

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Perhaps the most dreaded facet of online learning is the Zoom Breakout Room, a wasteland of black screens and muted microphones and often silent, unrequited group work in a shared Google Document.

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The exploitative, violent nature of the capitalist system cultivates a culture of lovelessness.

"Judas and the Black Messiah"

The oft-cited high road in social settings is to not (never!) talk politics. Don’t make it awkward! Be the middle ground between the uber-polarized battleground of the left and right.

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At President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan.

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In a week how things decay

Trying to keep up with the pace 

Of society feels like a race 

I don’t want to win

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I’m weary with every red-hatted someone who walks past me at the grocery store. I’m afraid that if I take a closer look, I’ll be face to face with four words in white print, confirming the unease I sensed at first glance.

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Think of all the things you’ve ever written. Essay. Journal entry. TikTok comment. What did you write it for? To inform whoever reads it? To release your emotions? To complete the essay that you’ve put off all of Thanksgiving Break? 

 

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When my mother emphatically woke me up at 1 a.m. and claimed that I might die from a pulmonary embolism, I didn’t know how to react. Moreover, I didn’t know what I could do.

Grandma's recipe

I inherited my big nose from my grandfather and my asthma from my dad. My love of dance from my mom and sweet tooth from my dad. My paati (grandma) loves cooking. She cooks with a sixth sense — heart.