Black Voices

Amplify: Louder Illustration
Carefree
Kristin Swope, MiC Contributor

I will be completely honest in saying that this is one of the hardest things I’ve had to write — mainly because I know that, as my mother, you are my biggest supporter and encourager. I can always count on you to be my number one fan — except when it comes to my natural curls.

The Wake
Sitting on stairs

Feminism is the gritty, speckled fibers

Of the Brown and Black soil,

In which I firmly plant the soles of my feet.

Her garden cultivates my self-love and inner peace,

"A Black face in a white place"

The racism plaguing Mizzou seems very far away, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s in the South. Those things just happen there, right? Wrong. Very wrong.

#BBUM campaign covering the posting wall with student experiences

Today marks the second anniversary of the launch of the #BBUM Twitter campaign. The hashtag and its acronym, which stands for Being Black at the University of Michigan, was used during one of the early precursors to the recent protests that are occurring across the nation.

"Mr. Affirmative Action"

We can’t deny the problem that racism exists because, just like mold, the situation will continue to build up and create an increasingly dangerous environment.

Morning Sun

You do not take credit

For the fact that

Your eyes are nutmeg

Your skin chocolate

No, you do not