(inspired by Danez Smith’s “alternate names for black boys”)

  1. not cho chang

  2. not mulan, not jasmine


Sylvia. Silvia. Sylvie. Sophia. Sofia. Sophie. Saliva. Okay, maybe the last one isn’t as common as the first couple examples, but you get the point.


“Kayleah... Kayleah… KAYLEAH.”

Aritry Adhikary

TW: Suicide


As a child, I never worried about making mistakes. If my knees were scraped when playing outside, they healed, so I stood on the highest playground structure trying to look past the horizon.

The Gray Team

Four Teams. One Trophy.


On the night of April 10th, the Gray, White, Black, and Gold teams battled for first place at the annual, “Train Like an Alpha” event in the Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League.


The Creatives of Color Executive Board

On Friday night, among the smooth rhythms of 90s R&B, the vibrant LED lights reflecting from the stage and the nostalgic smell of soul food, Black creatives packed the basement of the new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center for the 2nd annual Creatives of Color Showcase.

Members of BSU executive board, speakers, and alumni join together at the grand opening of the new Trotter Multicultural Center Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday, generations of students and alumni joined in unity to welcome the grand opening of the new Trotter Multicultural Center on Central Campus.

Blackbody symbolism

I’ve always wondered if a woman’s Blackness will be remembered, or if our importance, impact and beauty will fade. Sometimes, I feel I allow my mind to dabble in what-if’s and what society thinks rather than focusing on the beauty of my Blackness, and the strength of my Black body.

Awkwafina (left) and Margaret Cho in the music video for “Green Tea."

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Asian-American teens and young adults experienced a subculture called “AZN pride”.