Natural Hair: Why Aren’t You Accepted? By Tian Taylor

      Imagine being told that the natural texture of your hair is accepted only in recreational facilities.  This means you cannot wear your hair in its natural texture to school, work, or any other professional institutions/facilities.  A person who is being told this may respond, “Why?”  Imagine the response is, “Well it is a distraction, not manicured. It’s unattractive and … More Natural Hair: Why Aren’t You Accepted? By Tian Taylor

Why Not Women’s Studies?

By: Kathrine Popielarz As another wave of feminism appears to be sweeping the nation, especially in an election year with a prominent female candidate running for president, it seems appropriate to examine the emerging field of gender and women’s studies. According to the National Women’s Studies Association, Women’s Studies examines how sexuality, race, class, gender, age, … More Why Not Women’s Studies?

Ain’t I a Student?

By: Keyontai Redding In honor of the college students who are suffering due to the budget crisis and in respect to abolitionist Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” Well students, where there is so much racket, there must be something awry! I think between the students of Chicago State and the students of Governor’s State, … More Ain’t I a Student?

Being a Full-Time Student and Revolutionary: Roles, Revolution & Education

  By: Johnetta Anderson “As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.” – Carter G. Woodson Revolution: a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of … More Being a Full-Time Student and Revolutionary: Roles, Revolution & Education

Chicago State University Closing is a Huge Loss for Minority Scholars by Angel Johnson

Chicago State University Closing is a Huge Loss for Minority Scholars It is my last semester as a graduate student and I am still in a bit of shock. I have been trying to complete the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program for over three years. At times, I did not think I would ever be … More Chicago State University Closing is a Huge Loss for Minority Scholars by Angel Johnson