Culture

Felons Face Financial Requirements In Order to Vote

With the election less than a month away, citizens are gearing up to vote and let their voices be heard. However, 800,000 felons will not be able to vote even though their rights were restored in 2018.  On Nov. 6, 2018 Florida voters approved a landmark constitutional amendment with two-thirds of the vote restoring voting rights to 1.4 million felons…

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We are the Blueprint

Black people are the blueprint. For years, we have influenced fashion, culture, slang, music, etc. Most of today’s “trends” were started by black people, and while that may be hard to believe it’s because we are seldom given credit. However, with the help of social media, people are learning more about black history and the influence we have on virtually…

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The History of Juneteenth

Many people did not know much about Juneteenth (A.K.A. Freedom Day) until this year. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th 1865, the Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the news that the war was over and that slaves were free. This was two and a…

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