I grew up in an HBCU household. Three generations of my family are alumni of South Carolina State University: both sets of grandparents, my parents, and my eldest sister. At the first college football game I attended as a spectator, I was there to watch the Marching 101 of SCSU “do their thang” at halftime. … [Read more…]
The familiar smell of long low chicken houses fills the old gray Subaru as we careen down Highway 64, passing miles and miles of empty fields on either side. It’s been over a year since I’ve felt the warm wind through my open window and watched these worn yellow pastures rolling by. I am … [Read more…]
This week, one national fraternity made headlines when it announced that it was cutting ties with its governing body, the North American Interfraternity Conference. Why? “For more than a century, we have supported the NIC’s efforts and advocated for its stated principles and values,” said Fletcher McElreath, board chairman of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. “Unfortunately, … [Read more…]
From rock stars and rape, racist videos, VMA rivalries, and our new comedy hero to saying goodbye to your college-bound kid, a new novel from Amy Stewart, the Black Panthers, a Ghanaian’s response to Christianity in Africa, and Kim Davis going to jail for defying SCOTUS, here’s a week’s worth of women in the news. … [Read more…]
As the University of South Carolina geared up to start their first day of school in the fall semester, I decided to look into Yik Yak, known as an online space where college students share their thoughts without reservation. Where better to look for truth than an anonymous message board system frequented by the young?