The 15th

BY MIYAH BYERS Yesterday, Oberlin College made a historic move: the institution just announced that it has elected its first Black president in its 184 years of existence-- AND she's a woman. Here she is: Carmen Twillie Ambar. As for some of Ambar's background, here is an excerpt directly from the college:   "She is passionate about … Continue reading The 15th


Cleaning Out My Closet

BY KEIANA BOWIE So... yesterday I graduated from high school. I am thanking the Lord Jesus himself one-hundred and ten percent right now! The past four years of my life have been long and hard and you all know the struggle of always trying to fit in with everyone else. Even if you didn't care … Continue reading Cleaning Out My Closet

Full House (The POC version)

BY MIYAH BYERS This weekend, my cousin Christian is graduating from high school. He turned 18 earlier this year, and is the last of us "cousin-siblings" to finally cross over into semi-adulthood. Let's TURN UP for him real quick:   With that being said, everyone is making their way to the homestead in order to attend … Continue reading Full House (The POC version)

An Open Letter To My Dead Father

BY KEIANA BOWIE Dad, I'm not going to be cliche and tell you that I don't know where to start... because I do. I prepared for your death a few years before it actually happened. I knew how sick you were, but at the same time, I didn't. I knew your time was near, but … Continue reading An Open Letter To My Dead Father


BY MIYAH BYERS Kendrick Lamar has done it again. On April 14, 2017, he released his fourth studio album, titled DAMN.  Kung-Fu Kenny is back! He did not come to play with y’all. He is BACK-- by popular demand! And it is safe to say that I’m still over here like:        From … Continue reading DAMN.

Gala Clothing Co.

BY KEIANA BOWIE  When students begin high school, their need for independence grows, but with this sense of freedom comes accountability. It becomes a student's sole responsibility to keep up their workload and their grades. But many students find difficulty in balancing time for homework, a job and extracurricular activities. Then, there are students like … Continue reading Gala Clothing Co.