Being Black At A PWI

I am biracial.  My mother is mixed with white and black, my father is black, and I was raised by my white grandparents. I do not characterize myself as white-passing even though I have very light skin, but others might disagree.  I just completed my freshman year at Purdue University in a major, Animal Science, [...]

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In Our Hands

By MIYAH BYERS “For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its roots grow old in the ground and its stump dies in the dry soil, at the scent of water it will flourish and put forth sprigs [...]

Child of Fire

By MIYAH BYERS Amongst the Anishinaabe peoples (Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin) exists what is called the Seven Fires Prophecy. These messages were delivered by eight prophets in a series of seven visits. The goal was that all human beings would come together and not only co-exist, but thrive with one another. Ultimately, these [...]