When Colin Kaepernick of the San Fransisco 49ers sat during the national anthem in the preseason games of August 2016, no one could have predicted the overwhelming response it would receive from spectators. The spotlight came after writer for Niners Nation, Jennifer Lee Chan, tweeted a picture of the team’s formation during the third game. The photo showed Kaepernick seated on the bench, while the rest of the members stood for the anthem. A few days later, the 29-year-old quarterback was asked why he chose to remain seated and his response would spark both support and criticism across the country. Kaepernick said during a press conference, “When there’s significant change and I feel that the flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand”, via NFL.com. This protest is not about the flag. It is about oppression and […]
Millennials have mixed emotions when it comes to shopping online. Glued to almost every 21-to-35-year olds hand is a smart device capable of wiping out the entire industry of retail workers and stores. In 2o14, millennials spent nearly 1.3 trillion dollars shopping despite the average college debt of 30 thousand or more, according to MarketingProfs. Many are self-proclaimed bargain hunters. When they do actually step foot into the mall,they are most likely surfing the net from their mobile devices for discount codes and promotions.
Almost nothing gets by Black Twitter. Black Twitter is a civil rights movement, U.S Supreme Court and the Shaderoom, all in one. There is no special membership, you just have to be able to stand and dish the heat of black knowledge and culture. If you’re black, have black friends, or have spent time at a historically black college, you more than likely will pass the test.
For century’s gun violence has been a major issue in America. In 1990, the nation’s capital was better known as, murder capital, with a recorded 472 homicides. The next year, the number went up to 482 homicides, ranking D.C. as the city with the most homicides nationwide.
When Mayor Muriel Bowser took office in 2015, 7,298 people were reported homeless. Of that, over 500 people lived on the streets or places not meant for habitation. For the past two years, Bowser made an annual $100 million budget commitments to the Housing Production Trust Fund and those efforts were recognized on Tuesday.