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The Continued Relevance of the Legacy of Angela Davis

After nearly 50 years since its original publication, activist, scholar, philosopher, and author Angela Davis’ 1974 autobiography, Angela Davis: An Autobiography, has been reissued. Written at the young age of 28, Davis’ account of her formative years provides a framework for the development of her famously revolutionary, and distinctly intersectional,…

NFL Lawsuit Reveals the Racial Power Structures that Still Dominate Black Performance

On Tuesday February 1, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed a class action lawsuit against three NFL teams for discrimination in hiring practices and raising larger questions about the role of white power structures in furthering racism. Flores was fired by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on January 10,…

Grandma Sally’s Collard Greens

This collard greens recipe is one of my most nostalgic family recipes, as I have fond memories of preparing and washing the greens with my grandmother. We would spend hours scrubbing each individual leaf relentlessly until it was free of grit and sand, and boil the greens for hours to…

The BSJ’s Food Column: Exploring Black Culinary Heritage in America

As a person of Afro-Caribbean, African American, and Japanese descent, cooking has been an integral part of engaging with my family history and paying homage to my intersectional cultural heritage. Throughout the years of sitting in my grandma’s kitchen, whether it be to help clean the collard greens, cut up…

Spiritual Growing Pains: How Students’ Religious Practices Change on College Hill

As they arrive on College Hill in the fall of their freshman year, many students find themselves away from home for the first time. For some, this means newfound independence from overbearing parents and late nights out. Others, however, while enjoying these new freedoms, find themselves in a spiritual crisis.…

Harambee House Officially Moves!

Harambee House, Brown’s program housing for black students, has remained a part of the Chapin House residence hall for over 25 years. Since Harambee’s inception in 1993, hundreds of residents have entered and exited the space and found a sense of belonging within its four walls. However, as of this…