As I scroll through social media and flip between news stations on my television, I am completely brought to tears and filled with rage that the value placed on Black lives in America is not a heavy one. As a current college student and journalism major, I have been taught to always remain neutral when … Continue reading What we are living through is not ‘fake news.’ We can’t make this up.
It has been almost seven months since the University of Wisconsin Madison’s 2019 Homecoming video was released. Although things may seem quiet on campus now, the Student Inclusion Coalition (SIC) is still hard at work as a voice for all marginalized students on campus. Each demand “SIC Demands” released by SIC is now being addressed … Continue reading SIC… Where Are They Now?
Calling the university out on Twitter is what started this movement, but I would never be able to create real change on this campus alone. All of the great movements regarding race, inclusion and equality throughout history have all needed a core group of people taking initiative to help lead everyone in support of the … Continue reading Creating the Student Inclusion Coalition
First of all, I would be remissed to not acknowledge the 9 total lives lost in the Calabasas helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. But this piece will focus on Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, it was confirmed that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Many people do not know … Continue reading Mamba Out.
On September 30th, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed the world once again that they do not value their students of color or students from other marginalized identities. In a video entitled “#HomeIsWhereWIare”, the UW-Madison Homecoming committee showed various activities they believe represent home on this campus, but failed to use people from various identities. … Continue reading Erased but Never Silenced
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” - Audre Lorde This is a very difficult moment we are in right now. The Black Voice empathizes with the experiences of people around the world. Some of us have been fortunate enough to return home and be with … Continue reading TBV Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wisconsin's April 7 Election is in full swing, after the state Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers executive order to postpone the spring election until June 9. Now, polling places around the state are understaffed and some suffer from long lines that wrap around entire blocks. In Milwaukee, a city of nearly 600,000 thousand … Continue reading The Pandemic Election: Long Lines, Confusion and Angst at Wisconsin Polls
My dad always looks forward to his doctor’s appointments. He intentionally books the final slot of the day to have extended time with his doctor. He knows the time will be used for more than just a check up, but an opportunity to catch up about their lives, families, and current events. His doctor is … Continue reading The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Amplified the Great Need for Black Doctors
A petition to implement a multicultural space in the Wisconsin School of Business was started about a month ago by UW Sophomore Nalah McWhorter.
Credit: Jeff Miller - UW-Madison In a place like Madison, it’s easy to be fixated on the campus. However, there is a city filled with people, specifically youth, that college students can be a part of serving. Almost a year after the release of Dr. Bianca Baldridge’s book, Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future … Continue reading The Critical Nature of Youth Work