January 27, 2019

Buying MySelf More Time

"Time, through manipulation, can be limitless; it can also be punitive"

I decided grad school would be a good idea. I wanted an agency internship and student status helps with securing said internship.

I've since come to realize that I also went ba...

October 4, 2018


nP0 (@nopoweroff) is a Chicago native and UIUC student who has a vibe that we all need to get in tune with. Blending sounds from all over the spectrum of Black music, Dysphoria is a funky meditation on assimilation and queer identity.  nP0's most recent project M...

September 11, 2018

Today in Black UIUC History: September 10, 1968

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the mass arrest of 240 Black UIUC students and Black community members. The cause of the arrests was a Black student led sit-in held in the Illini Union. Even though the university had...

April 24, 2018

Grasping the megaphone in my freezing hands, my voice grew raspy from screaming into the megaphone chanting, “Down with the chief, down down with the chief!” There is a picture of me with that same megaphone high in the air with Guillermo Rivera standing right beside m...

February 20, 2018

As an art history nerd, and occasional art maker, I have always been interested in how much of our aesthetic history has been reduced to secondary, or accessory, limited to servitude and entertainment, or restricted to artifacts stolen from home and place on display, n...

February 8, 2018

Is Chancellor Robert Jones trapped in the ‘sunken place’?

His reaction to a petition, signed by each of the ethnic studies departments during a campus senate meeting in spring of last year, would indicate that this is the case.  This petition called Chancellor Jones out...

February 5, 2018

No one is entitled to your time.

In 2018 when the world is in political turmoil, it can be draining to discuss political matters. Conversations surrounding topics like mass incarceration, police brutality, immigration policy, access to necessities like nutritious food a...

January 29, 2018

1. White Lie(s) | noun. a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings|

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Back in November of 2016, “the silent majority” spoke.  They do that, now and again - they have for quite some time. “They” are the Neo-Nazi’s, the Alt-Right,...

December 8, 2017

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth.  They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.  Because they control the minds of the masses.”
- Malcolm X

Independent Black media institutions play a critical ro...

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