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Armani Madison: A hope in the unseen

Langston Hughes once asked an eternally relevant question: whether a dream deferred dries up, like a raisin in the sun. Despite every challenge, we have held onto our dreams. Instead of shriveling up, our dreams, watered by the sweat of our labor, on this day bear fruit. Graduation seemed so far away ...

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Madison '16: An American tragedy

The tragedy that occurred just past noon on Aug. 9 was not simply an “incident,” not an “accident” and not an “unfortunate situation.” The reaction from communities of color across the nation, protests against both police brutality and the murders of black and brown bodies by police that ...

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Madison '16: A dream denied

A few days ago, I watched the widely circulated video, “UCLA Has More Championships than Black Male Freshmen.” I was proud to see a group of black men acting to expose and counter an important issue: the lack of minority representation in the post-secondary education system. Pride was then followed ...

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Madison '16: No size fits all

As an African-American man, I have long been surrounded by the images and ideas of the ideal — albeit subjectively determined — black man. This man should be confident and prepared at all times, in a world in which many will try to strip him of his self-worth. He should be articulate, and, as a ...

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Madison '16: Drop the beat ... and the ignorance

Music is the soundtrack to life, and it makes life more vibrant, more creative and more enjoyable. If music is perceived to be a part of our personalities, and if it can affect our moods, our actions and our interests, can it actually affect our perspectives? I believe that lyrics — and the values ...

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Madison '16: On the shoulders of giants

None of is are completely responsible for his or her successes thus far. Many people along the way have helped us get where we are today. Several of us had that teacher who went the extra mile or that parent who encouraged and supported us through the years. We may have had those community leaders or ...

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Madison '16: The myth of a post-racial society

On the night of Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, the first black American to hold that position in the nation’s history, overcoming the obstacles that limited the ambitions and successes of people of color to occupy this nation’s highest office. Everywhere, ...

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