Representation Matters: Kamala Harris elected VP of the USA

It’s so sad that Black women are still looking for role models. Don’t get me wrong, I think Kamala is fantastic. But in a moment of celebration it’s also quite telling to see how many little girls felt like “no one” looked like them before.

The First 2020 Presidential Debate

In My Opinion: I’m shocked and appalled every time I hear Trump’s speak. He reminds me of every entitled White man I’ve ever met. While the world is fairly aware of the stereotypes assigned to people of color, we rarely address “What White Men Be Like”. We’ve finally encountered the age of identifying “Karen’s” but what about the “Trumps”?


America Don’t Love the Kids

IN MY OPINION: This is one of the most disgusting eras of American history. There used to be some sort of gentleman law — human moral code— where people would respect children. The dream is over. I admit it, my mother came to this country for the purpose of. having her children and giving us a better life. One of the main reasons people come to the United States is for education. Even if you had nothing else… even if you had to scrub floors for the rest of your life, the least you could do was send your children to school. While this might have been a brilliant tactic by the evil minds at ICE, this event probably psychologically traumatized so many people — children, mostly. How does America expect to ply the role of a global leader, when this is what we’re doing to the children of our neighbors?

Senator Kamala Harris

This Oakland, California native is running for United Stated President in 2020 in hopes to create an America “where leaders lead with decency… and always fight on the side of the people.” Kamala Harris, a Howard University graduate, has officially begun her campaign for office and her platform seems to be very clear — and somewhat controversial.

The First Picture of a Black Hole

IN THE NEWS: One of the most impressive things to happen in my lifetime has to be witnessing the first photo of a black hole and proof of Einsteins theory — and to be able to give credit to a girl is the cherry on top.

Reform to the #Protecta LifeAct Cuts Funding for #PlannedParenthood

With the recent reform to the 1970s Protect a Life Act, Planned parenthood can no longer provide nor refer patients for abortion services. While this is a huge win for conservatives concerned with monitoring & controlling the lives of others, this is a detriment to anyone looking for that kind of help. With this new legislation, we can ensure the poor keep getting poorer.

Associate Justice of the United States – Ruth Bader Ginsberg

I’d like to acknowledge real life super hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is one of the 9 Associate Justices of the United States of America — one of the 9 people in our country tasked with making sure our laws are in line — and has become a social icon over time, due to her relentless fight for equality. The Notorious RBG, as she has been dubbed by her fans and recreated on SNL, was part of the first Harvard Law class to accept women. In 1956, the Brooklyn native was one of 9 women (in a class of ~500) who faced the world paved the path for women in business and politics.

Politician – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | @Ocasio2018

Written by President ELLA

New York’s Representative Elect, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is something to be proud of. The Bronx native is an example of how far hard work can get you and how important it is to be smart. Her resume is incredibly admirable. The young scholar had an asteroid named after her, after winning second prize in her High School Science fair. Around the same time, she became involved in politics through high school extracurriculars. Through and after college (as detailed by Wiki, at least), this young woman is an inspiration to all young girls that your mind is your best asset, and you must continually put it to use.

Mexico’s Underground Railroad

Written by President ELLA

In the News: Mexican migrants are being “smuggled” across the border using “stash houses” where many live in crowded, poor conditions hoping for a better life. Many face danger while making this journey and are often robbed, raped, beaten and extorted. The local Texas government calls the situation a “stain” on the city and has offered rewards for those who come forward to report smugglers and their stash houses.