The State of “Our” Union

What exactly does it mean for someone to be “illegal”? And if there is a clear definition of what illegality means, can it be adequately assigned to a human being?

This is Not a Drill People

Disclaimer: This image is sourced from CityLab.com, and was not created or provided for by the author of this blog. The title of the article that provided this image is “Mapping the Modern Transformation of New York City”, written by Andrew Small. Follow this link to read the original article: https://bit.ly/2urXMC8 The above image is…

The Ugly Side of Restoration

Two weeks ago, council member Mark Levine came to our Colin Powell seminar at The City College of New York. He led a discussion centered on the various issues that affect the upper Manhattan community, as well as the ways in which they intersect and conflict with each other. As an example, the issues that…

Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop is an incredible non-profit organization in Harlem, New York. The organization was founded in 2006 with a vision of creating economic equity in uptown (Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood) New York. With the help and funding from the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization and the Arts & Business Council/NYSCA, Harlem One Stop…

WeAct For Environmental Justice

I’m not entirely sure that I’ll have the opportunity to work with WeAct just yet, but this is definitely the organization I would pick to volunteer my hours. WeAct is an organization that works to defend environmental justice. Their goal is to advocate for underserved communities that don’t have as much political standing and therefore cannot…

The Capstone Project ​

This year’s capstone project is centered around conducting research on the environemntal effects of the G.W.B. and its impact on the surrounding communities. As an Anthropology student, I am interested in how this project will help me develop skills in collecting oral histories. Unlike most anthropological and archeological research, this is a contemporary setting and…

The Wars We Fight

On a day like today, After you’ve spent hours marinating over your victory speech After the leaves have fallen off the trees The wind is chilly Like the words that are about to leave your lips After your anger has subsided and you realize you cannot build a society, That only those who come after…

In Search of Her

A culture that does not allow for self-exploration A place where belonging is not a matter of how hard you’ve tried or how much you’ve learned but merely a fact of being A birthright I had somehow never been afforded. In the lottery of life, I had lost And here I sit dramatically writing about…