Ever since I’ve returned to the United States from my vacation in Colombia, I have been attempting to put into words the magic that was Palenque. The locals of the town call it Africa in Colombia because when Cartagena got its independence from Spain, they fled to Palenque and developed the first free African nation … More Africa In Colombia
Hey my loves! Happy Pride to Black trans-women first, then my fellow Black lesbians, and everybody else too! Most years, Pride Month would ignite a bunch of memories about coming out but this year is different. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been waking up feeling gay gay (shoutowt to my Fiancé) or because … More Intersextional Thinking: Committed to Pride!
Kings & queens of color!! Ya’ll remember growing up, getting your hair done, and only needing blue magic and some water to get you right? Those were the days when natural hair was made easy. I don’t recall my mom ever experimenting with a lot of different products to figure out what my hair … More Curls, Confidence, and Coconut Oil
Digital activism campaigns are an effective means of protest in our modern-day society. These campaigns are beneficial in rebuilding communities and providing a circle of support. Thousands of young TikTok users and Kpop fans were given credit the small Tulsa turnout. On June 20th, 2020, Trump appeared in Tulsa to what was expected to be … More How Digital Activism Campaigns Build Community
The ancient African philosophy Ubuntu is the belief in infant abundance-unity within the community. Living life with no currency, boarding or trading due to it being manipulated through exploitation. “Because I am we are.” Imagine having everything you need exactly when you need it, eliminating the need to “save for a rainy day” or hoard … More Lucid Reality
This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his … More Little Brown Boy
When I was eleven years old, at the time I did not realize that I was taking a picture that would be so precious to me, and that it would lead to such a special moment between me and one of my closest friends. As I mentioned in my previous article, Emily Lauren Mata, an … More Painting A Picture of Love
Hi! In honor of Black History Month, we at QMC have collectively created this powerful playlist of songs that have inspired us as Black Men and Women. Enjoy and let us know what you think of our choices in the comments 🙂 Freedom- Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar This is America- Childish Gambino Glory-Common ft. John … More BLACK HISTORY MONTH POWERFUL PLAYLIST
As we know the cannabis industry is growing tremendously as more places in the U.S begin to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana. There has also been a rise in YT “progressives” capitalizing off of marijuana by starting lucrative businesses. All over the country people are opening dispensaries, and promoting their cannabis businesses on Instagram. … More Don’t Touch my Weeeeeed!
Working in the field of social justice has been an interest of mine for the last three years. My experience working with youth, immigrants in New York, women of color and in the field of education have taught me so much about community engagement. I love that I am able to understand how different social … More Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice