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    Please Shut Up: White Complaining Is Still Silencing Minority Screaming

    Going to a predominantly white school has caused me to feel anxious when I hear the words “race” and “class discussion” used in the same sentence. It is not so much that I’m afraid of someone asking “Why can’t I say, nigger, if you can”, (although that has been asked at least once every school […] More

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    How Large Tobacco Companies Are Targeting African American Youth

    The tobacco industry has gone to extensive lengths to target and racially profile the African-American community over the past three decades. Through thorough research and heavy advertising, the industry has successfully infiltrated the population of minority African American youth. The industry’s target in the African-American community has had an extremely destructive impact, which is: African […] More

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    Straight From The Bag

    I sat down with my younger sister, Alissa Banks, as she took me on a tour through her makeup bags to discuss her top 15 favorite products she uses daily when she “beats” her face. Here’s what she has to say… Tarte “Rainforest of the Sea” Aquacealer concealer: “I really like it because it’s a […] More

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    The Detrimental Effects of Eurocentric Beauty Ideals

    We are all familiar with what Eurocentric beauty ideals encompass: pale skin, straight hair, light eyes etc. You would think that in 2017 these beauty ideals would not be as prevalent in our society but somehow they still are. Essentially, they are ideas that have stemmed from the Western world and have been imposed on […] More

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    Tunisia Celebrates Women

    Every 13 of August since 1956, Tunisia celebrates its Women: those leaders who have demonstrated their skills in every field, who have proven to the whole world that they’re indeed EQUAL to men. Tunisian Women obtained their rights in 1956, thanks to our late president “Habib Bourguiba”, who established after Tunisia’s independence, the “Code of Personal […] More

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    Being ‘White-Passing’

    I am mixed raced and ‘White-Passing’. Well, to be more specific I am white and black Caribbean. So what does White-Passing mean? Well, it’s in the name, meaning that it’s someone from an ethnic minority who looks white. Throughout my entire life, I have always identified as being mixed race, it was just an intrinsic […] More

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    Existing As An Act Of Resistance

    I was so scared after this past election. I remember it so well; I woke up and checked the news, I was angry, I remember that I cried. My grandmother cried, my brother cried. My friend was scared to walk around in her neighborhood. She was scared people would start lynching again. I’m still scared, […] More

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    Why Gay Representation in Film Is No Longer Enough

    The representation of LGBT+ characters in the film industry is an issue that has been floating around for many years, and in many cases, the situation is not improving. While some recent films have indeed shaped for the better the way queer people are viewed by film audiences – for example Pride, Moonlight, Weekend – there have also […] More

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    Thirteen Reasons Why: The Real Story

    Thirteen Reasons Why, three words that took the nation for a wild ride. The Netflix original series aired in March of this year and as I’m sure the majority of you know, infuriated the vast population of adults and authoritative figures. Teenagers connected sincerely with the story of Hannah Baker, a 16 year old who […] More

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    Is Self Love Problematic?

    We’ve all heard of the self-love movement, it’s become nothing short of a global phenomenon, particularly amongst teenagers and young adults. With the hash tag self-love amassing over 9 million posts on Instagram alone, it is clear that this trend is not slowing down anytime soon. But what exactly is self-love? In my opinion, self-love […] More

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    Studies Show Alt-Right White Men Are More Dangerous To The U.S Than Islamic-Extremists

    After 9/11, modern media has paid more attention to terrorist attacks conducted by ISIS and other groups in the United States and around the world, rather than paying equal attention to attacks conducted by domestic terrorist organizations such as the KKK, and lone wolves from the alt-right political party. Many of these attacks conducted by […] More

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    My First Pride Experience

    This last week, I attended my first ever Pride festival. It was relatively small, about one or two hundred people in attendance. It was held in North Eastern Washington, in a community park in Snohomish County. As I walked into the park, I saw people of all different ages and races jumbled up together on […] More

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    LGBTQ vs Trump

    In 3 tweets from President Donald Trump, he effectively banned transgender people from serving in any of the military branches. People in the LGBTQ community need a breather from this derogatory treatment. Even though gay marriage was legalized one year ago, the new legislation did not stop the unfairness and discrimination occurring in the United […] More

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    The U.S Needs To Ban Animal Testing

    WARNING: THERE ARE SOME GRAPHIC IMAGES IN THIS ARTICLE THAT MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR ALL READERS, PLEASE VIEW AT THE READER’S DISCRETION ANIMAL TESTING IS UNRELIABLE 95% of drugs fail in human trials despite results that are supposed to guarantee Utilizing dogs, rats, mice and rabbits to test drugs is unclear if it’s safe for […] More

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    An Interview With The “Arab Carrie Bradshaw”: Faiza Rammuny

    Nicknamed ” The Arab Carrie Bradshaw”, Faiza Rammuny is a 32-year-old Palestinian-American blogger, writer, and comedian. Her funny videos portraying girls’ daily lives especially Arab girls are going viral through the internet. That’s why the GLUE Magazine interviewed Faiza to know more about her as a comedian, as an artist but also as a human […] More

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    Seven Fashion Brands That Benefit The World And Not Just Your Wardrobe

    We live in a world where people really care about keeping up with the latest trends, but sometimes, our favorite brands, have a more negative impact on our planet than we may think. There are, however, ways in which we can shop without worrying about the lasting effect it’ll have on our planet. There are […] More

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    Sorry, We Are Closed: The United States Has Hit The Trump Imposed Immigration Quota

    50,000. This is a number of immigrants the US will admit in one year due to the new GOP. In mid-June, this quota was hit and will result in major issues for people seeking refuge into the US. Trump’s new quota, which was included in the new travel ban, has decreased immigrant admissions from 110,000 […] More

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    Tennessee Judge Offers Inmates An Unconstitutional Ultimatum

    Just when I think the justice system can’t get any more lawless than it actually is, some fool with a gavel or legislative power forgets that the people they incarcerated are, in fact, real people and not cattle. Most recently, the fool with the gavel is a judge from Tennessee who offered repeated offenders a […] More

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    The Opioid Crisis And The Proposed Solutions

    Opioid overdose: The leading cause of death for adults under the age of 50. Opioids are defined as a class of strong painkiller or analgesic drugs that are naturally derived from opium, including heroin and morphine. The intake of said drugs has led to a national opioid epidemic. According to the DEA, or the Drug […] More

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    Community Volunteer Work For My School Turned Me Into A Black Service Boy

    My school has had a service hour commitment for as long as I have been enrolled: 11 years. In fact, in order to graduate you have to complete 100 hours of community service, which the administration has dubbed “service learning”. It seems that the school wishes to enlighten students to the realities of those who […] More

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    Brown Girl Art You Didn’t Know You Needed, Until Now

    representation fucking matters So I while ago I found myself on the artsy fartsy side of Instagram where the beautiful, brown women of this realm wrote, painted and sang their hair, culture, and ancestors into life. I haven’t left since, and I like to think I think I am somehow now part of it. Since […] More

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    Heteronormativity Is Hurting Us

    When one thinks of a relationship, what is the first thing they think of? Is it people in love, or perhaps, who they might be? There’s one thing that we as a society can agree on- the first thing that comes to people’s minds, when they picture a couple, is, you guessed it, a man […] More

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