Everybody Still Wants Solange

On Thursday, January 26 at 9PM, the Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium hosted the sold out event “Everybody Still Wants to Fly: Activism in Pop from Prince to Solange,” part of a four day conference celebrating the legacies of Prince and David Bowie. Though the event was sold out because it featured Solange Knowles as…

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Research Spotlight: Fernando Rojas and School Segregation

Fernando Rojas, a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College, spent this past summer working at the Brown vs. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas through a Latino heritage internship program. While at the museum, Rojas completed a project on the history of the Mendez vs. Westminster Orange County School Board (1947) Supreme Court case as…

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The Death of Vine

by Karen Marks On Thursday, October 27, Twitter announced that over the next few months it would phase out the video app, Vine, due to financial reasons. After ten months of foolishness including a plague of clowns and a looming election that satirizes itself, 2016 still manages to outdo itself. While Vine wasn’t necessarily a…

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Vince Staples Releases “Prima Donna” Video

by Karen Marks (Staff Writer) On Thursday, September 1st, Vince Staples dropped the video for his second EP “Prima Donna,” which was released last week. Staples’s videos never lack artistic imagination, and Prima Donna is no exception. More short film than music video, Prima Donna doesn’t just feature one song from Staples’s new album –…

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Black in China

by Karen Marks (Staff Writer) When given the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese intensively for two months at Harvard’s Beijing summer school, with a full Yale fellowship, I was excited. However, as much as I looked forward to spending the summer learning a new language and culture, the experiences of other Black foreigners in China…

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