In Moonlight Black Boys Find Love

by Nicole Chavez On Thursday night, November 2, the Queer People of Color Coalition, along with the Yale Film Society, hosted a screening of the widely acclaimed new film Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins and partially based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight tells the story of a young,…

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Subway Car Vignettes

by Nicole Chávez (Staff Writer) STOP: WAKEFIELD – 241ST STREET MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $38,261 On a dull, fall afternoon at the northern edge of the Bronx, a subway car screeches to a stop at an empty platform. I sigh in content at the familiar scene. The subway stop is a mere ten-minute walk away from…

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Queer Latinx Collective Hosts First Meet-and-Greet

by Nicole Chávez (Staff Writer) On Wednesday the 7th, students gathering in the kitchen of La Casa were greeted by the thick smell of spiced Abuelita hot chocolate, Shakira on blast, and light, sugary pan dulce. De Colores, an affinity student group for queer Latinx students on campus, was hosting its first meeting after a…

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Fifth Harmony and Colorism

by Nicole Chávez Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei has recently taken a break from all social media due to racist harassment from the public. During an interview in August, Kordei characterized fellow bandmate and light-skinned Latina Camila Cabello as “quirky” and “cute”. Fans responded to the wording and her slight hesitation by calling Kordei’s remarks…

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What happened when Obama visited Cuba?

by Nicole Chavez A clenched fist. A firm handshake. A steady salute. All are associated with authority and accord. These gestures are the antitheses to the sweaty, limp handshake at the meeting between President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro on March 22nd. The encounter occurred eighty-eight years after the last visit a sitting American…

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