Remember Where You Came From

By: Destiny Jenesis At the beginning of November, rapper Lil Wayne had an interview with ABC Nightline reporter Linsey Davis in which some controversial statements were made.When Davis asked what Wayne thought the Black Lives Matter movement was about, the rapper responded saying “it’s somebody got shot by the police for a f****d up reason.”… Continue reading Remember Where You Came From

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The Academy Awards and a Hope for Change

A reflection of the Academy Awards stance on race and a hope that it changes soon. Kwesi Cush The Academy awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, claim to always mirror society. As the melting pot center of the world, America reins true. But as recent events have shown, some flavors are not accounted for… Continue reading The Academy Awards and a Hope for Change

“Black-ish” — Offensive or Refreshing?

The new ABC sitcom has struck a chord -- and set off a debate By Maria Estevez Mackey Since its debut  in September, the show Black-ish has sparked controversy. Starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson - as Bow and Andre Johnson. The ABC sitcom has been targeted for both its title and edgy subject… Continue reading “Black-ish” — Offensive or Refreshing?

More than Skin Deep

A model with vitiligo takes fashion world by storm By Joli Eubanks Winnie Harlow, a model with vitiligo, has been gaining the attention of the fashion world with her unique look. The 20-year-old, who was first introduced on America’s Next Top Model, recently landed campaigns for both Desigual and Diesel. She has a disease that… Continue reading More than Skin Deep

No Girl Left Behind

Helping African-American girls succeed By Carrie Jeremy Starasia Mackline, a bright and outgoing 8th grade student in my after-school program, often finds herself getting sidetracked. Like any normal middle-school child, she worries about having friends and hanging with the “cool kids.” One “friend” in particular doesn’t seem to care about her education and often distracts… Continue reading No Girl Left Behind

The Homecoming

Veterans of our publication talk about the past and future of The Paper by Jalesa Tucker Some of the original members of The Paper stopped by Shepard Hall on April 16 to talk to current students about the significance and legacy of CCNY’s only campus publication run by students of color. City College in the… Continue reading The Homecoming