The Paper “Winter 2017” Now Available

The Paper Winter 2017 Now Available in "Archive."


Our Silence Will Not Protect Us

By Maya Doig-Acuña Our country is deeply fragmented in this moment, or more aptly, fault lines have always drawn boundaries between our communities. But this election has cracked and exposed the broken rock beneath us. In the weeks since the 2016 presidential election, we continue to feel the aftershocks of such a divide. Many of… Continue reading Our Silence Will Not Protect Us

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

Fin Is Lit

As college students who are soon to be thrusted into the career world around us, we need to learn how to take ownership of the financial decisions that affect our future success. Put together by a team of undergraduate advertising and public relations students from the City College of New York, LightsOn Productions is dedicated to helping… Continue reading Fin Is Lit

Marching Across the Brooklyn Bridge, CUNY Students and Faculty Protest Against Budget Cuts

Written By Andres Valcarcel Photos by Gabriela Vasconez Manhattan - Last Sunday CUNY students, faculty, and Assembly members congregated at City Hall Park to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and protest against budget cuts proposed by New York State. At 12 pm, students, faculty, and supporters gathered at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. The City… Continue reading Marching Across the Brooklyn Bridge, CUNY Students and Faculty Protest Against Budget Cuts

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

Not So Fresh

If “Fresh Off the Boat” stopped pandering to a white audience it would be a better show by Massiel Ramos First came Black-ish, and now Fresh Off the Boat adds to sitcoms introduced recently that focus on families of color. But this new ABC ½ hour comedy that follows a Taiwanese family living in Orlando… Continue reading Not So Fresh

Grammy’s Whitewash

Put the hip-hop category on television where it belongs By Keevin Brown African-American culture has been the subject of white America’s reverence since before the days of minstrelsy. The 2015 Grammy’s decision not to televise the hip-hop category speaks to a deeper issue of cultural appropriation, voyeurism, and exploitation. The awards ceremony opted to have… Continue reading Grammy’s Whitewash

More Natural Hair Drama

Stop criticizing women of color about our hair By N. Grant At the recent Oscar show, Disney Channel actress Zendaya Coleman walked the red carpet wearing waist-length dreadlocks. The following day on the E! channel show, The Fashion Police, Guiliana Rancic, joked that the actress smelled of “smells like patchouli oil, and weed.” Coleman took… Continue reading More Natural Hair Drama

Yusef Salaam Tells Students the Real Central Park Jogger Story

In 1989, Yusef Salaam and four other Harlem teenagers, were arrested for raping a woman in a notorious incident known as the Central Park jogger case He spent seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit and was finally exonerated in 2002. Salaam, now 41, visited a class of journalism students recently… Continue reading Yusef Salaam Tells Students the Real Central Park Jogger Story

Get Your Hand Out My Pocket

Reclaiming $1 trillion of aggressive African-American buying power by Andres Davoren Jr. The media often portrays Black people in America as aggressors. And we are aggressive—shoppers and spenders—according to a recent study conducted by the Nielsen Company. This year, the report notes, African- American economic power is expected to soar to $1 trillion. This African-American… Continue reading Get Your Hand Out My Pocket