Black Books Matter: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

by Channon Oyeniran Reading is essential to everyone, but I think most importantly to children! For this Tuesday Justice post, I want to focus on children’s books and the importance for kids to read diverse books and read (or hear) stories with main characters who (unfortunately) aren’t normally showcased. Why it’s important for Ara: My… Read More Black Books Matter: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

The Socially Conscious Artistry of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

by Channon Oyeniran Not your ordinary feel good, music pumping, fun and colourful music video, Childish Gambino released “This is America” to the world on May 6th, and it has been a hot topic on all social media platforms since. Both the video and the song itself provide powerful social commentary, highlighting a variety of… Read More The Socially Conscious Artistry of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

#BlackHairProblems

As other posts on this blog have discussed time and again, there is deep-rooted systemic racism at play here, even down to the trivial things such as a person’s hair…the hair that they were born with. So no, the issue is not just about hair, but about the continuous racism directed towards black people and the constant effort to try and dehumanize us and make us feel “less than” in every aspect of society and life.… Read More #BlackHairProblems