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Living Lizzo’s truth hurts: The challenges of being an unapologetically fat Black woman

Lizzo

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

January 16, 2020

There is no better way to start the new year than cleansing the trolls out of your life. On Jan. 5, Lizzo, breakout icon of 2019, did just that. Lizzo said goodbye to her Twitter account, citing the “too many trolls.”  The largest wave of Lizzo trolls took Twitter by storm in mid-December when images and videos of Lizzo wearing a bu...

The death of the Black male

The death of the Black male

Eric Charles, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres is an assistant professor jointly appointed in the Department of Anthropology and Program in Africana Studies.   Dear Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres, The active Black soul is heartstruck and divided. We’ve integrated our Blackness into social const...

Complicating Women’s History Month: powerful voices from margins

Complicating Women's History Month: powerful voices from margins

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

March 13, 2019

As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month this March, citizens reflect on the significance and impact of what it means to be a woman. As the years go by, women are rightfully attaining more opportunities to voice their struggles and surpass social obstacles one barrier after another. Refl...

Blackface’s history in Mardi Gras

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Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 28, 2019

From 1850 to 1870, the United States was a young nation, plagued by inequity and human rights violations. For the majority of that period, white Americans had the right to own human property: black slaves. Yet in the decades following the passing of the 13th Amendment – an abolishment of the privil...

Intersections’ top queer black Instagrammers to follow

Hugo Fajardo | Staff Artist

Lauren Flowers, Intersections Editor

February 20, 2019

Looking for socially conscious memes? Or just need a break from all your midterm studying? Intersections has got you covered with the top five queer Black accounts to follow this month. Celebrate an intersectional Black History Month by checking out these icons’ profiles, we guarantee you’ll love their q...

Black history is world history: Exploring African diaspora mythos, religions

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 20, 2019

Black history is so massive and enriching, border lines and oceans cannot possibly measure it. During Black History Month, Americans recognize the hardships and oppression Black people continue to face in the U.S., but one can also celebrate the excellence and beauty in Black culture and its people. B...

When, where to celebrate Black History Month in New Orleans

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Hannah Erbrick, Arcade Editor

February 14, 2019

With Black History Month fully underway, there’s no shortage of celebratory and informative events all over the country. Luckily for Tulane students, there may be few better cities in which to celebrate Black history and excellence than New Orleans. The many events around town seek to honor the pre...

Tulane’s Theatre and Dance Department shines spotlight on the magic of black theatre

Czars Trinidad | Senior Staff Artist

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 14, 2019

Before it became a business world buzzword, storytelling was a way for people to connect on an emotional level. The theatre has long offered a platform for this connection on a broader scale. Based on the U.S. education curriculum, Americans generally learn about the history of Western theatre...

The best black businesses in New Orleans

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Lauren Flowers, Intersections Editor

February 14, 2019

Black culture has had an extremely notable influence on New Orleans, even in the face of hundreds of years of adversity. From New Orleans’ establishment in 1718, until the eradication of slavery in 1865, its relevance as trade center – and, thus, its wealth – was dependent on the forced labor ...

Intersections’ top 10 Instagram accounts you need to be following

Intersections' top 10 Instagram accounts you need to be following

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

January 23, 2019

If you need that occasional break from Twitter, you've come to the right place. This week we're bringing you the best intersectional content on Instagram that you should go follow after reading this. Get ready for content that shines a light on intersectionality, identity, resistance and soc...

Did R. Kelly hide in plain sight?

Did R. Kelly hide in plain sight?

Lauren Flowers, Intersections Editor

January 23, 2019

   Courtesy of Flickr Kelly is from my home, Chicago. Not in the way Kanye West is from Chicago – a rapper who fashioned himself into a representation of “Chi-town” until he became a member of the Hollywood elite, never to be seen within my hometown again. Kelly, unlike West, has actually ...

Intersections’ top tweets of Winter Break

Intersections' top tweets of Winter Break

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

January 16, 2019

Welcome back Tulanians. Let's kick off the first school week of 2019 by looking back at our endlessly-scrolling Twitter feeds filled with family Vines, "merry Chrysler" tweets, and conspiracy theories after having watched "Bandersnatch." Here are Intersections' favorite tweets from winter br...