Author: Kehinde Thurman

I have never actively celebrated Kwanzaa but through my circle of friends, I was well aware that today, the second day of Kwanzaa, was dedicated to the principle of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) which is the defining and naming of, creating and speaking for, ourselves. As a...

“When you make pain look this good it never wears out.” Mara Brock Akil has long been known for her beautifully and brutally honest depictions of Black female life. Her hit show Girlfriends gave us a glimpse of what it is like to live life as...

  Life Behind the Veil just wrapped up a year-long workshop series with Lincoln College. The series, "They Told You To Go To College, Now What?" was designed to decrease risk factors/increase protective factors that impact retention with a focus on students of color, women and...