African-American Women Fight For Civil Rights

January 22, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Posters can be found all over Utah Valley University campus to celebrate the life and works of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. and the strides made in Civil Rights. These posters feature black women in history that have made a difference and paved the way for some of the rights that we enjoy today.   Amelia […]

Don’t make assumptions because I’m different

November 12, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes I think it’s safe to say there’s no place in the world like Utah County. Having lived in Utah for seven years now, being different doesn’t faze me much anymore. And I am different, very different. As I pick up a Jamba Juice in the morning, scramble to find parking and hurry to my first […]

Dos and Don’ts in Racial Etiquette

January 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Being a Spanish-Nigerian woman in Utah County, I’ve inevitably dealt a lot with race. I’m by no means an expert on it, but here is a list of common things I’ve come across throughout my years in the Valley.   DON’T ask someone “what are you?” I would probably answer by saying “a human being” […]

Finding the ‘white literature section’

January 16, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes UVU needs an official African American Literature class. Usually, it is unconvincing to argue for anything by saying, “everybody else is doing it” but, the fact is, the majority of universities in the country have a class offered with this title and the fact that UVU does not is unsettling. There have been courses that […]