• Misc

    Mi Calle – Joven, donde vives?

    It’s me, Emily Diaz, back again with another story! Below is a creative piece I have written called, “My Street – Young, where do you live?”, which depicts my childhood struggle to identify my home. I was constantly asking myself the question: Do I belong in the Dominican Republic or in New York? Join me in my journey to find the answer. Motocicletas zoom up and down the streets as I travel down the block to my cousin’s home. Anthony Santos’ finest record is flowing through the streets from the Volvos parked along the block, and my neighborhood is filled with sabrosura. I am greeted by the staccato bangs of…

  • Travel

    A Trip to China

    Taylor Madison is a freshman at Rutgers University. She is the founder of the successful blog talkthatcurl, which is a place for curly hair, wellness, cooking, travel, and a little bit of blacktivisim! (I’m a supporter and active reader, so be sure to check it out!) This year Taylor took a life-changing trip to China. Let’s see what this meant to her! This past summer, I had the opportunity to study abroad and travel across the world to China. I studied and lived in China for almost four weeks. I went to Xi’an, Shanghai, and Beijing. Traveling to China was a dream come true—I’ve been wanting to travel to China ever since…

  • Art

    Being “Trin”

      Close your eyes. Imagine the most beautiful place in the world. “The water is clear like Hawaii and a lot of jungle. If you don’t like one island go to the next,” Trinity San Jose says affectionately of her childhood home. “[In the Philippines] everything is organic.”Trinity, aka “Trin”,  is a sophomore at Orange Coast College in California.” I was born in Cebu city and was raised in Manila,” she says. “My mom [and I] lived in the Philippines and my dad tried to get us to the US. They got married here. “Once in the United States, Trin’s family spent a lot of time by the beach. “My first surf was…