Vodou is a Religion for Women

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppMarvel’s Cloak and Dagger recently explored the history of vodou in the episode entitled “Stained Glass”. In a short scene, Tyrone visits Evita, who gives tours of the resting place of the Vodou priestess Marie Laveau. Louisiana knows her as the Creole practitioner of Vodun.“Vodou is at its core, a diverse collection of religious and cultural traditions that can either standalone, or be added to your faith,” Evita tells the group, as Ty watches. Aside from the beautiful cinematography and the New Orleans-inspired set design,…

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Photographer Carrie Mae Weems to be Honored With Degree from UO

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppCarrie Mae Weems is an artist best-known for her work in photography in which she explores black female sexuality, race, and gender in the United States. However, she never wanted her work to be solely about “the black experience” or “the female experience”. Weems is a visionary whose work prompts a dialogue that will hopefully result in some sort of change. She once said, “It’s impossible to change the social without changing the personal – you have to put your money where your mouth is.…

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Interview With An Educator: The Muslim Experience in America

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppI was extremely privileged to be able to interview Sarah Shaaban, who is an alumnus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and who is involved within the student’s affairs program at Columbia College Chicago as well. Her familial heritage and background made her the perfect person to speak with regarding the modern experience of Muslim women in the United States. Shaaban was incredibly amicable and welcoming when talking about her own experiences, as well as the experiences of her mother and grandmother. I was…

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FIFA to Implement 3-Step Plan to Tackle Racism

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFIFA is set to enact a 3-step plan to combat an ongoing battle with racism. Particularly in Russia, non-white soccer players have been subject to taunts and racist harassment primarily from fans. The 3-step procedure to fight discriminatory incidents at matches begins with allowing referees to first stop the match. They will then be able to request an announcement to assist in the particular case. If the behavior persists, the referee then has the option to suspend the match following another warning announcement. Lastly, the…

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain in Africa

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAnthony Bourdain’s death is shocking, to say the least. As one of the most influential chefs and television personalities in the world, audiences everywhere felt inclined to invite him into their homes. Families gathered to not only be entertained by this man’s fascination with food, but his understanding of how culture influences food. Bourdain was a unique individual because his love of food surpassed taste and flavor; he reminded us that food is a way to experience people and places. It is not simply comfort;…

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