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Paintru: The Startup That Immortalizes Memories

Paintru is revolutionizing the way to get custom artwork— all the while fostering community in Wharton and beyond.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

From Houston Hall to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Meet Penn alum and West Philadelphia state representative Rick Krajewski

by DENALI SAGNER

Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy' stresses the importance of revision

With honest self-reflection, Laymon's memoir places Black healing and redemption at the forefront.

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Unpacking Systemic Racism in Healthcare—HIST 560: Race, Gender, and Medicine in U.S. History Does Just That, And More

The summer history seminar explores how racial and gender discrimination has fueled inequalities in public health, drawing parallels to the present day pandemic. 

by CHELSEY ZHU

How the 15 Percentage Pledge Is Holding Corporate America Accountable

For major retailers, fighting systemic racism can start with shelf space.

by HANNAH LONSER

Where BLM Meets DIY: Meet Two Penn Students Using their Art to Support a Movement

How tie-dye and stickers became a force for racial change

by DENALI SAGNER

The Controversial Legacy of "Urban" Music

Despite its ubiquity, the 'urban' label has a problematic past and concerning present

by PEYTON TOUPS

Walls For Justice: Protesting With a Paintbrush

Walls For Justice seeks to unify the Philadelphia community through art.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

"People are just going to be ready to learn": Professor Gillion on PSCI 231: Race & Ethnic Politics

As students look to learn more about race dynamics, this Penn professor discusses the ways students can academically explore their excitement for political change.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

"These are Their Stories": Law and Order S.V.U. in the Age of "Copaganda"

Reexamining my favorite TV show and its feminist heroine as America questions the age-old police procedural

by DENALI SAGNER

Support Philly's Black–Owned Businesses, Today and Every Day

Do your part to promote meaningful change in our community.

by HANNAH LONSER

Candice Carty-Williams' 'Queenie' rejects the idea of the invincible Black woman

In deconstructing the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype, 'Queenie' reminds us that Black women deserve to be vulnerable, too

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Penn Masti's Black Lives Matter Fundraiser Raised Thousands in A Few Hours

The university's South Asian fusion dance team turned to its own community to make a change

by SOFIA HELLER

Beauty Companies #PullUpForChange

A social media campaign that is holding companies accountable to diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices

by ELIANA DOFT

The Responsibility of Celebrities Within Social Media Platforms

For public figures with millions of impressionable followers, sharing a picture with a #blacklivesmatter caption isn’t enough 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

OAX's Pledge to Battle Systemic Racism—and What That Entails

As Penn organizations step up, OAX members share the measures they have taken toward becoming a more welcoming organization. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Protests, Police, and Penn: On the Ground at Philadelphia's Black Lives Matter Protest

One student's experience confronting police violence—and its place in her own history. 

by DENALI SAGNER

Kiley Reid's 'Such A Fun Age': Black people are not your moral battleground

Reid's depiction of America's pre-2016 "post-racial" society highlights the inevitability of our present state

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Racism is Ingrained in Asian American Communities. We Can Change That.

A letter to young Asian Americans on confronting racism 

by CHELSEY ZHU

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