NYC Women Respond to Trump’s Inauguration

  By Haby Sondo Words matter. The way in which they are so uniquely formed creates hundreds of different tones and shades of meaning which each individual listener can interpret, and make their own. The rhetoric which Trump has used during his entire campaign matters.  His words have evoked fear and anger amongst young women […]

Interesting People: What 2016 Taught One History Teacher

By Karla Davis Mr. Robert Cannobio came to MCSM in September of 2016, as a new 11th grade History teacher.  He went to Hofstra University in Long Island, with initial pans of being involved in economics, but after careful consideration while in his senior year of college, he decided to get involved in the field […]

ART: The Studio Museum’s 2016 Exhibition Makes Us Reflect Upon African History

By Karla Davis   Observant eyes roamed around a space filled with the buzzing sounds of the 1970s.  Paint and African history creeped into the cavities of my nose.  The newly installed Circa 1970 exhibition greeted me as I opened the doors of the Studio Museum. The Studio Museum recently added a new set of […]

MUSIC: Do You Know Keny Arkana?

By Carol Cooper Even though American rap and hip hop went international as soon as reps from the Bronx-based Zulu Nation toured Europe during the early 1980s, contemporary pop radio in the USA seldom supports rap records from other countries.  When you remember how many early rappers were inspired by tapes of Jamaican toasting deejays–or […]

STUDENT TRAVEL: A Research Trip to Senegal

  By Haby Sondo “Na’nga def. Mangi tudd Haby Sondo. Mangi American la. Senegal neek la.” The phrases above translate into: “Hello/How are you? My name is Haby Sondo. I am American. Senegal is nice.”   These little bits of Wolof (the native language of the Wolof people) were pieces I attempted to use as […]

LATINO RAMPAGE: Bi-lingual Supplement Volumen 4

LA HISTORIA DETRAS DEL “IN AND OUT”     (Pictured above: a local landmark transformed from barbershop to tasty take-out shop.) Por Scarlett Vargas El pasado tiene da una identidad y el futuro tiene la promesa de la realización en todas las formas, pero por alguna razón mi generación parece estar olvidando lo importante que la […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Harlem Renaissance

 A BLACK HISTORY MONTH MOMENT:  What Was the Harlem Renaissance?            Although African-American writers all over the U.S. had managed to publish both fiction and non-fiction in various formats since (at least) the 1850s, there was something special about the brilliant new writing that emerged from Harlem-based authors between the end of […]