The Lakeland Mirror

Essence of everyone: a response to anonymous comments

Essence of everyone: a response to anonymous comments

Tyra Peters, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016

Recent posts on Yik Yak have read, “I think EOH(Essence of Heritage) is a fantastic event and believe that it's important to know and acknowledge how far the African American race had come. But to give out awards to only students of color dumbfounds me!” Comments to this post on the anonymous site ...

Minority Report: Ain’t I ashamed

Minority Report: Ain’t I ashamed

Benjamin Wilks, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2016

I never try to call out my own people for the fact that most in America will beat me to it 10 times out of 10, but I can’t seem to hold in my frustrations on this matter. A convocation titled “Ain’t I a Woman” was held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in which two African American performers came to La...

Black lives matter: My stance on police brutality

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Serina Jones, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2016

Police brutality seems to be an epidemic in the United States.  From New York to Ferguson, Mo., to Baltimore, Md. and to Texas, these past two years have been crazy. One cannot just blame the black community in this country for crying out “Black Lives Matter” because the highlight of these act...

Movie Monday with Luke: “Scream” savvy, worth discussion

Movie Monday with Luke: “Scream” savvy, worth discussion

Luke Ulatowski, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2015

It’s almost Halloween, so in the spirit of the season, why don’t we look at a slasher film this week? Let’s see…Which one would you like to watch? 1978’s “Halloween,” 1980’s “Friday the 13th,” or 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street?” You know what, let’s just do a roule...

Minority Perspective: Tiger stripes

Minority Perspective: Tiger stripes

Benjamin Wilks, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015

My blackness is something I take pride in; something I take joy in. I wake up every morning and smile in the mirror, looking at my appearance, picking out my afro and feeling confident about myself. But there was a time when I didn’t think or do any of that. I would look at myself in the mirror...

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