Black Voice

The History of Motown

By: Sydnee Walcott During the 1960s there were political changes that were enacted during the Civil Rights Movement. Approaching the end of segregation, the rise of the Black Power Movement emerged and people began to notice many Black figures become more prominent within the entertainment industry. These efforts were recognized through a record label that […]

Popular Fashion Started by Black People

By: Sydnee Walcott   Black culture is not only embedded in the performing arts scene, but in the fashion scene as well.   Historically, Black culture has inspired some of the most groundbreaking fashion trends that transcend to future generations. Unfortunately, Black people continuously face challenges when achieving recognition for their creativity in the fashion industry.   The […]

Moments Where Musicians Shut Down Racist Moments

By: Sydnee Walcott   Celebrities are people with large platforms. They entertain their viewers through various creative mediums such as acting, music, and comedic acts. However, there are some artists who do more than entertain their audiences.    It is not uncommon for celebrities to use their platforms to bring awareness to social issues. There have been […]

Black People Who Revolutionalized The Hair Industry

By: Sydnee Walcott    Blacks Who Revolutionized The Hair Industry   By: Sydnee Walcott   For women of colour, hair is a form of expression that encompasses their identity and culture for centuries. Different hairstyles such as cornrows, single braids, dreadlocks, and afros help with presenting who Black people are and the pride they have towards  their […]

Iconic 80s Songs By Black Artists

By: Sydnee Walcott The 1980s was a memorable decade, filled with fun entertainment, talent, and laughter. The voluminous hair, eccentric makeup, vibrant hats, and colourful clothing, made the 80s unforgettable.   This generation embodied pop culture that offered some of the most iconic movies like E.T., to groundbreaking television shows like The Cosby Show.   The 80s […]

Relatable Issues School Daze Touches On

By: Sydnee Walcott Films provide an escape from reality among its viewers. Films exemplify life issues and include topics that everyone can relate to whether that is relationships, family, work, trauma, and health.   Spike Lee is a renowned filmmaker who uses his platform to explore thought-provoking themes throughout his films.   A common plot Lee likes […]

The Divestment Movement

By: Sydnee Walcott Everyone deserves to be accepted in society. Unfortunately, women feel unloved and ostracized from society. In an aim to address this, women have taken a stand to address this issue of inequality. “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman,” said Civil Rights Leader Malcolm X.   On May 22, 1962, […]

Five Destructive Moments From America’s Next Top Model

By: Sydnee Walcott An American reality television show that was meant to provide models with an opportunity to showcase their beauty, turned out to be a destructive experience for their career.   In 2003, supermodel Tyra Banks created America’s Next Top Model. The show made its debut on the now-defunct United Paramount Network.  After successfully premiering […]

Lessons We Can Learn From A Different World

By: Sydnee Walcott A Different World was created as a spin-off of The Cosby Show. The show is centered around Dr. Huxtable’s second oldest child, Denise Huxtable, played by biracial actress Lisa Bonet in the show.   Bonet navigates through the complexities of college life at Hillman College, the college her parents formerly attended.  The show […]