Latest Articles (17 total)
HISTORICAL TIMELINE: LFC STUDENT EQUITY MOVEMENT
By ALICIA MAYNARD ’20
Editor’s Note: This is a snapshot of the student activism during the 2019 Spring semester. Some names have been redacted to protect the privacy of students and Staff members who actively engaged in incidences related bias that have not yet been made public.
Editor’s note: In this issue of Black Rap, the Editorial Team has reprinted selected political artwork from the 70’s by the Black Students for Black Action (BSBA) group and Afrikan Students for Afrikan Liberation (ASAL).
THE BEAUTY OF INTRICACY
By TEBATSO DUBA ’22
I AM WHO I AM
By KWASI AKOWUAH’20
MI BELLA CULTURA
By YESSENIA ALVARADO VASQUEZ’20
By TARIK HALL’22
BLANCO Y NEGRO
By JENNIFER MORALES’22
CONTRIBUTOR, Volume 1, Issue 1
Editor’s Note: The email below was written by President Schutt on January 21st, 2020. This letter was signed by Faculty in support of diversifying the faculty body.
What does politics have to do with it anyway?
By ELLEN KAZEMBE’20
Jacob Lollis is a student at Furman University in South Carolina. He is currently engaging in Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign in Iowa. During his internship in Washington D.C., he worked with, Jim Clyburn, who is the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kazembe interviewed him to learn more about his interests, motivations and to find out his thoughts about youth involvement in politics.
Is it time for youth to talk more about political engagement?
By ELLEN KAZEMBE ’20
Daniel Di Martino recently graduated from Indiana University in the 2019 fall semester. He has been featured on various TV networks and radio stations including but not limited to; Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and i24 News English. According to FOX59, he met with President Trump in 2019 to discuss political issues pertaining to Venezuela. He has used the media as a platform to raise more awareness about political issues that matter to him. Kazembe interviewed him to learn more about his interests and his political involvement.
Have you Heard? Studying Abroad Is Your Best Bet To Grow
By NOMBUSO DLAMINI’20
Before I embarked on my journey, people used to ask me where I was going to study abroad. And I would respond, “The United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Most times I would get the same puzzled response, “Where is that?” And I would give one of two responses, “You know Dubai?” And then a light bulb would go off - “Oh! That sounds awesome.” Or I’d say, “In the Middle East” and most often I’d sense the puzzlement in people’s response - Why would I want to go to a region that’s a big, dry desert where women wear hijabs?
Recalling the Pan-Africanism ideology
By DENZEL MARUFU’23
One Africa is often the slogan used to embody the togetherness that African nations aspire to reach, and it provides a simplified understanding of what Pan Africanism entails. Pan Africanism is the idea that those of African diaspora should unite and form a single African nation in which the inhabitants of this nation should develop in accordance with African values as opposed to Western ideals of development.
By Nathalie Mintjens’21
The question ‘Where are you from?’ should be fairly easy to answer. However personally, it has always been a very conflicting question; are they asking for my race, my ethnicity, my nationality, where I was born, or where I grew up? For me, the answer to all these questions are different.
What Everyone Ought to Know About Barbara J.Holden-Smith ‘73
By ELLEN KAZEMBE’20
Barbara J. Holden-Smith is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. She graduated from Lake Forest College in 1973, and she is well-renowned for her groundbreaking work in Supreme Court history and practice. According to her former Cornell Law School student, Alec D.Smith’16, “Professor Barbara Holden-Smith is one of the sharpest and smartest people” he has “ever had the pleasure to learn from. During class she makes it obvious that she cares about her students’ development not because she cuts them slack, but because she pushes them to and beyond their limits unlike any other professor can.”
The pathway to success: Bill Lowry ’84
By ELLEN KAZEMBE’20
Bill Lowry ’84 is the Cook County Board Commissioner for the 3rd district in Illinois. He is a member of many Cook County Board Committees that include: Contract Compliance, Criminal Justice, Business and Economic Development,Environment and Sustainability, among others. He is also the President and Managing Shareholder at Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry P.C. and a Lake Forest College Trustee. In 2009, he won the Lake Forest College Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award.
We, the Black Rap Editorial Team, dedicate our efforts to embrace and celebrate the diversity of students, faculty, and alumni of African descendent.