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Should we put Woke to sleep?

Should we put Woke to sleep?

Kaila Taylor

May 6, 2018

The past tense of awake is woke, obviously. “I woke up,” is what someone could utter any given morning. The word has also been adopted as a slang word with a meaning that is ever expanding, but generally entails being in the know when it comes to social and political enlightenment. A word with such...

Sia Amma: A One Woman Show

Sia Amma braids a weave into her clients hair at her salon, SF African Hair in the Tenderloin district on Wednesday, March 7. (Amarah Hernandez/ Xpress)

Kaila Taylor

April 15, 2018

The streets were a perfect balance of calm and chaotic, the air was cold, and the sound of a new apartment complex being built echoed throughout the shaded street. Sia Amma’s hair salon, Best Hair Braiding Salon, is in the middle of it all. Amma was a feminist to say the least; in every sense of the word...

Black is the New Black

Black is the New Black

Zanesha Williams

April 13, 2018

According to a well known saying, “______ is the new black.” Black is the standard of fashion. Clothing trends come and go, but recently pressure is being put on the fashion industry to let more go then just last season’s wardrobe go. The lack of diversity in the fashion world goes far beyond the ...

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