Telling our stories: the longstanding tradition of quilting

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Throughout history, African Americans have been forcefully silenced from their natural inclination to express their culture, needs and desires. Quilting was and continues to be a way for Black people, Black women especially, to memorialize moments that are important to Black culture or a specific Black family. “Quilting


Why isn’t Juneteenth a paid holiday nationwide?

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Juneteenth only became a nationally recognized holiday in 2021, at the direction of President Biden. The most recent federal holiday to be created commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. Though the recognition is now at an all-time high, the benefit of being a full-fledged federal