BY: CLAIRE KIM “The bottom line is I have absolutely no faith in the F.D.A. and in the Trump administration,” said Joanne Barnes, a retired fourth-grade teacher from Fairbanks, Alaska, who said she was otherwise always scrupulously up-to-date on getting her shots, including those for shingles, flu, and pneumonia. “I just feel like there’s a… Continue reading When Releasing the Vaccine is TOO Rushed
BY: CLAIRE KIM Yay! Part III! Let's celebrate those brands that embrace their Africana culture and/or promote the Black Lives Matter Movement! (For those who have not read my previous posts, just for your information, I do not take credit for coming up with these ideas) 🙂 Huge credit to Refinery 29 for the inspiration!… Continue reading Africana & Advocacy. Apparel & Accessories.
BY: CLAIRE KIM As promised yesterday, here is a list of 15 black-owned small businesses, specifically clothing stores you can shop at instead of the typical Pacsun, Ann Taylor, or Brandy Melville brands. I hope this is helpful! (Again, I want to reiterate this, but I do not take credit for coming up with these… Continue reading 15 Black-Owned Fashion Brands You Should Shop At!
BY: CLAIRE KIM "Not only have white business owners long had easier access to capital, but many Black businesses are more vulnerable now than ever given the impact of the coronavirus. Black communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and last week, the Washington Post reported “the number of working African American business owners in the United States… Continue reading 25 Black-Owned Small Businesses You Should Support!
BY: CLAIRE KIM For a country so adamantly critical of China's Credit System, calling it out as a modern rendition of "Big Brother" from George Orwell's 1984 novel, the Trump Administration should be ashamed of their decision to collect all "COVID-19 patient information in a central database in Washington" BYPASSING the CDC. (New York Times) How hypocritical...… Continue reading Transparency Tarnished
BY: CLAIRE KIM 800 million users worldwide. 1 App. And it's about to get banned in the US. Within the past year, Tiktok has grown into one of the most popular, if not most popular, social media apps across all age groups, ranging from young adolescents who create dance content to adults who share cooking… Continue reading Tiktok: An Unconventional Platform for Advocacy
BY: CLAIRE KIM The Trump administration's recent announcement on visa regulations, demanding that all international students studying in the US be barred from staying in the country if colleges fully transition to online courses, is absolutely ridiculous. First of all, the expectation that thousands of international students can find other appropriate schooling opportunities within a… Continue reading ICE, F1, Online Classes: A Difficult Prospect for International Students
BY: CLAIRE KIM Today celebrates the day America declared its independence from Britain, a pivotal moment in America's history as a country. But as celebratory as this day is, I want to remind all of us that the current situation of America is something we should be concerned about, ponder about, and vocalize about with… Continue reading (Hopeful) 4th of July
BY: CLAIRE KIM This past week, I have been reading a book titled, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a story about a colored woman in the early to mid-1900s whose cells were used for scientific projects without her or her family's consent. The 1900s was a time in which the field of cell culturing… Continue reading HeLa Cells: The Ethics of Scientific Inquiries
BY: CLAIRE KIM Last night, I spent 2+ hours listening to my mother rant about her frustration with her stay-at-home office duties. "I'm tired" she would say, and, to no surprise, a sigh would follow up. It was clear that the 2 decades spent working under money-hungry bosses and being neglected for pursuing her ambitions… Continue reading Drowning in work… Detrimental to our mental health