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Black Girl Magic Museum Review
Black Girl Magic Museum Review

Who doesn’t love a little magic? Well, how about some Black Girl Magic? Got your attention? Then I have something fabulous to share with you. I had the recent opportunity to get the full experience of a pop-up museum in Mesquite, Texas, part of the Dallas Metro. Ms. Dominique Hamilton, founder of the “Black Girl Magic Museum”, wanted to have a place “where girls could see Black Women doing great things and not just being killed.” The staff was full of positive energy as they guided guests, making sure they understood each exhibit, the history, the meanings, and also the artists who used their talents throughout the Museum....

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To be Fair or Dark, that is the Question! Colorism in Bollywood
To be Fair or Dark, that is the Question! Colorism in Bollywood

The Bollywood Industry holds talented and amazing actors who engage with their audience throughout India. However, the majority of the successful celebrities in the Indian film industry tend to be light-skinned. Dark-skinned actors do not get as many chances to show their talent in Bollywood solely because of the color of their skin. This is an illustration of colorism where one's skin color determines the probability of success and failure. ...

Black History Month Playlist
Black History Month Playlist

Happy Black History Month! To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of songs by our favorite Black artists. Music has defined many aspects of Black culture and it’s important to recognize all the genres Black people and culture have contributed to. We promise you’ll feel empowered, teary-eyed, liberated, and every other emotion while listening. Who’s your favorite Black musician and what’s your favorite song by them? Let us know in the comments!...

Issue 8: Letter From the Editor
Issue 8: Letter From the Editor

Hello and welcome to Kaleidoscope Teen Magazine’s 8th issue! Happy Black History Month! 🤎🤎🤎 What is Black History Month?Black History Month was started in 1915 and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate and share Black culture and achievements. It is a month where we educate ourselves on Black history and heritage, a time to recognize Black people’s contributions to history, and honors Black people from all periods of history. ...

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Being Black: My Experience Applying to College
Being Black: My Experience Applying to College

Applying to college as a young Black woman during a pandemic has been an experience, to say the least. Before going into this process, I thought I would have ample time to visit the colleges I was interested in and importantly, speak to current—specifically Black—students about their experience at that college in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion, and other thoughts they could give insight on. However, since I was not able to do this, I had to rely on YouTube videos and countless virtual events in order to get a glimpse into college life. ...

A Letter to the Doubtful Freshman
A Letter to the Doubtful Freshman

Dear Excited Yet Nervous Freshman, You’ve worked for this moment your entire life, and it’s finally here. Standing in the halls of academia you experience euphoria. The marble columns and founder’s statue gazing down on you, you feel peace at last. Your war of work is finally over, with you claiming victory. But as you enter the first week of classes, surprised over and over again with the grandeur of university, another feeling snakes its way into your mind, attaching itself with every single thought and feeling you have....

Day In The Life As A ROTC Student While In A Pandemic
Day In The Life As A ROTC Student While In A Pandemic

If you think being a college student during a pandemic is hard, how about being in a Reserve Officer Training Corps, ROTC, program while attending college and you are only a freshman. Here is some background information before I get into my day. ROTC is tough to balance when it comes with school and trying to become an officer, but it is doable! There are many rules that a first year has to follow such as making sure you follow the correct walkway since every freshman has a certain path you must take to go from class to class. This includes not taking a certain walkway, staircase, and/ or not walking on the grass. ...