Live and Help Live: Lessons From Abdul Sattar Edhi

By NIDA ALI February 28. 2018 “Today, February 28, 2018 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Abdul Sattar Edhi, a renowned humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of the Edhi Foundation who passed away last year.” Hira Imtiaz, 19,…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

What are common mistakes in friendships nobody tells you about?

By Niklas Göke February 27th, 2018 “Ambition does not work in friendship.” The more you have of these, the harder it is to make friends: Money. Beauty. Knowledge. Status. In other words, everything we fight tooth and nail for on a…

Black People in The Media

“If you don’t see something, it doesn’t exist.” Crystal Ferguson

Makeup: There’s Like 75 Shades of White and One Shade of Black

“Our issues with makeup would have to be color ranges. There’s like 75 shades of white, how, I don’t understand. But there’s one shade of black.”

The Voice in Your Head is Bull Shit

By William Beteet February 20th, 2018 “Your mind get’s bored and is looking for something to do, and when you are tired it’s easier for it to be negative.” That the Voice inside your head is Bull Shit! I cannot express…

This Incident Made Me Aware of My Blackness

“‘We didn’t know they let n-words live in this neighborhood.’ [This incident] made me aware of how some people view my blackness.” – Alexandria Collins

I Have Every Right to Be Angry When it Comes to Issues of Race

“It gets to the point where as a black woman, you kind of refrain from TRULY expressing yourself because you don’t want to be stigmatized as just a “loud black woman. And God forbid you show too much emotion. Then…

It’s Trendy to Be Blackish: You Can Only be Black to an Extent

“[The non-black community says] ‘We’re accepting you now. You’re now kind of beautiful.’ But once you show all of your blackness, you’re not THAT beautiful.”

What important lesson in life is often forgotten?

By Niklas Göke February 15th, 2018 “The Cycle of History; The Cycle of Life“ The value of restraint. Not too long ago, part of growing up was to learn patience. It wasn’t optional. Paychecks needed longer to clear and wire transfers took…

Copywriting Black Beauty Promo

We want to redefine what is beautiful. Merging Black History Month and Women’s History month together, REV 21 Media presents, “Copyrighting Black Beauty.” This series of interviews were done with various young women that present the struggles and joys of…

What are Muslims doing to counter ISIS?

By SAIMA USMANI February 8th, 2018 “We karate-chop the bond between them and their very recruiting force: angry young Muslims.” I am an American Muslim and I am a foot soldier in the War on Terrorism. I don’t mean to…

A Teacher Recounts The Story of Her Most Memorable Student

By SAIMA USMANI February 7th, 2018 “This girl was mean and this girl was angry.” She was a skinny little 3rd grader of Kashmiri ancestry, with a father doing business overseas and a very young, very harried mother. For those of you who…

Unwritten Social Rules Everyone Should Know

By Niklas Göke February 6th 2018 “There are rules, written and unwritten, and they depend on the time, the people, the country, the culture, the politics, and a whole lot of other values” When you drive into Area 51, past the…

Life’s Top 3 Setbacks and How to Overcome Them

By Admin February 5th, 2018 “A lot of life’s problems can be solved by thinking clearly about what you want to do, what you truly need.”   Fear Life’s biggest setback is fear.  Everyone is afraid of something, whether it’s…

Napoli, Brooklyn: A Tale of Conflict and Love

By Staff Writer February 2nd, 2018 “A suspenseful play that focuses on the painful, challenging, and conflicting lives of an immigrant family while emphasizing the power of women and strong bonds.” It’s 1960, and you work day in, day out,…