Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

There are many who entered 2017 with bleak expectations. The nation’s potential first woman president had not been elected and our first black president was handing over the reins to a new...


Perspectives

Don't forget about Puerto Rico

Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the island has been making headlines for the devastation it suffered. Although it has been nearly four moths since the storm, full...


Voices of Binghamton

Voices of Binghamton

Catherine Castillo is a senior majoring in integrative neuroscience. Castillo is currently the president of Student Association-chartered club One Special World and is a resident assistant (RA) in  Dickinson Community. PRISM: What is...


Perspectives

Celebrities to leave in 2017

Celebrities have become more outspoken than ever in 2017, using their platforms to call out oppression and injustice. In the sports world, Colin Kaepernick protested racism against African Americans by kneeling during...


Perspectives

Post Malone Doesn't Respect Hip-hop

Hip-hop as an art form is one of black expression and experience, but this hasn’t stopped nonblack artists from participating. Artist such as the Beastie Boys, House of Pain and Eminem have...


Perspectives

Black Americans in the U.S. Military

African Americans have served in every single war fought by the United States, although they were fighting for American freedoms that they would often be unable to enjoy. During the time of...


Prism

Deportation Fears Lead to Tragedy

Mid-October, a mother from Liberia who was afraid of being deported, was arrested on first-degree murder charges connected to the deaths of her 3-month-old son and her 5-year-old step son. Her name...


Prism

How Will Hip-hop Help?

There is no question that race relations in America have improved since the times of slavery and the Jim Crow era; however, our country is far from a place of complete comradery....


Prism

International Spotlight: the Philippines

The Philippines has encountered many outside influences throughout its history, such as Spanish colonization and American interference. Yet, it still maintains a strong national identity, displayed in its range of languages, people,...


Prism

Moving past the culture of "man up"

A common underrepresented topic within the African American and Latinx communities is mental health. Stigmas such as being weak when showing emotions are present within our community, and they prevent us from...