Crimson opinion writer

Christian A. Gines

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On Campus

‘Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth’ Review: Kyle Abraham's Story of Death, Love, and Freedom

The message of “Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth” was one of solidarity. In the face of anti-Blackness, Abraham’s show illustrates how Black solidarity can help those survive the violence of the world.

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Retrospective: Virgil Abloh, Blackness, and Disability

Abloh not only created a unique space within Off-White and Louis Vuitton, but he also created a new world for young Black creatives.

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On Campus

‘38 at the Garden’: A Dive into the Time of Linsanity

Throughout the documentary and the panel discussion, Lin was described as a figure that “broke the matrix.”

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On Takeoff, Black Death, and Mourning

Takeoff deserved to grow old.

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Returning the Revolutionary Slave

Harvard has released a report about their Legacy of Slavery. Now it is time to act. Returning the skull so that the Islamic community of Salvador can, at long last, provide it a proper funeral will represent a small but essential first step in the repatriation revolution needed to atone for Harvard’s harms.

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Artist Profile: Dee-1 on Hip-hop, Education, and the State of the Culture

“If there’s no resistance, then chances are you aren’t fighting the right fight.”

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‘Tomorrow 2’ Review: Glorilla and Cardi B Co-sign

If “Tomorrow 2” is emblematic of the type of music that Glorilla will make in the future, then she is definitely here to stay.

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On the Jackson, Miss., Water Crisis

We will soon have the power to make decisions that will impact our future for the better or worse, and it is only through a concerted effort that we can fight the structures of oppression within our society and strive to create a better world for all those that live in it.

Black History Month
Op Eds

Can Harvard Truly Address Its Legacy of Slavery?

There is no way to address the effects and legacies of slavery without addressing how slavery still seeps into our everyday lives, from our political institutions to even the ways that we study, learn, and interact with knowledge — especially at Harvard. If Harvard truly wanted to address its continuing legacy of slavery, Harvard’s educational practices, their investment strategies, and overall ways of existing as a University would be different.