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Author: Jael Iyema

Jammin’ With JordanPosted 12/12/2020 by Jael Iyema

United Kingdom’s rising R&B and soul artist talks about how the pandemic has impacted his music. Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 26-year-old British a... More

COVID Diary #9Posted 11/12/2020 by Jael Iyema

To whom it may concern,   Let me tell you about the lockdown.   When it came We seemed to appreciate Mother Earth’s creations a little more than we did before  Waters were a bit clearer P... More

SAT? Not for me.Posted 11/10/2020 by Jael Iyema

The outdated and racially exclusive standardized test that is required for admission by most colleges continues to fail its test takers of color. In 1917, a group of psychologists created the “Army ... More

Let Us BreathePosted 11/04/2020 by Jael Iyema

Activists in Denver, New York City, and Portland demonstrate remarkable advocacy in their cities. The 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is one of the largest social movements in U.S. history. Fou... More

One Minute MorePosted 05/21/2020 by Jael Iyema

As our time at home increases, our time on our phones increases as well. Since March 13, I have spent about 60 days at home watching the housewives, eating bagels, taking long walks, and watching more... More

Making Her Way to DenverPosted 03/04/2020 by Jael Iyema

Blair Imani comes to Denver for her Making Our Way Home book tour. Known for her advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and author of not one but two history books, Blair Imani is an inspiring, outspoken and trai... More

More Than “Just Hair”Posted 02/05/2020 by Jael Iyema

Black culture is a complex entity that needs to be understood and celebrated. For centuries, African and Black American men and women have worn braids. Their box braids, cornrows, Bantu puffs, afros, ... More

A Busy Head at BusyheadPosted 12/13/2019 by Jael Iyema

Attending one’s very first concert is always a memorable experience.  I never thought that in my 16 years of living, I would be in a room full of screaming teenage girls who enjoyed the same mu... More

Glorious DeloresPosted 12/09/2019 by Jael Iyema

Delores Leslie talks about her educational journey from being a paraprofessional to getting her degree in special education. On the hunt for a job, Delores Leslie was looking for a school to start her... More

What a Fright at Movie NightPosted 11/10/2019 by Jael Iyema

This year marks the fourth movie night that TJ students have organized, and it was one to remember. This year Beetlejuice (1988) was the movie chosen and enjoyed by TJ students. Leadership students be... More