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leslierose Leslie D. Rose


Leslie D. Rose is a Jersey-born, Xavier-educated, veteran journalist, editor, photographer, and poet. She is also a lipstick aficionado, Babyface superfan, loving cat mother, and her whole Blatina self at all times. She formerly served as the Copy Editor and Weekend Editor at Blavity News.

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They Weren't Too Keen On The Idea Of The COVID-19 Vaccine. Here's Why They Got It, Anyway.

Vaccine hesitation has been a widespread issue throughout the United States since COVID-19 vaccines were first announced near the end of 2020. Initially, the resistance leaned more on the political end of things with former President Donald Trump taking questionable stances on the virus and vaccine. However, as Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson began producing the inoculation,...

Exclusive: Mickey Guyton, A Lady Of Country Music Firsts, Is Just Getting Started

Country songstress Mickey Guyton has been making hits, waves and everything in between. The singer is the first Black woman solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy in a country music category, the first Black woman in country music to perform on the awards show and the first Black woman to host the Academy of Country Music Awards. She was also name-dropped by White House Principal...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Revisits Growing Up A 'Black Cop's Kid' In New Essay

Conversations about policing have taken the mainstream stage throughout history, from its not-so-humble beginnings in slave patrols, to the sociological concerns that the role feeds the school-to-prison pipeline, to various inequities in staffing and community presence.There are also present-day stories like that of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn who faced off with Trump...