Approximately 64 percent of women that are within the reproductive age range (15-49) are using contraception in the United States, while 35% are not, according to a National Health Statistics Report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), with the number growing, the discussion of the impacts birth control has on the female body is constantly evolving. Thirty-seven percent of women using contraception are between the ages of 15-19 while women between the ages of 40-49 makeu
Lorena Fuentes-Montiel talking to the kids she serves in Trujillo Colon, Honduras (Photo Credit Lorena Fuentes-Montiel) “You can do service everyday by setting an example for other people,” says Lorena Fuentes-Montiel, a junior and business management major at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Fuentes-Montiel is the founder of the organization Actuemos Por Los Niño’s De Honduras (Lets Act for the Kids in Honduras). With this organization, Fuentes-Montiel provides
Hip Hop is more than a genre; it’s a culture. Its beginnings come from African American inner-city struggles of the 1970s and 1980s, and has since evolved into a representation of black urban culture in America. Before hip-hop was a coined term, it was all about the aesthetic and the experience. Beats and turntables were one aspect, but the art of lyricism, the hip and urban street fashion, the nasty dance moves, and the all-around party vibes made a culture out of the music.
In an interview with the Breakfast Club, rapper and entrepreneur, Rick Ross explained why he hasn’t signed a female to his record label, Maybach Music Group. “You know, I never did it because I always thought that, like, I would end up f**king the female rapper [and then] f**king the business up. I’m so focused on my business. I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good and I’m spending so much money on the photoshoots...I gotta f**k a couple times.” The Breakfast
UNCP hosted its third annual women’s conference on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the UC Annex from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., inviting women, specifically women of color, into sessions of empowerment and strength, as speakers defined true “sheroism.” Keynote speaker and web guru, Jouelzy, opened the conference with her personal expertise and advice to other women on becoming successful sheroes. “When people try to challenge you on things that you stand firm on having a firm grasp of your in