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Welcome to "Honestly Imani Jai". I’m thrilled you’re here—My name is Imani Jai, and I am a 21 y/o black girl from Pittsburgh, PA studying Theology & English Literature at Duquesne University. I am here writing about my college experience, the ups, the downs and the experiences in-between. I hope you find healing in my writings. I hope you find peace in my writings. I hope you find courage in my writings, but most of all I hope that you find a friend in my writings, a space to be unapologetically YOU!

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July 29, 2018

It's that time of year again where all of us college students are gearing up to go back to school, and I thought what better time to get back into the swing of blogging. After months of being tired- of either not knowing what to say or feeling like nothing I had to say...

December 31, 2017

Tuesday afternoon news came out that the former Hartford University student, Brionna Brochu, will not be facing hate crime charges, and prosecutors will not be filing addition charges against her.

I know we have all heard about this case that happened in October where B...

November 17, 2017

Recently, the Golden Globes announced that Jordan Peele's film "Get Out" will compete under the comedy/musical catergory in the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. When I first saw the articles on Twitter I thought to myself, "this has to be a joke... right?", but indeed it was...

November 16, 2017

This past Friday I had the wonderful opportunity of showcasing my grant project and blog, honestlyimanijai, to the community at my event "Obtaining, Maintaining, and Sustaining: Self-care in the Era of Trump". It was a night full of food, fun, and more importantly...

November 10, 2017

Over the past few weeks it seems that sexual violence has plagued my campus. Every other week there is a report on an alleged sexual assault on the news. It has gotten so bad that even my boyfriend has commented on the frequency of the reports. 


October 10, 2017

Over the weekend, beauty company, Dove deleted a 3-second clip from its Facebook page over negative feedback on their recent soap commercial. From first glance, the video shows a black woman "changing" into a white woman after using Dove soap. Soon after Dove issued a...

September 26, 2017

Last week my university's BSU discussed the term, "woke."  The conversation began by asking everyone to define this term.  Responses varied; but generally, the word was defined as:  "Being aware of what is going on around you socially."  Unfortunately, what began as...

August 26, 2017

Last Friday I had the amazing opportunity to attend The Corner’s Q&A Session featuring Damon Young at The Corner in Oakland. The night gave an opportunity for community members to come and listen to Damon Young talk. The day before I tried to do as much research on Dam...

July 21, 2017

The summer has been pretty hectic for so far, but I am happy to be back. I also have some great news to share!

May 2, 2017

Thank God the semester is over and we have all made it this far! Summer is approaching and that means long days of pampering, cute bathing suits, and carefreeness! But summer is only three months long, and the harsh reality of school (and how we pay for it) will be bac...

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