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  • Inefficiencies in broadband service have persisted for underserved communities, like HBCUs and their neighboring areas, since before the Covid-19 pandemic. But the shutdown highlighted both the importance of and disparities surrounding affordable and accessible high-speed internet access for vulnerable populations.Although $18.4 million dollars have been designated to expand broadband services at HBCUs in the state of Alabama, it will take until the end of the decade to see sustained progress.In this season finale of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn highlights why closing the digital gap is necessary now rather than later.
  • This week on Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn breaks down food deserts - what they are, the communities most affected by them and some of their lasting effects - and she offers some right-now remedies to improve equitable food access for the people that need it the most.
  • In this season premiere of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn discusses environmental racism - the people most affected by it, the consequences of it and some solutions to address it.
  • In this segment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn breaks down Missing White Woman Syndrome, a phenomenon that results in an imbalance of attention from media and law enforcement for missing people of color...
  • In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn discusses the impacts of Covid-19 and the need for inclusive health services to foster health equity…
  • Wendell Hudson was the first African American scholarship athlete in The University of Alabama’s history. Last month, he made history, again, becoming the university’s first student-athlete to have his jersey retired. But what about the unsung heroes whose stories are untold because they don’t have a storybook ending?In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn reflects on the life of a forgotten pioneer. And, a as a note to listeners, Robin says "Henry Harris would’ve been both Auburn and Alabama’s first black student-athlete" in the piece. As a correction, he would’ve been either school’s first black scholarship athlete.
  • Black History month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, but it is also an important time to reflect on not only how far we’ve come, but how far we have to go. In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn explains one of the ways racism sometimes hides in plain sight...
  • In one of our previous segments, Robin Boylorn laid out some steps that needed to be taken to enhance the WNBA and the livelihood of its players. And in today’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin shares some of the elements of the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and how they will impact current and future players...
  • In 2019, 22 trans women of color have lost their lives as a result of fatal violence. In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn reflects on the needed visibility of trans women of color in society, while addressing their untimely deaths as a result of hate crimes...
  • In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn addresses some of the challenges of adoption in the state of Alabama and in our country. Simply put, in Robin’s words, the adoption conversation must not only celebrate the victories, but expose the problems as well...