An introspection on the life of Black families affected by mass incarceration, “Lost Sons” by Niree Turner showcased the plights of a corrupt system.Read More
The stereotype dates back to 19th century America when minstrel shows created comic skits mocking Black people’s physical features.Read More
The movie beautifully and powerfully showcases the condition of Black people in contemporary times, and the strife and heartache involved in cases of police brutality. The movie is a must watch emotional roller coaster that will leave viewers clinging to every moment.Read More
The University of Maryland’s MasTERPiece student fashion organization hosted a special guest at their general body meeting on Oct. 2.Read More
Maryland's cultural scene has been sprawling with many trying to make a name for themselves. Here are four young creatives we think you should have your eyes on this fall.Read More
The exhibition, formally titled “The Golden Age Art Show”, served as a platform to celebrate and highlight the black art created by students on campus. The show included work from photographers, painters, fashion designers, makeup artists, as well as some live performers.Read More
Student Entertainment Events hosted on Thursday Insecure's Yvonne Orji as part of their Hear the Turtle series. The event aimed to start conversations about diversity and decrease tensions on campus. With humor and grace, Orji discussed the importance of diversity, being a black woman immigrant in the Trump era, as well as getting her start in Hollywood.Read More
BY BRIANA BRISCOE
During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Media Day, James’ further explained why he called President Trump a “bum.”
“[Trump] doesn’t understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country,” he said.
James went on to critique Trump’s platform abuse focusing some on how children look up to the president and how Trump “doesn’t care” to “inspire the youth” on important issues. James had no regrets about his tweet.Read More
BY LAUREN FROST
The episode raises an important question: Why don't we celebrate Juneteenth yet celebrate holidays like the fourth of July and Columbus day that, in a way, still represent oppression. A reason that is highlighted in the show is in order to celebrate the end of slavery we would first have to acknowledge the atrocity which was the system of slavery.Read More
African Americans have always had their own culture way before arriving to the States; from their hairstyles and music, to their clothing and food. So the idea of having their own language shouldn’t be a surprise, but for some it is. It’s always been an unspoken rule that, “slang” is used in a certain place and a certain time, but why?Read More
If you don’t know by now, Cardi B topped the Hot 100 chart with Bodak Yellow at No. 1 on Sept. 25. You might be wondering what’s the big deal, but that could only be if you slept on her story for far too long.Read More
Just a year ago, awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys were met with criticism for their lack of diversity.
On Sept. 7, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty launched her makeup line Fenty Beauty, which hit Sephora shelves around the world.
What is so special about Rihanna’s line?Read More
Raven Baxter was one of the first black lead characters in television shows that most kids born in the late 90s or early 2000s knew of. Today, the trend of seeing more African American faces as main characters has become somewhat of a norm.
Shows like “Insecure” and “Black-ish” follow African American leads going through the struggles and positives of everyday life and it is very relatable.Read More
On one of TV’s biggest nights for sports, performers also get their chance to shine in before and during the Super Bowl. This year’s performers were solid, but not explosive.Read More
SweetSexySavage is R&B singer Kehlani’s third major project, after her mixtapes “Cloud 19” and “You Should Be Here,” however, it is her first official studio album. The 19 tracks on the album speak volumes to young people everywhere on topics about love, growing pains, and self-empowerment. Anticipation for the album was enlarged by occasional sneak peaks of songs and personal posts on Kehlani’s social media about her project.Read More
When Marvel Comics announced that its next character to continue the iron man legacy would be a Black, MIT engineering student named Riri Williams, the minority community was beyond elated. But when the much-anticipated comic book arrived, what followed was a wave of criticisms concerning the cover’s sexualized features attributed to young, black 15-year-old girl.Read More
For the celebration of Drake’s 30th birthday, he dropped a brand new show on OVOSound radio on Apple Music. He announced that he would be releasing a mixtape closer to the holidays, but he gave his listeners a quick taste of what is to come. The 6God dropped three new songs entitled, “Fake Love,” “Sneakin” featuring 21 Savage, and the controversial “Two Birds, One Stone.”Read More