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 AMINA LAMPKIN
What do you all think about Halloween? How has your outlook on the ghoulish night changed as you’ve grown older?
I’ve always loved the holiday. It was fun driving past the inflatable pumpkins in my neighbors’ yards or seeing what creative costumes my classmates came up with. Even now, I still enjoy Halloween. But, each year I wonder what ridiculous and insensitive costumes I’ll see on my social media feeds.
It doesn’t even have to be Halloween for traditional and significant aspects belonging to a specific culture to be appropriated. We see it everyday. But Halloween brings cultural appropriation to new heights.
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.
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