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The Black Renaissance Lives on a Century Later at the University of Maryland

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.

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Insecure star Yvonne Orji uses her stage to portray the double-conscious experience

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.

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Vexed by the President’s Demonstrations Towards Athletes, LeBron James Tweets Political Response

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.

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Black-ish gets Musical and Historical in Season Premiere

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.

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Black Characters Have Taken Over Television and People Are Loving It

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. 

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Kehlani Drops Her Debut Album SweetSexySavage

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.

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Is this how people really see Black women? The Riri Williams story

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.

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Drake’s Pusha T Diss Shakes the Hip- Hop World

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.”

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