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 ALEAH GREEN
Twitter has been flooded with pictures of collegiate black men wearing durags on their campus and calling the event “Durag Day.”Durag Day was first seen at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., and it quickly transformed into a movement at other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.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.
Thompson’s story of entrepreneurship is not different from the stories I listened to while attending The Naturalista Hair Show. The Naturalista Hair Show displays, not only the beauty of Black natural hair, but also the power of passion in entrepreneurship.Read More
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
As we get into the fourth and fifth episode of American Horror Story, we are now diving deep into the background of Roanoke. Not only do we find out the mystery behind “The Butcher” (played by Kathy Bates), but we also find the whereabouts of Lee’s daughter, Flora.Read More
‘A Seat At The Table’ is not only a melodic masterpiece, but it invites Black people to celebrate and share their culture. It seems to be a conversation starter on every social media platform from Twitter to Tumblr.Read More
Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian fashion designer, made history by being the first person to feature a hijab in every look in her collection at New York Fashion Week.Read More
This past Friday, September 30, Netflix released the series premiere of Marvels most timely and relevant character yet—A bulletproof Black Man in a hoodie. (Click Here for the official Luke Cage trailer.)
Luke Cage, also known as Power Man, was originally introduced to the Marvel universe in the early 70s and, unlike his Black superhero predecessors, Black Panther and Falcon, Cage was Marvel’s first Black Superhero that starred in his own comic and now is Marvel’s first Black lead character since Blade, who’s movie trilogy started in 1998 and ended in 2004.Read More
As you might have noticed, the new season of American Horror Story has now been released, with its theme being “My Roanoke Nightmare.”Read More