By Jada Newsome Another black boy becomes ancestor… With what would have been his 24th birthday on the 5th of February has turned into a day of mourning and reflection. The nation is remembering the life and tragedy of Trayvon Martin, a death that sparked controversy and forced Americans to ask the question- have times really changed? This horrific event took place in 2012 and … Continue reading
By Trey Waddy Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been under constant pressure following the surfacing of an old medical yearbook photo of him wearing blackface from 1984. The photo in question has what seems to be Northam in blackface standing next to someone dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member. Though Northam denies any connection to the racist blackface photo, he made a statement that … Continue reading Blackface Within Our Government
By Jasmine Adams In 21 Savage’s 2017 song Nothin’ New, he raps,“Shit gettin outrageous, treat us like slaves, then they lock us up in cages.” From his debut album, ‘Issa Album’, the song is a brutally honest reflection that flows like an old 2Pac song, addressing the ills and experiences of growing up Black, poor and misguided. Growth and maturity from an artist is a … Continue reading Issa Immigrant
By Abreana Smith On January 29, 2019, Empire star Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago. Authorities report that the attack was a hate crime, as it was racially and homophobically motivated. Smollett left his Chicago apartment at 2am to go to Subway, where his attackers yelled out “This is MAGA country”, along with, “aren’t you that f*ggot n*igger from that show?” The attackers also poured … Continue reading Jussie Smollett- Our LGBTQ+ Hero
By Wilson Chaney The Davis fiasco is finally over, for now. On the morning of February 6th, 2019, the Lakers have pulled from trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans due to “ridiculous requests”. As mentioned by Davis’ agent Rich Paul a week ago, the forward’s destination is clearly Los Angeles and is seemingly trying his best to force himself out of an already disappointing … Continue reading Lakers Pull Out of Trade Talks With the Pelicans over “Ridiculous Requests”
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By Makayla Molock Super Bowl LIII may go down in history as the worst Super Bowl ever. Despite all the controversy leading up to the game, Super Bowl 2019 was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the last decade. Many people are calling America’s most watch and highly beloved event of the year a “snoozer.” “The worst game I’ve ever been to! No offense. No … Continue reading The Most Controversial & Worst Super Bowl Ever?