The Other Side of the Story – The Untold Truths of Cameron Brewer

By Tasha Poullard – TSU Herald News Editor | Opinions Contributor Almost everyone I know has seen video footage – countless hours upon end that feature unarmed Black men being gunned down in the streets by law enforcement. We just recently witnessed the trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger who was found guilty of shooting and killing Botham Jean (26) in his own … Continue reading The Other Side of the Story – The Untold Truths of Cameron Brewer

Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30: T.I. Is On Hymen Duty

By Tashandra Poullard – TSU Herald News Editor | Opinions Contributor “Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30” Can you imagine waking up to this sticky note being stuck on your door – by your father – in regards to your first gynecology visit? Rapper and actor T.I. said in an interview that aired Tuesday that he goes with his 18-year-old daughter Deyiah – to the gynecologist each year to “check … Continue reading Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30: T.I. Is On Hymen Duty

Solange debuts new album “When I get Home” in Third Ward

Ever since humans switched from nomadic to sedentary societies, the sentimental value behind home spans across all cultures around the globe. Life has the ability to take people far away from familiar places and faces, causing anxieties and woes that home can help heal. On March 3, the SHAPE Community Center on Almeda was packed with listeners group healing to Grammy award-winning Solange’s thirty three … Continue reading Solange debuts new album “When I get Home” in Third Ward

Gucci and the Commodification of Racism and Black Trauma

By Jasmine Adams A February 7th screenshot of Gucci selling a black sweater that pulls up over the lips has caused a fierce social backlash in America amongst it’s Black citizens. The material around the lips is red and full, closely resembling clowns and awfully close to resembling blackface. Since then, Gucci has pulled the sweater from their online store and has issued an official … Continue reading Gucci and the Commodification of Racism and Black Trauma

Issa Immigrant

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

Jussie Smollett- Our LGBTQ+ Hero

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