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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…

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Gucci and the Commodification of Racism and Black Trauma

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By Teelia Gooden The opening scene of The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, a newly released documentary on Netflix, shows the legendary artists Smokey Robinson and Dione Warwick smiling with glee as the soulful sounds of Sam Cooke echoe in the background. The expectation from the documentary has proven to…

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“Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”- Film Review

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By Terrance Turner During the “In Memoriam” section of the Grammy Awards, the first face pictured was of R&B singer James Ingram, who died on Jan. 29. Ingram, who was 66, had a long history of Grammy recognition. Over the course of his five-decade career, Ingram racked up 14 nominations…

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Remembering Late Singer James Ingram

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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…

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Issa Immigrant

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Ashley Castillo Contributing Writer November 2018 Día de los muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that has grown in popularity around the world in the last few years but has been a traditional Mexican holiday for nearly 3,000 years. The origins of Day of the Dead…

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Day of the Dead

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By Ashleigh Vernon-Lugo Contributing Writer October 2018 Shockwaves pulsed through the hip-hop community at the news of artist Mac Miller’s unexpected passing. The 26-year-old Pittsburgh native, born Malcolm McCormick, was found dead in his Studio City, CA apartment late Friday morning after a suspected drug overdose. A coroner officially stated…

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Are we ready to heal our culture? Mac Miller dies at 26