1033 program: The “Killology” of Warrior Cops in the 21st Century

By Tasha Poullard – TSU Herald News Editor | Opinions Contributor The “Police Are at War” Mentality It has become common place to now see images of local police wearing military helmets and masks, carrying high-powered assault rifles and riding in mine-resistant armored vehicles. For me personally, it’s both scary and unnerving when I witness officers who’re heavily armed providing normalized police services, while creating … Continue reading 1033 program: The “Killology” of Warrior Cops in the 21st Century

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

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

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 be transparent. There were times where the story conflicted itself as it outlined the details … Continue reading “Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”- Film Review

Remembering Late Singer James Ingram

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 — and two wins. Born on Feb. 16, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, Ingram came from … Continue reading Remembering Late Singer James Ingram

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