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

Self Realization Attracts Love

By Tasha Poullard, News Editor | Opinions Contributor  I was invited to join a Facebook group titled “Why He Won’t Marry You”. The title itself is very interesting. And I was surprisingly shocked to see the humble exchange in dialogue about the meme I posted (above). Which, started me to thinking about what I want in a future marriage. Especially when one of the gentleman … Continue reading Self Realization Attracts Love

The 2010s is the Most Disappointing Era Ever for the NBA Dunk Contest

By Wilson Chaney Another dunk contest has passed. 2019 All-Star Weekend served as another reminder that the once unparalleled event that hosted the most creative athletes in the world that captivated millions of losing ground, and fast. It also proved: the 2010s is the most disappointing era for the NBA Dunk Contest. Something has to change. During the contest, the usual million viewers tuned in, … Continue reading The 2010s is the Most Disappointing Era Ever for the NBA Dunk Contest

“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

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