A&E / April 28, 2022 The Rap Trap: Degradation vs. Empowerment

By Aiyana Fewell, Courtney Williams, Darreonna Davis, Ianna Fenton, Leelyn Ellis and Rachelle Smith Since its inception in the 1980s, hip-hop music has been under scrutiny by various groups of people for a litany of reasons. Some of these reasons include violence, poor representation of African American people and degradation of Black women. Music is...

News / March 23, 2022 ‘This Is All for Him’: Dom Miguel Stix Is This Family’s Legacy

By Briana Alvarado Born in the Dominican Republic, and spending part of his adolescence and adulthood in New York and Riverside, California, Mario Guzman goes back to his roots with his cigar company “Dom Miguel Stix.” Established in June 2017, Guzman says his father, Miguel Conrado Nolasco, inspires the branding of his business. “This is...

Fact-Checks / March 23, 2022 Wordle Has Not Become More Difficult After Being Bought by The New York Times

By Leelyn Ellis On Monday, Jan. 31, The New York Times announced that they had bought the popular online game Wordle from its creator, Josh Wardle. Along with the announcement has come some hesitancy about the future of the game, including its difficulty and access. Users familiar with other games by The New York Times...

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The Rap Trap: Degradation vs. Empowerment

By Aiyana Fewell, Courtney Williams, Darreonna Davis, Ianna Fenton, Leelyn Ellis and Rachelle Smith Since its inception in the 1980s, hip-hop music has been under scrutiny by various groups of people for a litany of reasons. Some of these reasons include violence, poor representation of African American people and degradation of Black women. Music is…

‘This Is All for Him’: Dom Miguel Stix Is This Family’s Legacy
News

‘This Is All for Him’: Dom Miguel Stix Is This Family’s Legacy

By Briana Alvarado Born in the Dominican Republic, and spending part of his adolescence and adulthood in New York and Riverside, California, Mario Guzman goes back to his roots with his cigar company “Dom Miguel Stix.” Established in June 2017, Guzman says his father, Miguel Conrado Nolasco, inspires the branding of his business. “This is…

Fake News is not to Blame for Vaccine Hesitancy
Covid-19, Fact-Checks, Health

Fake News is not to Blame for Vaccine Hesitancy

By Olivia Green In July 2021, President Biden claimed that social media platforms were “killing people” by facilitating the spread of vaccine misinformation. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell cosigned the statement declaring that misinformation is to blame for low COVID-19 vaccination rates. The debate that followed brought up questions surrounding the public’s belief in vaccine…

Blackfishing or Black Empowerment?
News, Uncategorized

Blackfishing or Black Empowerment?

Black Businesses in an Era of Racial Reckoning By Chanel Cain, Corinne Dorsey, Cory Utsey, Donovan Thomas, Gregory Smith, Jr., Ryan Thomas, Brittney Dezwaan Isaac Welch, Taniyah Keve Podcast: Briana Alvarado, Braxton Babb, Karla Dozier, Robyn Evans, Hadiya Presswood, Jarius Wells, Justin Palmer Black consumers are impacting brands and corporations in unprecedented ways in 2021…

ESSAY: Simone Biles Ends a Bad Year Better Off
Health, Sports

ESSAY: Simone Biles Ends a Bad Year Better Off

By Aaliyah Seabrooks In the midst of her muddled path to and through the Olympic summer games in Tokyo, it would have been difficult to imagine that four months later, Simone Biles would be celebrated as Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Midway into the competition where she had been expected to easily win several gold…

Dave Chappelle Goes Back to School. Lessons Learned?
Education

Dave Chappelle Goes Back to School. Lessons Learned?

By Chanel Cain This homecoming was extra special. It would not be the first time comedian Dave Chappelle would come back to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, which had put him on the path to success and stardom. He’d returned before, often bringing along financial support and celebrities to inspire others as…

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