Black British actors: The next big thing

Brandi Hutchison | Staff Writer For many years, African American actors from the UK have left their marks on Hollywood, especially the American film industry. These actors do nothing less of a phenomenal job in playing American roles. Their skillful performances in playing these roles of Black Americans tend to leave audiences in high praise and recognition. One of the many talents to have bridged the gap for British black actors and actresses is Idris Elba. The UK native first appeared on the TV series Crimewatch. He later rose to fame after appearing on the television series The Wire, a … Continue reading Black British actors: The next big thing

International Olympic Committee Bans Protesting for 2020 Olympics

Gabrielle Chenault | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Elliot Harmon “We were just human beings who saw a need to bring attention to the inequality in our country.”  When John Carlos and Tommie Smith decided to protest during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, they had no idea the series of events that would follow. These two African American men did a black power salute at the games and while many were proud of this feat, many Americans were extremely upset. They were suspended from the U.S. team, received death threats, lost countless sports … Continue reading International Olympic Committee Bans Protesting for 2020 Olympics

More Than 1000 Earthquakes Have Rocked Puerto Rico

Sara Avery | Staff Writer Puerto Rican Governor Wanda Vasquez Garced has declared a state of emergency after the island continues to be rocked by earthquakes and several aftershocks. “We inform the activation of the National Guard and the Emergency declaration that allows speedy government processes to ensure effective execution,” Garced tweeted. According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the country has been hit with upwards of 1,000 earthquakes since the beginning of the new year that all measure 2.0 and above on the Richter Scale. The majority of the quakes are a result of the Punta Montalva Fault in … Continue reading More Than 1000 Earthquakes Have Rocked Puerto Rico

Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

Carlie Beard | Arts and Entertainment Editor Queen Bey has done it again. Her athletic/fitness brand Ivy Park, has collaborated with one of the largest sports brands in the world, Adidas. The new collection dropped on January 17th, leaving the BeyHive in a full-on frenzy. The new line which is branded on being neutral is selling out everywhere at popular retailers. Such as Footlocker, Nordstrom and online at Adidas.com. However, this is not Beyoncé first rodeo in the fashion game. In 2006, Beyonceé released her denim brand catered to curvy women called “House of Deréon”. This was the “Drunk in … Continue reading Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Photo Credit: B Smoove Hampton University alumnus Brandon Monroe, also known as B Smoove, just released one of the hottest music singles to kick off the new year: “Forever,” written and produced through Monroe’s company Bsmoove Productions. BsmooveProductions, LLC was founded in October 2016. The Hampton Script recently had a chance to chat with B Smoove, and here’s what he had to say. How did you get started doing music? I was an athlete growing up, and I played football in high school. Unfortunately, I sustained four head injuries during my sophomore year, which ultimately … Continue reading HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Four ingredients to implement into your skincare routine

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Photo Credit: Pexels User Daria Shevtsova Vitamin C Vitamin C is revered in the beauty community as a superior anti-aging ingredient. However, just adding it to your diet won’t give your skin all the benefits this ingredient has. The best way to add this vitamin into your skin routine is to use a Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C also comes in gel, cream and oil forms. Salicylic Acid Contrary to popular belief, not all chemicals are bad for you. In fact, they can actually be the missing piece to the puzzle of your skin care … Continue reading Four ingredients to implement into your skincare routine

Negative introspection and toxic thoughts

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Your brain is a filthy liar. Can you believe that your own mind is audacious enough to cause unnecessary stress and anxiety? Believe it. The mind is such an intricate and powerful thing, but it will have you in some adverse predicaments if you allow it. The culprit isn’t your lack of ability, talent or skill. It isn’t how you look or how you perceive yourself and it isn’t what another person may think of you. It is distortion in your mind. Don’t panic. Your brain isn’t only compiled of tall tales. However, your mind … Continue reading Negative introspection and toxic thoughts