Gayle King “was doing her job” in asking about Kobe Bryant’s past, journalists say

Andi McCloud | Staff Writer Gayle King was being a responsible journalist for CBS when she asked about a past felony sexual assault charge against former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, several journalists agree. “I just feel like she was doing her job,” Hampton University journalism major Marcus Nelson said, adding, “If you aren’t in her field of work, you just might not understand that.”  Snoop Dogg issued a warning to King online after her “CBS This Morning” interview with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie about Bryant, who was killed Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash with his daughter … Continue reading Gayle King “was doing her job” in asking about Kobe Bryant’s past, journalists say

Commentary: Oscars are still so white

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Denise Jans The Oscars have been the highlight of almost every actor’s dream for more than 90 years. The glitz, the glamour and the expenses that these amazing actors and actresses go above and beyond for don’t go unnoticed on the most famous red carpet ever. What does go unnoticed, however, is the lack of appreciation for black actors. You would think by 2020, things would be different, but it is no different than 80 years ago, when Hattie McDaniel became the first black actor to win an Academy Award. Even then, … Continue reading Commentary: Oscars are still so white

Jay Electronica tweets that his debut album is finished

Barry Jones | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Joshua Mellin Jay Electronica, one of hip-hop’s biggest mysteries, has finally tweeted that, after a decade, he has finished his debut album. Electronica got his start in 2009 with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. He immediately got to work with some of the industry’s biggest producers such as Young Guru and Just Blaze. In December 2009, Jay Electronica released one of hip-hop’s most revered records to date: Exhibit C. Exhibit C, produced by Just Blaze, caught major attention worldwide. To say Jay Electronica had an amazing introduction is an understatement. Exhibit C landed Electronica … Continue reading Jay Electronica tweets that his debut album is finished

Coronavirus: What you must know

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User  Kelly Sikkema Many have heard about the Coronavirus (CoV), a recent epidemic. What makes it even scarier is that there are hourly updates on how much the disease is affecting hundreds upon thousands of people with little information on the prevention of it.  According to Vox, the outbreak has reached more than 40,000 people and counting. Fortunately for us in the U.S., it hasn’t become as prominent of an issue as it is in China, but by no means should you take this virus lightly.  The coronavirus and similar strains such as … Continue reading Coronavirus: What you must know

The importance of establishing a daily skin care routine

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Toa Heftiba The proper skin care routine is hard to figure out but necessary. The skin on our bodies is the largest organ, so taking care of it is very important. It helps prevent infection and harmful elements from getting into our bodies. There are so many products on the market, and the beauty industry is at an all-time high, so many consumers don’t know where to start. The correct skin care routine is built over time; it doesn’t just happen overnight.  With time and diligence, you’ll eventually find the right products … Continue reading The importance of establishing a daily skin care routine

The continued spread of the coronavirus

Gabrielle Chenault | Staff Writer The coronavirus disease has sent many people worldwide into a frenzy because it is continuing to spread outside of China, and the death toll continues to rise. Cases have been reported in Asia, Europe, Australia, North America and Africa as of Feb. 19. “It’s scary to see how quickly this is spreading, especially since there is no current cure,” said Hampton University student Ra’ana Middleton, a sophomore nursing student. This virus is spread through the respiratory system and mimics the symptoms of a cold. Due to this, it is easily spread and can be spread … Continue reading The continued spread of the coronavirus

Federal investigation opened into Mississippi prisons after series of deaths

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer   For more than a century, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, most commonly known as “Parchman,” has served as the only maximum security prison for men in the state of Mississippi. Now, after 16 inmate deaths in less than two months, the Department of Justice has agreed to open a civil rights investigation into the conditions of Parchman and other regional prisons including the South Mississippi Correctional Institution, the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility and the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. According to ABC News, 10 of the 16 recent deaths occured in Parchman, which included five … Continue reading Federal investigation opened into Mississippi prisons after series of deaths