The untold story of Dorie Miller

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor A Hampton University alum released a book dedicated to an African American World War II hero. It is entitled Dorie Miller: Greatness Under Fire. Dante Brizill tells the untold and underrated story of the battleship cook Doris “Dorie” Miller. As a history major and grandson of war veterans, Brizill has always been fascinated by the story of the Pearl Harbor attack. The story of Miller is just one of many examples of African American heroism during the times of segregation. These people were not recognized for their efforts, and Brizill makes it his … Continue reading The untold story of Dorie Miller

PTM Hud strives for successful rap career

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Dahyo Coleman Meet Hudson Coats, a third-year entrepreneurship major from Oakland, Calif. He is also known as rapper PTM (pennies to millions) Hud. The 20-year-old’s passion for music and need for self-expression led him to his rap career today. At just 13 years old, he began rapping simply for fun. Rapping then went from being a hobby to becoming a dream. Growing up in the Bay Area allowed him to learn many life lessons. He has now taken those experiences and used them to express himself through music. He reminisced on how he started rapping … Continue reading PTM Hud strives for successful rap career

Red Table Talk gets candid about jaw-dropping issues

Amber Smith | Staff Writer There’s never been a comfortable time to talk about compelling issues with family members, until now. The Red Table Talk series is a web talk show starring Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris on Facebook watch. On each episode, different celebrities join the conversation about social issues and topics that has affected the family in some way. These topics are wide-ranging and include surviving loss, facing addiction, the truth about sex and Pinkett Smith’s unique union with her husband, Will Smith. “The community that has been built around the … Continue reading Red Table Talk gets candid about jaw-dropping issues

Homecoming fashion show recap

Quinton Burnett | Staff Writer Gabryelle Awkard Another Hampton University Fashion Week, or Homecoming, has come and gone. Wednesday Oct. 24, co-coordinators Kalijah Stokes and Jaida Brooks presented their vision to the campus. While the show was executed flawlessly, the path to perfection was riddled with bumps. Co-Coordinator Jaida Brooks disclosed that practices the week of the show could sometimes run until two in the morning. To ensure a sharp performance, a near constant run of show was emphasized, and it showed. Despite four designers deciding they wanted to drop out the night before, the show would go on, and … Continue reading Homecoming fashion show recap

Movie review: The Hate U Give gives powerful message

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor The movie The Hate U Give is more than a story about another innocent victim of police brutality but the importance of peace and knowledge. Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is the main character and witnesses the killing of her childhood friend, Khalil. She spent her life playing two versions of herself and never letting them get mixed up. She grew up in a poor, predominantly black community called Garden Heights which is infested with gangs, violence and drugs. But she attended a private school filled with mostly whites who didn’t understand the struggles … Continue reading Movie review: The Hate U Give gives powerful message

Kanye’s meeting with President Trump receives backlash

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Evan Vucci | Associated Press Rapper Kanye West delivered a 10-minute speech Oct. 11 when he met with President Donald Trump at the White House, discussing their relationship, prison reform, North Korea, welfare and the “Make America Great Again” hat. “This hat, it gives me power,” West said to Trump. “Something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman. You made a superman.” West has become one of the president’s most consistent celebrity supporters. Their meeting was televised by major networks. A 19-minute CNN version can be seen at … Continue reading Kanye’s meeting with President Trump receives backlash