Females rappers in the industry

Danae Workman | Staff Writer Flickr User GwendolynLee In the music industry, specifically in the hip-hop community, it is no secret that men dominate the business altogether. We are often reminded of the rappers that have left a great impact such as: Biggie, Tupac, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne. Female artists hardly make this list even though some of the most impactful people in hip-hop are females. This is not to discredit the work of male rappers, but we need to reflect on how female rappers are treated in this industry. “Sex sells” has been a popular propaganda among companies in … Continue reading Females rappers in the industry

Coming to a Shameless end

Naomi Ludlow | Arts and Entertainment Editor Showtime “Anytime” App The Gallaghers have returned to the screen with even more shenanigans. From Frank’s (William H. Macy) numerous scams to Fiona’s (Emmy Rossum) matriarchal nature, nothing has changed from the South Side’s craziest family. Shameless season 9 has just ended, and a lot of things unfolded within the past few weeks. This TV family never fails to bring to life the struggles of the lower class, no matter how funny it may seem. This season, we see the Gallaghers have a new household leader, Debbie (Emma Kenney), as Fiona decided to … Continue reading Coming to a Shameless end

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Film screens at HU

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer When you think of horror films, there are several memorable movies that may come to mind. Classic horror films such as Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Omen are just a few. In the new era of the horror genre, there are movies such as Get Out, a production directed by Oscar-winning writer Jordan Peele that features a black person as the main character. In Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, viewers can see the transformation of black actors from being just extras to having lead roles in horror films. Horror Noire … Continue reading Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Film screens at HU

Cardi B makes herstory at Grammys

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Flickr User Thomas Hawk Never in Grammy Award show history had a female rapper won the Best Rap Album of the Year award. Until now. Cardi B–rapper, reality TV star and mother–took home her first Grammy for Invasion of Privacy on Feb. 10. In past years, the award had been given to the biggest male names in hip-hop such as Lil Wayne, Drake and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. However, Cardi B has broken down barriers with her unapologetic attitude and female-empowering energy. Cardi B showed up on the red carpet with her husband, rapper Offset, a … Continue reading Cardi B makes herstory at Grammys

Faux fashion: Some fake it, but you don’t need to take it

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor Flickr User Nrrwvision Fashion Week has finally made its way back around, giving society the keys to be fashionably fit. Many designers are showcasing their collections in hopes of impressing the ones watching. Along with these original designs are the ones duplicating it. “Counterfeit fashion” includes items that pose to be something that they are not, such as the bags some people sell out of their cars. An item trademarked to represent the company it is imitating has subtle differences that aren’t caught by the normal consumer. For example, someone may be selling … Continue reading Faux fashion: Some fake it, but you don’t need to take it

Gucci criticized for sweater’s resemblance to blackface

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Flickr User Heidi Uusitorppa The popular fashion brand Gucci infuriated many customers with its release of a black sweater which resembles blackface. The black wool balaclava sweater – appearing similar to blackface, the practice of non-black performers wearing black makeup on their face in order to make a mockery of the behaviors and features of black people – arrived as an unappreciated, unpleasant surprise during Black History Month. While some people say this was merely a lapse in judgment from the brand, others think this is an outward act of racism and have decided to … Continue reading Gucci criticized for sweater’s resemblance to blackface

From college to cosmetics

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Kalijah Stokes, a graduating senior from Brooklyn, New York, doubles as a 22-year-old CEO of NUDE COSMETICS and a marketing professional with a history in multiple industries. This young woman is hardworking and about her businesses. HS: How did the idea for your business come about? KS: It was actually very random. I wanted money for one, I wanted something of my own, I love nude lipgloss, and I was tired of spending all my money at MAC. The cosmetic industry is so fruitful, so I figured why not start my own gloss line of … Continue reading From college to cosmetics