Tiffany Haddish: She’s ready for Netflix

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Flickr User Stock Catalog Celebrity comedian Tiffany Haddish is coming to Netflix in full force. Her new all-female stand-up comedy series, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, will feature some of her fellow comedian friends, including Chaunté Wayans from 50 Shades of Black, April Macie from Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy, Tracey Ashley from The Last O.G., Aida Rodriguez from Last Comic Standing, Flame Monroe from Def Comedy Jam and Marlo Williams from Comicview. “I am introducing six of my favorite comedians—in my eyes, they are superstars. The epitome of ‘They Ready,’” Haddish said. The … Continue reading Tiffany Haddish: She’s ready for Netflix

Us vs. Get Out: Did Jordan Peele rise or fall?

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Flickr User Waltarrrrr The new horror film Us hit the box office March 22 and has been killing the competition since. According to CNN.com, Us brought in $70 million for the second-best opening weekend of 2019. The highly anticipated film has a fairly new cast mixed with some veterans to the movie industry, such as Twelve Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o, who serves as both the mother and the main character of the movie. Winston Duke plays the role of the father who provides comedic relief. Two rising stars play the two children in … Continue reading Us vs. Get Out: Did Jordan Peele rise or fall?

Is social media the new breadwinner?

Naomi Ludlow | Arts and Entertainment Editor Flickr User José Moutinho On Instagram, your favorite influencer is getting more than likes. From fashion bloggers to naturalists, everyone is securing the bag. The commonality between these accounts is the partnerships they gain to promote products or the company itself. Partnership deals recently include Fashion Nova items, Flat Tummy Tea, Shea Moisture’s most recent product line and many more. Influencers have struck gold, and everyone is trying to join the movement by simply making posts. The average user on social media probably doesn’t know all of the things that go into being … Continue reading Is social media the new breadwinner?

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