Why This Is Us is the best thing on TV right now

Jamaija Rhoades| Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash photo by Diego González In the era of “I’m good love, enjoy” and “delete that paragraph and just say OK,” a visual of individuals being given the space to be vulnerable and to simply breathe is necessary. No other show currently on television beautifully displays vulnerability and how difficult life can be like This Is Us. NBC’s This Is Us follows the life of the “Big Three,” Randall, Kate and Kevin, who are triplets and have had their fair share of problems and continue to face new hardships daily. This show highlights the struggles … Continue reading Why This Is Us is the best thing on TV right now

Where do we go from here? The lack of diversity in Democratic candidates

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Associated Press As the Democratic presidential nominee race comes closer to an end, registered Democratic voters have a tough choice ahead of them. They have to choose who is going to represent their party to go against the likely Republican nominee, President Donald Trump. However, with the recent news of both Secretary Julián Castro and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suspending their campaigns, as well as Sen. Kamala Harris suspending her bid to the nomination a few months ago, the remaining nominees are severely lacking in diversity. In the years after the Obama Administration, … Continue reading Where do we go from here? The lack of diversity in Democratic candidates

You stream, I stream, we all stream!

Staff Writer: Ryland Staples With the arrival of the highly anticipated exclusive streaming service Disney+, streaming services across the web are vying for their users’ attention by trying to make their service stand out.  From new streaming platforms such as AppleTV+ and Peacock, NBC’s new exclusive streaming platform, to not-as-new players in the game like Netflix and Hulu, everyone’s gearing up to create groundbreaking content.  So, with the ever-growing popularity of streaming services, many people have decided to “cut the cord,” which refers to deciding to not pay for basic cable anymore.  It’s crazy to think about how much things … Continue reading You stream, I stream, we all stream!

Robyn Crawford had the right to speak about her relationship with Whitney Houston

Staff Writer: Jordan Sheppard “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston” is the title of Robyn Crawford’s memoir, released last month detailing her alleged intimate relationship with Grammy Award-winning singer Whitney Houston. “I never envisioned speaking publicly about my life, and then I asked myself the question[s]: What would Whitney want? Would she understand you know the time is now?” Crawford said in an interview with NBC’s Today show. Houston died in 2012. For decades, there had been speculation the two women, who were once close friends, had a relationship with each other. In a 2013 interview with … Continue reading Robyn Crawford had the right to speak about her relationship with Whitney Houston

Queen & Slim complicated and controversial

Staff Writer: Lindsay Keener Editor’s note: This contains spoilers.  Striking in its delivery, the 2019 film Queen & Slim, written by Lena Waithe, contains fast-paced drama that resonates with many black people who understand their complicated relationship with America and the police force.  Since its debut, the film has garnered attention for its controversial scenes. Most notably, the end. Torn apart by the single shred of a bullet, the deaths of Queen and Slim were as gut-wrenching as they were heartbreaking. The ultimate ending to this full-length motion picture, the stand-off between the police and the wanted couple, came as … Continue reading Queen & Slim complicated and controversial

Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim

Alton Worley II | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Dmjdenise African-American films in recent years have made their mark in Hollywood, from Jordan Peele’s Get Out to Us, these movies have shaken up society and started a conversation. Queen & Slim, from the minds of Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe and Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas, is no different. According to queenandslim.com: “While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with … Continue reading Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim

Influencer marketing is taking over the fashion industry

Carlie Beard | Arts and Entertainment Editor Social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook have created a space for people who are referred to as “influencers.” An influencer is a term used to describe someone who can have an effect or powerful impact on other people. Influencers can range from high-profile celebrities to an average person who has thousands of followers on Instagram. Companies and brands take full advantage of this media exposure and use influencers to market their product to potential customers. According to bigcommerce.com, “Influencer marketing is when companies partner with influencers in order to increase brand awareness or … Continue reading Influencer marketing is taking over the fashion industry