African Americans aplenty at Academy Awards

Selena Roberts |Staff Writer The Oscars are right around the corner, and this event is sure to be monumental. The show broke barriers for African Americans last year. Viola Davis won the coveted statue of Best Supporting Actress for her work in Fences. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Oscar for his role as Juan in Moonlight, and the film won for Best Picture as well. Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the 24 categories Jan. 23, and the nominees consisted of several people of color. Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 90th awards show. Mary J. Blige is nominated … Continue reading African Americans aplenty at Academy Awards

Black Lightning Strikes Gold

Selena Roberts | Staff Writer The CW has added another show to its lineup, and it’s already generating a lot of buzz from viewers around the world. The network is known to host several shows based on DC Comics, including Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and now, Black Lightning. Black Lightning focuses on Jefferson Pierce and his two daughters, Anissa and Jennifer. To the outside world, Pierce lives a normal life as a high school principal and is admired in the community. Behind closed doors, however, he’s been hiding his true identity for nearly a decade to protect his family’s well-being. … Continue reading Black Lightning Strikes Gold

She’s Gotta Have It generates success with viewers

Selena Roberts | Staff Writer Netflix has does it again. The streaming service has released several shows that are centered around an African-American cast, including Dear White People, Chewing Gum and now She’s Gotta Have It. She’s Gotta Have It is a reboot of Spike Lee’s 1986 film. Spike Lee is responsible for several hit films, including Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Crooklyn and School Daze. The new show has already generated some controversy, but it has also attracted new fans. Although the show is based on the movie, the new series provides a refreshing look at how females … Continue reading She’s Gotta Have It generates success with viewers

The 2017 Soul Train Awards impressed once again

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer The annual Soul Train Awards was nothing short of soulful. Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu hosted the show for the third time as it aired Nov. 26. Many special guests were in attendance, including Tank, Method Man, Keyshia Cole and Ledisi. R&B divas Fantasia and Faith Evans went head to head in a soul cypher that also featured Mali Music and Bilal. The Soul Cypher is something newly added to The Soul Train, with its inspiration stemming from the BET Hip Hop Awards. With performances from the top R&B artists in the music industry, this awards show … Continue reading The 2017 Soul Train Awards impressed once again