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

Growing criticism on mainstream rap music

Jaelan Leonard | Contributing Writer Hip-hop/rap music is a global phenomenon that permeates every facet of our society. Hip-hop doesn’t just influence the mainstream, it is the mainstream. However, its recent decline in sales and growth in criticism have said otherwise. In a span of more than 40 years, rap music has evolved to fit the cultural aspects of the changing society. Many individuals use rap music as a form of expression to explain ongoing problems that they are facing. The internet has changed the music industry to allow for creative musical expression. It is also a great tool that … Continue reading Growing criticism on mainstream rap music