Shawn 4:44 Thou Shalt Not Perform

With such a large radius of viewers, you would think that no one in their right mind would reject an offer to be in the spotlight at the biggest sporting event in the country. However, one Shawn Carter recently made news by turning down the National Football League and the show at Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis

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A Review On Hairitage, A Celebration of Black and Afro-Latinx History and Hair

By Cynthia Vasquez Hairitage, the long-awaited event catered toward celebrating and educating participants on the ethereal and esoteric aspects of Afro-Latinx and African-American hair, occurred this past Saturday, February 24. It was a daylong-event comprised of free giveaways, a keynote speech delivered by TGIN (Thank God It’s Natural!) CEO Chris-Tia Donaldson, three circuits of hour-long…

Love and Basketball: “I was born to Ball”

By Jabria Baylor The bright lights beaming from the ceiling, the crowd roaring, and sweat dripping down his face. Just one more, one more, is what freshman at the time Corey Sanders said in the back of his mind as he scores 39 points with 11 assists, winning the game in triple overtime against Illinois…

An Illusion of Equality

In 2017, the gap still has not been closed.   The United States is a country that touts itself as a land of freedom with slogans such as “home of the brave, land of the free.” However, this remains far from the truth for people of color. While many would assert that slavery, Jim Crow…

Black Lives Matter @ Rutgers University

What is so incriminating about the Black Lives Matter movement? Maybe it is the same idea that has made black people so intimidating since the foundation of this nation. Or maybe it is the lack of inclusivity of a movement because there is no way black people can have a movement targeted to their well-being….