An Analysis of Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” Video

Beyonce is well-known for creating bold and symbolic music videos for many of her songs. Each time, fans are left in awe at the singer’s ability to weave her own social commentary into her creative masterpieces. A recent example is her “Formation” video, which featured images of  black pride and anti-police brutality. Beyonce recieved a…

Jessica Williams and Self-Empowerment

By Matthew D. Gamble Rutgers welcomed former The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams for a 2-hour stand-up event on October 18, 2016. With a down-to-earth demeanor and sharp sense of humor regarding her life and challenges, Jessica Williams shows herself to be quite the spokesperson for this generation of youth. She takes pride in her…

Why we needed “A Seat at The Table”

By Aaliyah Roulhac For those who follow the Indie/Soul/R&B songstress, Solange, we know that she had been working on music for quite some time through various posts on her Instagram page. What we did not know however, was that the project that she was creating would be so influential and so prevalent in the time that…

Why America Needs Luke Cage [No Spoilers]

By: Jasanna Sevier On September 30th, 2016, Netflix dropped Luke Cage, a new show about a bulletproof yet troubled man battling against illegal systems plaguing the city of Harlem, New York. The series circles around the theme of Black people doing what it takes to be ahead and stay alive but there is also a…

‘Fences’ Trailer Sends a Powerful Message about Family

By Martha Ugwu NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 1 – Paramount Pictures recently released a new teaser trailer for Denzel Washington’s latest directorial film, “Fences,” which is an adaptation of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by August Wilson.