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Kendrick’s Controversial Performance Sets the Grammy Stage Ablaze

By LEXI RUSSELL On February 15, hip hop royalty graced the Grammy stage. Although it has been a few months since Kendrick dropped his latest album To Pimp A Butterfly, his musical ‘black power’ message still resonates with his fans. He performed his inspirational summer anthem “Alright” and man, did it shock the audience. When … Continue reading

NAACP hosts 10th State of Black Leadership panel

By TOYIN AKINWANDE The University of Maryland’s NAACP student chapter  brought local leaders to Hoff Theater on February 11 to discuss issues the African American student body is facing and consider possible solutions. Among the topics discussed were recent private emails sent from members of an on-campus fraternity containing racist comments that were leaked to social … Continue reading

Nyumburu Cultural Center and MICA: Black Men’s Leadership Series

Cam “Crybaby” Newton? I don’t think so.

By ALEXIS OJEDA-BROWN The Carolina Panthers were overwhelmed by the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl 50, losing 24-10. And while this super bowl was supposedly Peyton Manning’s last game of his career, the biggest topic of discussion seemed to be focused on Panther’s quarterback, Cam Newton—and no, it wasn’t about his signature Dab. Having been called a … Continue reading

State of the Art: Spreading Political Awareness Creatively among Students

By ALEXIS OJEDA-BROWN With the 2016 presidential elections heating up, it seems like the perfect time to talk politics on campus, and the UMD chapter of the NAACP took advantage of this moment and did just that. Bringing political awareness to students across the campus with an artistic twist, on Wednesday, February 10, the UMCP’s NAACP … Continue reading

African-American woman in Supreme Court may upset Republicans

By MICHAEL-ANTHONY MOORE The nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy might leave the Republicans in a tough spot. The possibility of having the first African-American woman, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, filling the vacancy, would make the Republicans lose any leverage they could have had in the Senate and House. With the death of Justice Antonin … Continue reading

Flint Water Crisis: The Backstory

By JANAE SAVOY Since April 2014, the approximately 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan have been struggling to obtain one of life’s basic necessities: clean water. On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint began using the Flint River as their primary source of water. Soon after, residents began to notice and complain about the weird smell, … Continue reading

Formation: the new anthem of Black History Month and #BlackLivesMatter

By SIMRET AKLILU “Unapologetically black” is perhaps the only phrase that could describe Beyoncé’s new hit single Formation. The video, which came out less than 24 hours on Tidal and YouTube before the singers much anticipated Super Bowl performance, was perhaps the most controversial because it addresses issues that have plagued the black community for decades. The … Continue reading