Art & Culture

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Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” Sits at the Top of the Charts

By Lexi Russell ‘A Seat At The Table’ is not only a melodic masterpiece, but it invites Black people to celebrate and share their culture. It seems to be a conversation starter on every social media platform from Twitter to Tumblr. Each song has a different theme including being considered different for being black, getting … Continue reading

Hijab arriving to NYFW

By Chioma Ahaghotu Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian fashion designer, made history by being the first person to feature a hijab in every look in her collection at New York Fashion Week.

Marc Jacobs Dreadlock Comments Strike Controversy at New York Fashion Week

By Lexi Russell Cultural appropriation is a phrase that is becoming more and more prevalent in not only the media, but in everyday conversation. Lately, there has been controversy over African-American hairstyles that have been previously deemed “ghetto” or “ratchet” but are now “stylish” and “chic” coincidentally, when non-African American people wear them. Some view … Continue reading

The MANE Choice: Review

By Shayla Stringfield Are you tired of using the same hair products, and receiving no results? Has it been years since your hair has grown beyond your usual length? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time for a new product! I know it might be hard to determine what hair products will work with … Continue reading

The Obamas Visit SXSW

  By JANAE SAVOY This year, the SXSW Conferences & Festivals had arguably the biggest moment in their history by featuring President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as keynote speakers in SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music, respectively.   Michelle Obama delivered her speech entitled “Hustle Is a Political Act” on Wednesday, March 16. … Continue reading

What Happened, Nina?

By ALEXIS OJEDA-BROWN The upcoming biopic “Nina,” which tells the story of the late Jazz singer and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, has been receiving heavy criticism. The controversy surrounding the film started in 2012 when the announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar star, Zoe Saldana, would be portraying the iconic soul singer. Saldana, who is Afro-Latina, … 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

Artwork by Lexi Russell