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NFL Causes Uneasiness in Domestic Violence Discipline

  By Makayla Johnson The Bleacher Report recently wrote an article on a closer look of the NFL’s protocol for athletes who have been involved in domestic violence allegations.

Is this how people really see Black women? The Riri Williams story

By Simret Aklilu When Marvel Comics announced that its next character to continue the iron man legacy would be a Black, MIT engineering student named Riri Williams, the minority community was beyond elated. But when the much-anticipated comic book arrived, what followed was a wave of criticisms concerning the cover’s sexualized features attributed to young, … Continue reading

The Significance of the Cubs’ World Series Win

By James Marrow What happened the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series? The stock market was recovering from the Panic of 1907, when the New York Stock Exchange fell nearly 50% in three weeks. The Wright Brothers unveiled their airplane to the public with a newly included passenger seat. Henry Ford’s Model … Continue reading

A Breakdown of the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

By Makayla Johnson AT&T and Time Warner have officially decided to join forces in the media realm. AT&T, the second largest cellphone carrier bought Time Warner, owner of CNN, HBO and TNT for $85.4 billion.

Hurricane Matthew

By Tomi Adeboyejo   The southeastern coast of the United States was hit hard on Oct. 7 as Hurricane Matthew violently moved through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. “There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen. This is the last time you will hear my voice when I am asking you … Continue reading

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz: we are not saying ‘all lives matter’

By Simret Aklilu Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church NYC took to social media in late September to relay one message: We are not saying ‘All Lives Matter.’ Lentz posted a statement on Facebook saying that “At THIS church, we are not saying ‘All Lives Matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that … Continue reading

Odell Beckham Jr.’s season is a forgettable one thus far

By James Marrow “Football is my sanctuary,” Giants’ third-year wide receiver Odell Beckham told ESPN’s Anita Marks on October 4. “It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore.” Odell Beckham is struggling to find his stride so far this season.

Celebrating New Beginnings: An End to Silent Suffering

By Makayla Johnson Not even the sweltering heat of above 90-degree weather in a park of bothersome bees could interfere with the bond of over 30 young women on Saturday Sept. 10. A group of 10 women courageously shared their stories of overcoming their battles of teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, absentee parents or loss of a … Continue reading

Melissa Harris-Perry: A ghost of MSNBC’s past

by SIMRET AKLILU Late last month, Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC severed all ties with the network after learning about the preemptive notions and editorial limitations that arose concerning her self-titled weekend show. Harris-Perry refused to appear on her show that following Saturday and addressed an email to her staff explaining her decision. In the email, … Continue reading

Open Forum on Race In The Media

Wednesday night, a sizeable crowd of students and professors gathered in Knight Hall to discuss a hot topic: race in the media. The Merrill College Diversity Committee, Maryland Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presented, “An Open Discussion on Coverage of Racial Issues in the Media and the Freedom of … Continue reading