Articles by: Benjamin McKnight

Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-Chief and Wyman Jones, Visuals EditorIn a double-header against visiting Savannah State University, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams avenged early-season losses to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bears opened the front end of the games with a 50-43 win, lead by junior Breannan Farrar’s 17 points. Savannah State held a four point lead at the halftime mark, holding Morgan to a 22 percent shooting performance which included 0-7 from beyond the three-point line. Junior Zuri White added eight points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Lady Bears, who have now won four […]

by · February 19, 2017 · 0 comments · COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS

Bears drop consecutive conference games for the first time this season

Stephen-Michael Thompson Jr., Staff WriterWith a seemingly safe five point lead coming out of the halftime break against a mid-tier conference opponent, the Morgan State University men’s basketball team looked poised to rebound from their second conference loss of the season against the Delaware State Hornets. The Hornets had a different set of plans, slowly chipping away at the Bears then-growing lead, before a 17-4 run gave them a lead that they held on to the rest of the game to win 56-45. The Bears struggled offensively in the first half. They missed many layups and did not turn their […]

by · February 12, 2017 · 0 comments · COLLEGE, SPORTS

Chicago organizer leads Black Lives Matter discussion at Morgan

Diamond Durant, Contributing WriterStudents gathered in the university student center Thursday night for a special event titled, “Do Black Lives Matter to Black People?”, a concrete discussion based around education, economics, war and more in the black community. The open discussion was facilitated by Enoch Muhammad, a southside Chicago native and empowerment specialist with a love for music that led him to birth Hip-Hop DetoxX. Muhammad defines Hip-Hop as “truth without boundaries” and DetoxX as the “removal of poison”, forming the non-profit organization aimed at developing better socio-emotional life skills for youth. Muhammad kicked off the event by asking everyone […]

by · February 10, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS
From left to right, Retired Col. Charles McGee, Reginald Rogers, and Charles Muondi at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Morgan hosts Tuskegee Airman for symposium [Lookbook]

Maliik Obee, Staff Writer and Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-in-ChiefAs part of Morgan State University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Army ROTC hosted the Tuskegee Airman Symposium today. Retired Col. Charles McGee, a member of the Army Air Corps, spoke to an audience about his military experience during the desegregation of the armed forces, which began with segregated units. McGee’s accomplishments include over 400 combat missions through three wars – a record that has yet to be broken – before retiring in 1973. The day’s festivities also included an induction of new members into […]

by · February 7, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS
Bears drop to second-place in the MEAC with loss to NCCU

Bears drop to second-place in the MEAC with loss to NCCU

Stephen-Michael Thomas, Staff WriterAfter a typically tough non-conference schedule, the Morgan State University Bears have been clicking on all cylinders to win seven of their last eight games en route to a first-place ranking in the conference. North Carolina Central University visited Morgan on Saturday looking to overtake the Bears atop the MEAC standings, and did just that with a 68-60 victory. Morgan started slow to begin the game, allowing NCCU break the game wide open with an 19-9 lead after 10 minutes of play. The Eagles continued their dominance with an 27-15 lead with 3:43 left to go. The […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · COLLEGE, SPORTS