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Black Panther Album Review

By Janelle Ferguson, Staff Writer Black Panther is an ultimate blockbuster hit; smashing a record of $427 million at box offices. The Black Panther inspired soundtrack curated by hip-hop sensation, Kendrick Lamar, isn’t doing too shabby either. Already grabbing no.1 on Billboard 200. Kendrick Lamar produced the album along with his record label, Top Dawg Entertainment and released it on Feb. 9th. In its first week, Black Panther: The Album has sold a whopping amount of 150,000 albums; being that the average of sold albums around a similar time frame is usually 52,000. Black Panther: The Album is covered in […]

Black Panther Movie Review

Black Panther Movie Review

Janelle Ferguson, Arts & Entertainment EditorEver since Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther progressively became the focus of hard hitting topics that have been trending on all outlets of social media. Black Panther is the definition of the phrase: “for the culture”. For one, this film possesses a strong cast that is highly saturated with African Americans or actors of African descent. Even 31-year-old African American film director, Ryan Coogler, got the green-light from the Marvel industry to make this his third creative project. He is widely known for his films: Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013), both films that […]

by · February 16, 2018 · 0 comments · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Photos by Stephen-Micheal Thomspon Jr.

Damages in Rawlings Dining Hall After New Renovations

By Baldwin Williams, Staff Writer On Thursday, Stephen-Michael Thompson Jr., the sophomore class senator, posted a tweet on Twitter urging the student body to take better care of the newly refurbished Rawlings Dining hall. The tweet displayed a broken end piece of a wooden stool and a slash in the soft material of a green seat. “Morgan State, our dining hall was just refurbished and now there’s already a lot of damage. We got to do better y’all, like fr [for real],” said Thompson. Fellow Morganites made their voices known on how they were disappointed about students abusing and taking […]

Advance peek of HBCU history movie wowed MSU audience

by Donovan Conway, Special to The MSU SpokesmanWith moments that made viewers laugh and breathless, Tell Them We Are Rising combined these elements into a well told story about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A Morgan State University audience was treated Friday to a preview screening of Tell Them We Are Rising, which will air nationwide on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST. When the credits rolled at the end, many in the audience gave the movie a standing ovation. The audience members interviewed had positive remarks and praise for director Stanley Nelson. “The film […]

by · December 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Morgan State’s Hannah Sawyerr releases her long anticipated book of poems reflecting her own experiences

Morgan State’s Hannah Sawyerr releases her long anticipated book of poems reflecting her own experiences

by Dominique Hunter, Copy Desk EditorHannah Sawyerr, Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate of 2016, will present her first published collection of poetry for her upcoming book release at Morgan State University. Sawyerr, a Morgan senior and english major, developed the book titled For Girls Growing into Their Hips after winning her position as youth poet laurate. The book of poems reflects her own personal experiences throughout her life. For Girls Growing into Their Hips originally began as poem Sawyerr wrote after being body shammed in middle school. While written at the age of 17, she decided to reflect about the difficulties […]

by · November 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE