ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Author’s Showcase to kick-off student chapter here at Morgan State

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterMorgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication hosts “Authors Showcase,” a collaborative effort of the SGJC and the Women’s National Book Association, to kick-off a student chapter of WNBA at Morgan. During the event three prolific black female authors will come together at the school from 5-8 p.m. These three women are authors Sonja D. Williams, Marja Lee Freeman and Valerie Graves. Graves is a successful, seasoned black marketing and advertising specialist with over three decades of experience. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Graves didn’t allow being a mother at a young age to halt […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books, CAMPUS NEWS
Homecoming concert brings in new generation of stars

Homecoming concert brings in new generation of stars

Maliik Obee, Staff WriterThis week wouldn’t truly be homecoming week at Morgan State University without its highly anticipated annual concert. This year, the bill has lived up to the hype, consisting of rappers Lil Uzi Vert, Shy Glizzy and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Morgan’s football team will look to improve on its 2-3 on Oct. 22 against the North Carolina Central University Eagles. While that is the focus of the week, the concert is the centerpiece for Morgan’s less athletic student body. Headlining the event is Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi, who has made quite a name for himself following the […]

by · October 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · MUSIC
It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterSince his release from prison, saying Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has been productive is an understatement. If he isn’t gracing magazine covers (Fader, XXL) he is giving the new generation of rap his good graces via song appearances. One of the most recognizable figures in rap of the last decade, Gucci has seen his popularity only increase from his prison stints. After serving more than two years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the rapper better known as Radric Davis was released on May 26. Less than two months later, Gucci released his […]

by · October 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, NATIONAL NEWS

Theatre Morgan takes a revolutionary look to present day issues

Jazmine Hawes, Contributing WriterMorgan State University’s theater department presented an evening of one-acts in the play the “Dutchman & The Last Revolutionary” this past weekend. The play was directed by former The Wire actor and current Morgan professor Philip Royston Burgess and written by Leroi Jones, Imamu Amiri Baraka and Levy Lee Simon. Morgan students Juwan Hensley and Aaron Miller, and Towson senior Kathleen Whitney played the main characters. The play was broken into two parts, focusing on two time periods in which the black community were racially targeted; the 1960s, when Clay (Hensley) was targeted by a white woman […]

by · October 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, THEATER
Solange invites us all to ‘A Seat At The Table’, while celebrating the beauty in color

Solange invites us all to ‘A Seat At The Table’, while celebrating the beauty in color

by Ja’Von Hill, Visuals EditorSolange Knowles announced on her 30th birthday in an Instagram post that she officially completed her 4th album A Seat At The Table. She began writing the album three years ago and calls it her “most proud body of work.” In addition, Knowles wrote, composed and co-produced all 21 songs on the album. As a result, she took her time and she did it right. The singer-songwriter hopped back on the music scene in her infamous fashion spreading love, good vibes and black girl magic. A Seat At The Table is an effortlessly smooth collection of […]

by · October 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, NEO SOUL, R&B, Social Commentary