ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Classic film hits the stage at Murphy Fine Arts Center

Jazmine Hawes and Khalia Patterson“Love Jones: The Musical” brought together an all-star cast to wow the audience with a modern rendition of a 90’s classic in the Murphy Fine Arts Center this past weekend. MC Lyte and “Love Jones” writer and director Theodore Witcher assembled a crew of notable R&B stars to appear in the musical, including Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn and Dave Hollister. The musical, which was available for viewing Friday through Sunday night in Morgan State’s very own Murphy Fine Arts Building, was a modernized version of the thought-provoking and heart-warming movie. MC Lyte […]

by · September 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, THEATER
Morgan State students rally in support of Black Lives Matter

Morgan State students rally in support of Black Lives Matter

by Terrance Smith, Staff Writer“Another one!” “They just shot another unarmed black person.” Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott were those unarmed black people. Far too many times has this been the reality. Far too many times has there been injustice for these victims. Far too many times has there been movements that lacked the support to help make the necessary changes in society, but it doesn’t take an army to inspire support. Something so simple and so relieving, as launching balloons into the sky, just might be the ember that sparks the flame in someone. Friday afternoon, The National […]

by · September 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, Social Commentary, SPECIAL COVERAGE

Morgan choir returns to the nation’s capitol for ‘Freedom Sounds” celebration

Terrance Smith, Staff WriterThe Morgan State University choir will be performing at “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration”, in concurrence with the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture festivities. The festival is three days and two nights, starting Sept. 23. Saturday will feature remarks from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as performances by Living Colour, Public Enemy and The Roots. “It’s always considered a privilege to perform at these national events,” said choir director Eric Conway The choir will be taking 50 students to perform Sunday at 4 p.m., closing out […]

by · September 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterWith the release of every new iPhone, consumers worldwide rush with an uncanny vigor to retailers. The speculation over the iPhone 7 has caused frenzy since the release of the 6, forcing Apple to confirm and quell rumors with its annual Keynote event on Sept. 7.  There were highs, like the new 12 mega pixel camera and lows, like the removal of the headphone port. I got the opportunity to test out the 128 gb iPhone 7 upon release. In terms of design, the iPhone 7 is roughly the same dimensions as the 6, as I […]

by · September 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NATIONAL NEWS
Morgan community reflects on community violence through “Mother’s Lament”

Morgan community reflects on community violence through “Mother’s Lament”

Terrance Smith, Staff WriterThe Murphy Fine Arts Center on Morgan State University hosted a multimedia concert adaptation of the play Mother’s Lament on Saturday evening. The event came to fruition from minds of composer Dr. James Lee III, creator of the visual interpretation of Mother’s Lament: Mother’s Prayer E.L. Briscoe, and producer Vincent Dion Stringer. “It’s amazing to see a vision go from the page to the stage,” said Stringer The event was hosted by Dorothy Johnson Speight, Founder & National Executive Director of Mother’s In Charge, Inc. Mothers In Charge is a national anti-violence organization geared towards mothers who […]

by · September 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, THEATER