Morgan State chemistry professor releases statement in response to viral videos labeling him a racist

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorA Morgan State University chemistry professor released a statement clearing his name after three social media videos by his son circulated, depicting him as a racist. In his statement, released Tuesday on Morgan State’s official Twitter page, Mohammad Hokmabadi, Ph.D., associate professor in the chemistry department said that what happened in the videos was a “personal, private matter.” The videos did not show the face of Hokmabadi nor his son but the conversation between them could be heard. Hokmabadi’s son accused his father of saying one of his friends “didn’t belong in the neighborhood” and “screamed […]

by · November 30, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE
Tell Them We Are Rising comes to Morgan in a special screening

Tell Them We Are Rising comes to Morgan in a special screening

by Tramon Lucas, Editor-In-Chief of The MSU SpokesmanAward-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is bringing his highly anticipated documentary on historically black colleges and universities to an exclusive screening in the School of Global Journalism & communication at Morgan State University. The documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities studies the impact that HBCUs have had on American life, history and culture, starting with the beginning stages of education to the state of the HBCU campuses today. Aaliyah Turnage, senior multimedia journalism major, has been the Morgan State coordinator rallying for students to attend the screening. Turnage […]

Spokesman Wrap-Up: The Bears end the season 1-10

Spokesman Wrap-Up: The Bears end the season 1-10

by Ty’rique Sims, Assistant Sports EditorThe Morgan State Bears football team wrapped up their 2017 season the same way they begun it, in defeat, as they loss 45-32  to Norfolk State University. The team that suited up in the season finale was a completely different team that suited up in the first week. A switch in player personnel at a few positions, injuries and inconsistency from both the offense and defense, led to the tale of two teams. The Bears had a strong defense coming into the season, led by senior defensive lineman Jai Franklin and junior defensive backs Carl […]

by · November 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SPORTS

Men’s basketball recap of first five games

by Blair Young, Sports EditorThe men’s basketball team started their much anticipated season a little underhanded. They are missing star guard Tiwian Kendley who is out due to a suspension. Despite missing their leading scorer from last year, the Bears managed to start their season with a winning record (3-2). Consistent play from the bench and contributions from new players have carried the team during the absence of Kendley. According to Head coach Todd Bozeman, he was suspended for a violation of team rules, and is out indefinitely. Senior forward Phil Carr has been helped by guards, junior Martez Cameron […]

by · November 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SPORTS

Not all students go home for the Holidays

by Olafimihan Oshin, Contributing WriterDuring this time of year, students rush in excitement to travel back home with their families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Even with the joyous outcome, some students may have to stay over during the break. Some of the students that are staying on campus are the residential advisors at Morgan State University. Residential advisors choose either to stay for the Thanksgiving break or spring break. Some RA’s take the holiday breaks hard because they go to school away from their families and they have to choose work over family. “I feel that being away from my […]

by · November 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SPECIAL COVERAGE