George Peoples, Tyrone West's uncle

Exclusive Interview: Tyrone West Family Members

by · December 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Relatives, friends and supporters protest Tyrone West's death outside Northeast District police headquarters on a recent "West Wednesday" (left to right): Jamie Richardson (West's cousin), Tawanda Jones (West's sister), George Peoples (West's uncle)

Suffocation Ruled Cause of Controversial Police Custody Death

Autopsy results for Tyrone West who died in police custody five months ago reveal that he died of “positional asphyxiation,” according to a source familiar with the case.

by · December 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS

Worst Yardfest Ever?

In the past, Howard University’s iconic Yardfest has been described as one of the most popular homecoming events in HBCU history.  Year after year, artists such as Drake, Diddy, Wale and many more have graced the stage of the typically free event. This year was a little different, as the tickets for the event were $5. Even current students were forced to pay in order to gain access to their own campus during the homecoming event.  Many people, donating alumni included, were perturbed about paying a fee to “stand on the grass.” While waiting on one of the many disorganized […]

by · November 14, 2013 · 1 comment · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, LOCAL NEWS, MUSIC
Morgan Students Divided on Kappa Discrimination Charge

Morgan Students Divided on Kappa Discrimination Charge

  Morgan State student Brian Stewart wanted nothing more than to join Kappa Alpha Psi, a fraternity at Morgan, but was rejected because he is openly gay. After receiving a rejection letter from the fraternity a day after being interviewed, Stewart filed a formal complaint against the organization for his rejection. Morgan students had strong opinions about this situation occurring at their school. “I feel like Brian Stewart was right in his actions,” says sophomore John Benny, who is a member of the LGBT and openly gay himself. “I don’t understand why they would deny him like that, the fraction […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CLUBS & ORGS, GREEK LIFE, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Morgan students weigh in on Kappa controversy (Video by Kyle Yearwood, Nneka Caldwell, Faven Amanuel)

Gay Student Alleges Frat Bias, Campus Reacts

A Morgan State senior filed a complaint against the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi this week alleging that he had been denied membership to the fraternity due to his sexual orientation. Honors student Brian Stewart who is openly gay told the national press this week that he filed the complaint after receiving a screenshot of a GroupMe chat where fraternity members referred to him as a “fag,” but advised giving “the perception of a fair & equal opportunity.” “I was so hurt,” Stewart told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. “I didn’t know I was going to have no […]