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Nyah Hardmon

Nyah Hardmon
Entertainment

How La La Land Accidentally Stole Moonlight’s Win

It’s highly unlikely that you missed the biggest showstopper of them all last night, which was the mistaken name called for the Best Picture award at the Oscars. Where the presenters should have gracefully pronounced Moonlight, the words La La Land tumbled out instead. Yes, sure, this may have been a simple blunder- a slight case of word vomit; but that doesn’t take away from this unfortunate case of Steve Harvey Syndrom. Moonlight was the underdog everyone wanted to win but was

Entertainment

Get Out: The Black-Led Socially Conscious Thriller We Never Knew We Needed

Jordan Peele’s cinematic close-to-perfection curve ball certainly deserves all the praise that it has been receiving. The unconventional psychological thriller, Get Out, is not your classic nail-biter in too many ways to count. For one, the film was beautifully led by Daniel Kaluuya, a familiar face for fans of the hit program Black Mirror. Much like his performance in the television series, Kaluuya continues to steal the spotlight. You don’t have to be a movie

Race

Why Can’t the Mentality of Black History Month Last More Than Just 28 Days?

Black history month is among us, alas, and the feeling of awaited appreciation is among us. From TV specials to the occasional parade, there’s no doubt that February is the time when the spirit of being Black comes alive. However, the representation of African American history during the 28 (sometimes 29) days of February is not the issue. The problem is that once this month is over, it’s like a trance has been lifted and

Race

The Anatomy of Post-Election Racism

If you are a person of color in America, you already know the deal. There comes a time in a POC’s life when you realize “okay, maybe everyone does notice that my skin is a few shades darker than theirs!” This epiphany comes around the same time when you also begin to realize that sometimes your pigmentation decides how America will treat you. Depending on the day, the same country that urges you to flaunt your melanin systematically treats

Entertainment

No, I Am Not Ecstatic About The Flint Documentary Starring Cher

The recent announcement of Lifetime’s network original film on the water crisis that is still occurring in Flint, MI perfectly encapsulates mainstream media’s attitude about crises specifically in urban cities. If you’ve been living beneath an extremely privileged rock for the past year, then you may not be aware of the tragic situation currently inconviencing the population of Flint by stripping them from the use of clean water. In 2014, the city’s government made the decision

Real Life

This New Year, Embrace The Small Victories

Let’s face it. In today’s world, oversharing has become a way of life- a skill even. The ability to check in on people’s lives from halfway across the world has become all too familiar and accessible. So it should come as no surprise that when the new year rolls around, we will likely find ourselves tracking some random girl’s road to weight loss or a distant relative’s journey to finally moving out of their parent’s house and

Race

Victoria’s Secret Is That She’s Racist

On Friday, December 19, two Black Victoria Secret shoppers faced a nightmare straight from a 1960’s film. After a third Black woman allegedly attempted to shoplift from the lingerie superstore, the manager of the outlet in Alabama ordered the other two Black shoppers to leave. Simply because their skin tone matched that of the accused, the two women had to drop everything and leave even though they had done nothing wrong and had no further relation

Entertainment

Childish Gambino’s Awaken My Love Spoke To My Soul

Childish Gambino released his latest album Dec. 2, and his diverse style rightfully shook the Hip-Hop nation and showed absolutely no mercy. Awaken My Love! was the first of several highly anticipated albums from the likes of J. Cole and Drake to come later this month, making Gambino’s album part of one of the best Hip-Hop Christmas release series that we have seen in a long time. Although Gambino faced controversy over decisions made in his past, there’s no

Race

The Importance of Black Music

via CNN.com Black music has an unfortunate tendency of being slept on time and time again. Until recent years, the beauties that are Black artists were undiscovered by those outside of the Black and POC community. Yes, some Black artists will always have their particular White audience, but understanding the importance of Black music is so much more than not changing the station when a Beyoncé song comes on (because when the queen sings, everyone listens)

Race

Justice For Philando Castile, At Last

The police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter today, offering a small glimmer of hope throughout the country. Castile was killed in his own vehicle in front of his girlfriend and daughter. The live facebook video portraying the gruesome incident sparked outrage in cities across the country. Even from the shaky video, viewers could tell that the seemingly mundane roadside police stop was escalated to a point where it should

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