Entertainment

Inspiring ‘Reel Unity’ Through the Baltimore International Black Film Festival

Kenneth Moore Jr., director and founder of the Baltimore International Black Film Festival, has spent over ten years providing an annual celebration for early-career and experienced filmmakers with multi-day screenings and an awards ceremony.   Within two years of the festival’s foundation, the number of films submitted increased nearly eight times the ten shared at the …

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Stellar Con: Black Content Creators & Their Vision

My first Stellar Con in Bel Air, Maryland didn’t disappoint. It included a diversity of its artists, guest speakers, and writers who sought to connect with the local community. I had the opportunity to meet and speak to multiple vendors showcasing their artistic vision and contributions within the comic book community. These contributions always aim …

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Howard Student Hosts the Second Screening of “The Burn Documentary”

Quaran Ahmad, a Senior Architecture Major attending Howard University, recently hosted the second premier of The Burn Documentary. The premier took place at Tour De Force located in Northwest D.C. It featured many DMV creatives and Howard students in attendance. With Ahmad being the director of the documentary this film just adds to the long list of …

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“Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho…”

The Lizzo Debacle From her own Yitty clothing line designed for big bodies or big “grrrls,” to becoming an advocate for Black artists expressing their sexuality, Lizzo–or Melissa Jefferson–has taken the world by storm in a variety of transformative ways. However, people predict that this artist’s climb to stardom has come crashing down around her …

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Why Women are Running the Music Industry Right Now

The summer of 2023 was the season of women. Women dominated the charts all summer from Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town” and SZA’s “Snooze,” to Sexyy Red’s “Skeyee.” For the first time ever, the nominees for the MTV Music Video Awards Artist of the Year were all women. Nominees included Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Shakira, …

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Hood and Holy: A Review of Killer Mike’s “MICHAEL”

His first solo studio album in eleven years, Killer Mike’s MICHAEL is the Atlanta rapper’s most personal endeavor to date. The fourteen-track record is an ode to both nativity and naiveté, its narrative being just as personal to him as it is to all those experienced in underprivileged Black life. From front to back, nothing …

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My First Ever Juneteenth Event: Celebrate Juneteenth Festival

Juneteenth marks the day when Black Texans celebrated the emancipation of slavery. The celebration has spread throughout the country, and every year, there are events such as festivals, concerts, and parades to celebrate the liberation of Black Americans. In 2021, President Biden–inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020–commemorated Juneteenth as a federal holiday. …

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