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FKA Twigs- EP2

FKA twigs’ (formerly known as twigs) EP2 is minimalistic in the sense that as a solo performer, the London based artist didn’t have to do too much in order to leave all listeners speechless once more. As the follow-up to her highly acclaimed self-release debut from 2012, Tahliah Barnett sets herself apart as one of […]

BOY BANDS VS. GIRL GROUPS

My final paper for my History of Rock course. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Since the beginning of time, boy bands and girl groups have been battling each other for fame, fortune and glory. Some critics argue that the presence of girl groups at the same time as boy bands is necessary in order to challenge them. Are females […]

COUNT VON COUNT & HIS PURPOSE IN CHILDREN’S TELEVISION

My final paper for my Vampire Narratives course. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— I. INTRODUCTION Count von Count was officially introduced to the cast of Sesame Street in Season 4 on November 27, 1972. While the Watergate scandal was plaguing the American nation and race riots were breaking out post the Civil Rights Movement, Sesame Street became a production […]

A BREAKDOWN OF THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS IN AMERICA

My final research paper for my Black Popular Culture course. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— “The real story of the last forty years has been the emergence of the black middle class, whose income gains have been real and substantial. The growth in the size of the black middle class was so spectacular that as a group it outnumbers […]

IS THE BLACK PRESS A DYING BREED?

My final research paper for COMM-270: How News Media Shaped History. —————————————————————————————————————————- During the abolitionist movement from the 18th to 19th century, black newspapers served as a public forum for African Americans to let their voices be heard, to express their views, and to represent themselves in the press. Upon the conclusion of the Civil […]

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Thanksgivukkah Song Stuffers

This Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah), there are a lot of things to be thankful for.  While we all think of what to share at the table, here are some tunes to dish out to the fam. Stream this special playlist through Spotify, hands free. Oh, and don’t forget to thank the based god while blessing your […]

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Ludwig B. & Me

Over the weekend, I went to Arlington Cemetery in search of Ludwig Bemelmans’ grave. (For those of you who don’t know, he is the author and illustrator of the Madeline book series. I’m writing a tribute article in his honor for my final assignment in my Reporting class!) After walking around the grounds aimlessly for about […]