Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Caitlin Egan Junior Entertainment Contributor

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IF YOU LOVE BLACK FASHION, YOU LOVE BLACK PEOPLE

THE IMPORTANCE OF BLACK FASHION      Where systematic racism is rooted in almost every aspect of American culture, the fashion industry is no different. Styles and trends that are some of our most coveted and popular are due to the contributions and innovations of Black fashion. In a time of...

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW WITH WFLA WOMENS PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER : SONFRE ROBERSON

WOMEN IN SPORTS Good afternoon Sonfre, first introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background in sports. My name is Sonfre Roberson. I have some hobbies, I’m a drummer. I’ve been drumming since I was 13 years old. But as far as football is concerned, I started in...

WHY ARE THE WOMEN OF COLOR LEFT OUT

Body Positivity Series III So now we’ve talked about it; we’ve learned about eating disorders. We’re open to discussion about all different types of disorders, and what we can do to help. We’ve included plus size models in the magazines and websites of our favorite brands. There is still something...

SILENCING BLACK MENTAL HEALTH

NOT THIS TIME AROUND With the recent events of police brutality in America, all while a global pandemic is ongoing, America finds itself in an emotional state, one where the Black community specifically may feel distressed. Social media serves as a place where activists can voice their opinions and share...

ATYPICAL EATING DISORDERS

BODY POSITIVITY SERIES II When people hear the word eating disorders, the most common ones that come to mind are anorexia and bulimia. This is due to the fact that they are the most openly discussed amongst individuals, but also because the effects of anorexia and bulimia are so noticeable....

THE ISSUE OF GLORIFYING EATING DISORDERS

BODY POSITIVITY SERIES I In 2020, social media can stand as your best friend one day, or your worst enemy the next. While it is a powerful tool for those seeking information and serves as a platform for those to speak on topics that may not make it to mainstream...

BET AWARDS 20th ANNIVERSARY: A PLACE TO CELEBRATE AND SPEAK OUT

BET AWARDS RECAP 2020 The 2020 BET Awards celebrated its 20th Anniversary of the award show this past Sunday, June 28th on CBS. Although it was filmed virtually and from all different locations due to the effects of COVID-19, it was no time to be silent about black excellence in...

TO RELEASE OR NOT TO RELEASE?

ARTISTS QUESTION RELEASING MUSIC DURING PANDEMIC When the coronavirus broke out in the United States in early March, every industry faced the dramatic effects that came with the closing of nonessential businesses. The music industry, in particular, continues to undergo some of the most drastic impacts, due to the canceling...

BLACKOUT TUESDAY

SPREADING AWARENESS OR CREATING SILENCE On Tuesday, June 2, music industry executives and artists initiated an artistic Blackout on social media platforms in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery resulting from police brutality incidents. All three major record labels (Sony Music, Universal Music Group,...

TOUCHDOWN! WFLA SCORES EQUALITY FOR FEMALE ATHLETES

WFLA CHANGING THE GAME! The launching of the Women’s Football League Association (WFLA) is changing the game, in more ways than just the gender of the players. The National Association, composed of 32 teams in both Western and Eastern Conferences, serves as the first-ever Professional Women’s Football League, that promises...