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Be Real Black For Me: A Review of “Dope”

In Culture, Film by Israel DaramolaLeave a Comment

Recently, I went to see the film Dope: a movie that’s reminiscent of the 80s goofballs-get-into-wild-misadventures genre of broad comedies. The film follows a high-school senior named Malcolm (played by Shameik Moore), a socially awkward kid with an obsession with the 90s that he shares with his two best friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib…

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Scribes at the Movies: Good Burger

In Culture, Film by Eve L. EwingLeave a Comment

Good Burger turns 18 tomorrow! Join Eve and Vann as they discuss the movie's plot, cultural significance, and artistic relevance. Art by Eve L. Ewing and Trey Smith ELE: Okay, maybe we can kick it off by talking about the music since that is a big part of why we wanted to do this. I…

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The Age of Emoji

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A number, a word or a concept? The 💯 emoji taken at face value may simply be an oddly formatted version of a number, a wayward wingding of indeterminate use. But to members of certain segments of Twitter (often broadly referred to as “Black Twitter), 💯 symbolizes a great deal more. There, it indicates authenticity, a…

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Sharing the Load: On Supporting Black Women in Protest Times

In Culture by Garfield Hylton1 Comment

I just feel like I’m always giving everything to everybody and I’m never getting anything in return!     My girlfriend is almost 700 miles away, yelling about her drunk best friend,  who left her alone at a party. The pain in her voice was visceral, stinging harder than a game-losing interception in the Super…