Black Entertainers and the Role Model Dilemma

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Recently a Change.org petition to remove Raven Symoné from her current host position on “The View” was denied by ABC, despite great opposition from the Black community. Symoné’s comments on the recent Spring Valley High School assault were considered insensitive and triggered a petition by members of the Black community who stated that Symoné does not adequately represent the Black Diaspora. …

Grading Report: Black Bruin Style

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Midterms and essays are not the only things UCLA fashion connoisseurs and sneakerheads are focused on this fall. With a number of different trends flourishing in the Black Bruin community, class is now in session as young kings and queens make bold fashion statements that symbolize their Afrikan culture, continue to excel academically and look fresh while doing it! Freshman …

Hair is The Last Thing on My Head: Balancing Hair Care and College Demands

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Whether you rocks your hair natural, relaxed or weaved up, maintainence of black hair demands time and tender love and care but as full time college students that is time that many of us do not have. Loving the versatile doo’s of black hair is the easy part, but for many fulfilling student duties while taking care of one’s hair in this ‘new home …

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

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The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 21st year anniversary on Sunday, August 10, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin has once again announced a nationwide registration and will select 50 young participants, between the ages of six and 12 for the event. The pageant has seen support over the …

Album Review: Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo

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Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) has risen to become one of the most respected and influential record labels in the hip-hop genre thanks to an amazing line-up of artist—notably Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q—and in-house producers who have been able to craft some of the most inventive hip-hop albums of recent memory. This year, the label has decided to start with …

President Obama Acknowledges ‘Young Men of Color’ in 2014 State of the Union Address

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This past Tuesday, President Barrack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address informing Americans of the current state of the nation. Here he outlined his hopes and anticipations going into the new year. Inequality, among other things, was a prominent theme in the President’s speech. He addressed the growing economic gap between rich and poor, as well as the …