The Torch

“Work” music videos bring back Rihanna and Drake’s steamy vibe

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016

2016 has been an amazing year thus far for music legends Rihanna and Drake. With RiRi releasing her much anticipated album, and arguably her best to date, "ANTI" this past month and Drake being given the key to the city of To...

“Triple 9” wastes an all-star cast on a mediocre story

David Rosario, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

When a film is jam-packed with cast members that audience members already recognize from other projects, sometimes it works and, other times, it can be a distraction if the celebrity personality is more interesting than the ch...

J.Cole “kicks it” old school

Kadijah Porter, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015

On Nov. 13, A Tribe Called Quest released their debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,”  to celebrate its 25th anniversary, which originally debuted on April 10, 1990. The third single off of the ...

The million-dollar secret is out: Charlie Sheen reveals that he’s HIV positive

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2015

“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.” Early Tuesday morning, Actor Charlie Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, appeared on “The Today Show” and reveal...

Angels spread wings once more

Precious Watts, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is causing a flurry of excitement and it hasn’t even aired to the public yet. Every year, this extravaganza somehow manages to go above and beyond. So, if you aren’t hip, I’m he...

“WTF:” Missy Elliott is back

Kori Williams, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

This isn’t exactly a comeback, but with a song like this, it’s almost like she never left. Rapper and producer Missy Elliott has had a long- standing career in the music industry, but she’s been sparsely seen for the past ...

Keke Palmer declares adulthood: “I Don’t Belong To You” shows Palmer’s erotic side

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

Akeelah who? Lauren “KeKe” Palmer has grown up with no apologies in her new music video. On Monday, Oct. 26, Palmer, 22, released the music video for her new single, on iTunes on Tuesday, Oct. 27, “I Don’t Belong To You...

Family Matters tour blesses NYC

Christian Mosher, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2015

After quickly selling out a Friday night show at Terminal 5, Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment added a second stop for their “Family Matters” tour this past Sunday night.  Along with opening acts of Hiatus Kaiyote, D.R.A....

“The 33:” An inspirational true story

Jenny Chen, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 4, 2015

Every year, an estimated 12,000 miners around the world die deep below the Earth’s crust in the very tunnels they work. “The 33” is the story about 33 Chilean miners who were buried alive in a mine for over two months be...

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