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Moments & Movements: Celebrities’ Influence on Voter Registration

Moments & Movements: Celebrities’ Influence on Voter Registration

Destinee Scott, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture

Taylor Swift, known for being reluctant to voice her political opinions, recently broke her silence and encouraged fans to register to vote, resulting in a huge voter registration turnout. On Oct. 7, the singer-songwriter announced that she would be voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate...

Moments & Movements: The Campaign for Self-Examination and Body Love

Moments & Movements: The Campaign for Self-Examination and Body Love

Destinee Scott, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Culture

We’re going into the third week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there’s something that Serena Williams wants us to remember. On Sept. 29, the tennis pro posted a video of herself posing topless while singing the Divinyls’ 1990 hit song, “I Touch Myself.” The video came days before Breast...

Moments & Movements: The New Black Renaissance

Moments & Movements: The New Black Renaissance

Devorah Satcher, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Culture

Society is currently witnessing a cultural phenomenon, a new Black Renaissance, on television screens. Since 2014, there has been a rise in television series that are created, produced, directed by and/or star a primarily black cast. A few of the most popular and successful ones currently on telev...

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