Actor Mamoudou Athie Discusses His Role in the Upcoming Film ‘Patti Cake$’

Mamoudou Athie (above) at the premiere of ‘The Circle’ during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Interview by Journey Rucker Mamoudou Athie is a rising star in the film industry. The 28-year-old actor has had roles in ‘The Get Down,’ ‘Unicorn Store’ and most recently ‘The Circle.’ He currently plays Basterd  in the upcoming film ‘Patti […]

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Shining Light on the Underdogs of the Pitchfork Music Festival

Underdogs of Pitchfork Music Festival By Maya Reese Celebrating its 12th year as an independently run festival in Chicago, this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival had over 40 bands this past July and surely did not disappoint. The festival aims to showcase the best up and coming artists, while also having mainstream artists serving as headliners each day. Hosted […]

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Check Out These Amazing Vendors From Pitchfork Music Festival

By: Maya Reese Amongst the many different things an individual may experience at Pitchfork, the vendors alone were very impressive. Outside of the unique and distinguishing items sold at each stand, what genuinely stood out were the strong entrepreneurial skills of the vendor owners. Below are eight vendors that absolutely rocked the festival. Future Garb […]

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Howard University’s Afro Blue Performs at National Christmas Tree Lighting

By: Tanasia Smith, Contributing Writer Afro Blue, a jazz ensemble founded at Howard University in 2002 performed for President Obama on Thursday night (Dec. 1) with a range of stars from Chance the Rapper to Yolanda Adams at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, DC. The group served as the performing choir and provided […]

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A Syrian Love Story

By McKenzie Marshall, Contributing Writer A screening of Sean McAllister’s “A Syrian Love Story” was hosted by The Frontline Club on Wednesday, September 24 to show people what’s really happening in Syria.  The screening was followed by a panel discussion. The film focused on a Syrian family struggling to keep their family together during a revolution […]

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