1:1 With Cheo Coker

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1:1 With Cheo Coker Writer: Mark Edwards; Editor: Kadeem Pilgrim Cross Colours had the opportunity to have a conversation with Writer-Producer Cheo Hodari Coker about film and music and how they affect the culture. Known for creating hit television shows and movies such as Luke Cage, NCIS Los Angeles, and Creed II, Coker spoke on how Hip-Hop has influenced him, how he incorporates that into his work, and how he views the importance of representation both narratively and aesthetically.   Before Cheo worked in the film industry he was a notable music journalist. He gave us some insight into how he...
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It’s All Greek to Me

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It’s All Greek to Me Writer: Kendrick Porter; Editor: Kadeem Pilgrim The Divine Nine! Where does one even start when discussing something as controversial, yet historically significant, as the black Greek community? It’s an experience that is had by many, and yet missed by even more.  Moreover, the black Greek experience is one that is synonymous with the HBCU (Historically Black College/University) experience.  In order to shed light on the true purpose of the Divine Nine, it’s important to first share the reason behind its existence.   The D9, known officially as the National Pan-Hellenic Council, is a product of the...
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From Black Advocate To Token Black

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From Black Advocate To Token Black As featured on Blavity.com; Writer: Kadeem Pilgrim Today, I find myself confronting an inner battle that I’ve been dealing with for well over two years. The source of my conflicting feelings?   Kanye Omari West. While that name has lost the veneration it once garnered from the Black community, we as a people would be remiss to pretend that Kanye’s music was not pivotal in hip-hop's transition into the mainstream. Songs like “Jesus Walks” and “Gold Digger” did more than making Kanye West a household name; his music spoke to a generation of Black youths...
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Ask Carl & TJ: The Know Your Rights Edition

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Ask Carl & TJ: The Know Your Rights Edition Writer: Mark Edwards; Editor: Kadeem Pilgrim Local elections are taking place all over the country this November, and in just one year, a presidential election that will decide the direction of the country. So, if the collective decisions of the U.S. population are so important, we must feel our input matters greatly, right? Well, that’s not the case for everybody.   In 2016, the black vote saw its most dramatic decline in 20 years after a record high in 2012. 19 to 30-year old’s have the lowest voter turnout among all other...
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1:1 With Mariah Hilliard

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1:1 With Mariah Hilliard Writer: Mark Edwards; Editor: Kadeem Pilgrim At first glance, many see Mariah Jasmine Hilliard as a dancer and choreographer. Hilliard is based in Los Angeles, California and has performed alongside major artists, including Drake, Normani, Saweetie, Diddy, and French Montana.  However, if you look a bit deeper you realize she is much more than that. Mariah is proud Hampton University alumna, reps her home state of Delaware with Pride, and was recently featured in HBCU Buzz’s HBCU 30 Under 30 list for 2019. Growing up in a household with a mother that danced, Mariah seemed destined...
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