Author: Tyra Harris

“BlacKkKlansman” Movie Review

Prolific screenwriter and director Spike Lee has released his latest cinematic masterpiece, “BlackKkKlansman.” As in most of his films, Lee sheds light on untold stories of everyday black Americans in this film based on a true story. “BlackKkKlansman” follows Colorado Springs’s first black police detective, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), as he poses as a white racist interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan. Via phone calls throughout the nine month operation, Stallworth manages to develop a close relationship  with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, played by Topher Grace. Stallworth’s in-person appearances with the Klan are made by...

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BCS Paddleboard Yoga

Would you call yoga a sport? Some would argue it’s not. But what about yoga on a paddleboard? For many, yoga is a philosophy and an act of spiritual healing. For others, it’s just a hobby they practice in their leisure. Adding in the aquatic angle makes it an even harder question to answer. But wherever you stand on the spectrum, BCS Paddleboard Yoga owner and instructor Maury Jacob will welcome you with open arms. It’s obvious that aquatic sports tend to be lesser known than their land sport counterparts. And the practice of yoga has increasingly become popular...

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The Jimbo Era Begins

In recent years, Texas Aggie Football has been mediocre at its best. Though the team held positive win-loss records during the 2012 – 2016 seasons, the Aggies remained stagnant with a consistent yet disappointing 8-5 record for the last three of those years. It was no secret in the NCAA football world that Head Coach Kevin Sumlin’s job was at stake during the 2017 season. To prepare for the upcoming make or break season, Sumlin enlisted what college football insider Shehan Jeyarajah considers one of his best recruitment classes. Listed as the No. 9 recruitment class by national college...

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Nicki Minaj’s “Queen” Album Review

The self-proclaimed Queen of hip-hop has released her highly anticipated fourth studio album, “Queen.” The bold album title has 20 songs, three of which have made Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. Known for dropping her rhymes to dance-like pop beats, Minaj gives fans a feel of her Caribbean roots from the opening track “Ganja Burn.”  It should be noted that the track “Coco Chanel” features fellow Trinidadian female rapper, Foxy Brown. This is the first time Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominated performer who often speaks of women’s empowerment, has collaborated with another female emcee. The third track, entitled “Barbie Dreams,”...

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