Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer A Closer Look at the Rap Industry’s Obsession...
We’ve all heard the phrase “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and we’d all like to believe that to be true. I have a hard time putting my faith in this saying because it seems as if people have a misconception of what beauty really is. Are we really letting society starve young women to death? Is less more? Kanye West’s lyrics made me think about the underlying taboo of eating disorders in minorities. I began to wonder where it all started. Culturally, African Americans have an advantage over European Americans when it comes to issues of weight. African Americans tend to find larger body types attractive and have fewer restrictions on their diets. As the ideals of older generations subside newer perceptions have emerged.
Whether or not we want to face it, judgment is a part of our everyday routine. Our judgment and perception of others affects everything from what we wear to who we dine with to who we vote for. In some form or another we are judging and being judged all the time. The degree to which we judge and what we judge varies and depends on our personalities and life experiences. Some judge actions, while others judge appearances and some use a combination of factors to access who and what they allow in their lives.
“Jumping the broom,” “taking the dive,” “the old ball and chain.” No matter what anyone calls the institution of marriage, there is no doubt that getting married is one of the most important decisions of any person’s life, and that a good marriage (sometimes to a spouse met in college) can improve a person’s life, immensely. “Yes, I want to get married, marriage is important because it’s important to have that type of connection with your significant other,” says junior in business management, Ross Broadnax. Unfortunately, sentiments like these are increasingly rare and married black people are, seemingly, becoming an endangered species.
Have you heard about Rushmore Drive? If you’re technology savvy you’ve probably not only heard about the site, but have it as one of your favorites and use it regularly. If you’re like me however and are a little behind on the latest web sites, you’re missing out on a valuable tool. Rushmore Drive is a website with a search engine that not only provides regular �mainstream� results like Google and Yahoo!, but also offers another list of results pertaining to the black community. However, this site is much more than a search engine. It has other useful features such as the job networks feature, latest news, features, and an Our Views section. Latest news gives you the rundown on top news stories as well as business, entertainment, health, politics, science, sports, in addition to national and world news. This information pulls from news sites all over the web in one convenient site.
Even before the game started, many sport analysts had picked East Carolina over NC State, even though it was a home game for the Wolfpack. Those same sport analysts said that this would be an easy win for the Pirates, making them one game closer to a BCS title game. They counted on ECU’s stellar offense and defense to help bring that prediction to light. However, there is one thing that both the analysts and ECU forgot to take into account: when dealing with NC State: the tenacity and eagerness the Wolfpack football team would possess to prove the naysayers wrong. It was this miscalculation, along with a well-noted effort by the revamped offense and defense, which propelled NC State to a win in overtime, 30-24.
In addition to his previous two best-selling albums,”In My Own Words” and “Because of You,” Ne-Yo returned with his very chic and appropriately titled album, “Year of the Gentleman.” For the past few years, Ne-Yo has been credited for writing some of the most popular songs known to date, such as Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” Rihanna’s “Take a Bow,” and Mario’s “Let Me Love You.” It’s safe to say that Ne-Yo has continued along this streak of hit songs with the already released singles from his album, such as “Miss Independent,” and “Closer.” This album gives you a Frank Sinatra kind of feel. Ne-Yo has said that he was inspired by the likes of Elton John and Billy Joel for this album.
New York has always been a noteworthy city in the United States, especially in regards to sports and entertainment. It’s what the legendary, Madison Square Garden calls home, with its historical moments from the University of Georgetown Hoyas, Michael Jordan, and the infamous New York Knicks. It is the home of many Super Bowl Champions of both the Giants and Jets, where legends such as Joe Namath, Brett Favre, Bill Parcells, and Lawrence Taylor pay respects on the gridiron. It is the city that, if you can make it there, then, you can make it anywhere. It’s also home to one of the more legendary landmarks, “The House that Ruth Built”, Yankee Stadium. This weekend was the last time that Yankee Stadium will host a game, as a new stadium will be built just feet away.
So you’ve come to this point in a journey
That seems to last forever.
You have overcome many obstacles
And you see some still ahead.
You have struggled and struggled and struggled.
You have had to make difficult decisions
That have affected not only yourself,
But also people you hold dear.
Constipation is a common phenomenon among college students. From my own personal witness, many college students suffer from constipation, or lack of knowledge about healthy bowel movements. Irregular bowel movements are a serious problem that should not be overlooked. Bowel movement irregularities can lead to potential colon problems or even death. The colon plays a major role in transporting waste and toxins outside the body, so it is very important to “keep it moving.”
When you wake up in the morning and get dressed, do you ever stop to think what it took to make the clothes you pick out? What many people don’t realize is that some of our favorite clothes were most likely made by women and children in sweatshops under extreme conditions for little to no wages at all. To raise awareness about sweatshops and other human rights injustices, the Human Rights Awareness Tour also referred to as HRAT, held a “No Sweat Fashion Show” along with a a fair trade coffee night.
According to their Facebook group, The Human Rights Awareness Tour or “HRAT” is a group of traveling student organizers, non-governmental organizations, speakers, filmmakers, bands, photographers, journalists, artists, poets, models, and performers who have united in an effort to promote Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Fair Trade practices.
Apparently, learning proper etiquette habits do not have to wait until placed in “real world” situations, but rather learned now to enhance preparation of college scholars before their first corporate business dinner, or local charity gala. The Charm SKOol: Prim, Proper, and Pretty program on Thursday evening demonstrated how to succeed in academics and engage in suitable behaviors for future CEO’s, attorneys and Fortune 500 accountants
Many of us in the black community have heard the term “acting white.” Many of us may have even been accused of “acting white” at one point or another. We are hearing this statement more and more now, in reference to Barack Obama. So it is time for us to ask ourselves the question, is there such a thing as acting white? What are the connotations of that statement? If there is a certain way to act white, then can somebody act black?
When most people think of college, they imagine a new found freedom and a fresh start to the beginning of their adult lives. This is how it should be, but poor decisions about safe sex get in the way. Pregnant is the last word on any college students mind, but when mishaps are made it becomes the first.
What is the real deal with all these reality television shows these days? While doing my day to day channel surfing it appears to be almost near to impossible to pass a channel that is not a reality television show. Do not get me wrong though. I am a victim to watching the infamous reality television shows myself.
A Family that Preys is a movie that is by far a prime example of an emotional rollercoaster ride. It twists your sentiments and thoughts in such a way I never thought was possible, by way of film.
It seems like everyone, these days, feels the “hustle and bustle” of life. We are just running around doing this, that, and the other. Sometimes, we get so caught up in what we are doing or in planning for what we know we have to do, we forget to stop and just breathe and take time out for ourselves. One way we can take time out to care for ourselves is by exercising.