Book Review: Suburban Erasure

This review was originally published at MIT’s CoLab Radio. Read the original here. Before there are institutions and regulations, there are people, places and cultures. The importance of these three things is paramount in understanding the immeasurable amounts of research that comprises Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey. In just under 200 pages, Dr. Walter D. Greason composes a historiography … Continue reading Book Review: Suburban Erasure

Black Panther Soundtrack, curated by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther Soundtrack is a Milestone for Black Culture

A seemingly limitless well of inspiration and creativity, Kendrick Lamar has hit his next career milestone. Approached to contribute to Marvel’s Black Panther by director Ryan Coogler, Lamar’s involvement with the soundtrack marks his continued expansion into the mainstream, pop culture. Saying Kendrick Lamar isn’t mainstream is off; his list of credits skyrocketed after dropping his second studio album, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City, contributing to non-hip-hop … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther Soundtrack is a Milestone for Black Culture

Dwyane Wade on return to Miami Heat: “I can’t wait”

This story was originally featured on Allucanheat.com. Read the original here. When Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 2016, the underlying narrative was clear: he’d be back. At the time, tensions were high between Wade and Heat president Pat Riley, and their separation kept the team from imploding. As cliched as it sounds, absence makes the heart grow fonder. … Continue reading Dwyane Wade on return to Miami Heat: “I can’t wait”

Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson is struggling to find his shot

This article was originally published at AllUCanHeat.com. Read the original here. When Dwyane Wade signed with the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 offseason, Josh Richardson had to have seen a window of opportunity. The six-foot-six then rookie guard, spent the 2015-16 season jockeying for minutes behind established veterans like Gerald Green and Joe Johnson. And when he saw some daylight to contribute to the Miami … Continue reading Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson is struggling to find his shot

Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside has to pass out of the paint

This story was originally published at AllUCanHeat.com. Read the original here. For Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, the goal for the last three seasons has been to transform a once sparsely employed, 7-foot center from a raw, shot-blocking talent, into a complete, franchise player. For Hassan Whiteside, that means making a concentrated effort on improving his interior passing, to open the floor for his … Continue reading Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside has to pass out of the paint

What happened to Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington?

This story was originally published at AllUCanHeat.com. Read the original here. *Editor’s note: This piece was written prior to the Miami Heat’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, when Wayne Ellington scored 21 points in 27 minutes. It’s been said time and time again: the Miami Heat are looking for their identity. Ideally, it’s one that involves a continued dedication to defense in tandem with … Continue reading What happened to Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington?

Al Jazeera America President Visits Monmouth

This story was originally published in the Monmouth University Outlook. Read the original here. The inaugural #coMmtalks launched as the University hosted Kate O’Brian, the President of Al Jazeera America, on Monday, March 30. O’Brian’s campus visit included an interview recorded by Hawk TV with representatives from each University news outlet: Hawk TV, The Outlook, and WMCX. Afterwards, she spoke to a few classes and culminated her trip with … Continue reading Al Jazeera America President Visits Monmouth

Egypt and Qatar Aggravate Tension in Worldwide Soccer

This story was originally published in the Monmouth University Outlook. Read the original here. A match between the Zamalek SC White Knights and ENPPI erupted last month when a riot among fans and police broke out, killing 25, on Feb. 8. The riot comes as a 3 year anniversary to a similar soccer fueled riot that killed 71, also in Egypt. The Egyptian Premier League … Continue reading Egypt and Qatar Aggravate Tension in Worldwide Soccer