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Don’t Call Yola An Angry Black Woman: Black Suicide

Don't Call Yola An Angry Black Woman: Black Suicide

Fayola Perry

December 2, 2015

By Fayola Perry W.E.B. DuBois, author and black revolutionary, once asked, "how does it feel to be a problem?" It is a question anyone must consider when studying or discussing blackness, or the state of being black in the African Diaspora. It is an important to keep in mind when trying to understa...

Merging of Two Departments Limits Choreographers in New Moves Showcase

Merging of Two Departments Limits Choreographers in New Moves Showcase

Fayola Perry

December 2, 2015

David Spain, left, and Dominique Turner, right, performs during the showcase competition in the McKenna Theater. Photography by Imani Miller   By Fayola Perry Senior Matthew McKines III’s 19 student dancers entered the stage, clad in all black and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the model...

The Changing Music Marketplace

Fayola Perry

December 1, 2015

By Fayola Perry In 2013 Beyoncé released Beyoncé, her fifth solo album on iTunes without prior announcement and it debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200. The album went on to sell five million copies worldwide and it became the fastest selling album in iTunes history. The album sold ove...

Don’t Call Yola an Angry Black Woman: Her Name is Actually Felisha Though

Don't Call Yola an Angry Black Woman: Her Name is Actually Felisha Though

Fayola Perry

October 2, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Fayola Perry In the 1995 movie "Friday," Craig, played by Ice Cube, and Smokey, played by Chris Tucker, are sitting on Craig’s porch when the resident dope fiend, Felisha, played by Angela Means, comes by and asks them to borrow a car, a joint and a cou...

‘93 ‘Til Infinity touches a new generation

Fayola Perry

March 16, 2015

Students and faculty alike were buzzing as they gathered in the small lobby area in front of Francis Coppola theatre last month for a private screening of the documentary "'93 'Til Infinity: Celebrating 20 Years of Souls of Mischief." For some of the students, the iconic song "'93 'Til Infinity" was re...

Making Dollars Out of Death

Fayola Perry

February 6, 2015

You're on your evening commute, riding the 28 bus to Daly City Bart station, and you decide to take a look at your Twitter timeline to see what new kale recipes and animal rights issues your friends have decided to center their tweets around today. Your eyes get big as you notice the hashtag “RIP”...

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