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Category Archives: Rockstar of the Week
As a child, you’re often asked what you want to do when you grow up. 11 year-old Amiya Alexander of Detroit, Michigan wants to become a Dancing Obstetrician, but she’s not waiting for adulthood to make her dreams come true. As … Continue reading
All over the country, college students are now in the midst of studying, cramming, and writing final exams and papers. This week’s Rockstar has something that no amount of energy drink, Cliff Notes, or Wikipedia articles could ever supply: a … Continue reading
By Contributing Writer: Amaany Clarke When deciding who to choose for our Rock Star of the Week, the infamous woman in the above picture came to mind. She was born Ursula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonzo on October 21, 1925 … Continue reading
According to the dictionary, rock and roll music is a fusion of black rhythm and blues and white country music, usually based on a twelve-bar structure and an instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums. Yet, despite the heavy influence that … Continue reading
“Behind every great man is a great woman.” Ideally, the “behind” would be replaced by a “besides,” but in President Obama’s case this cliché is quite accurate. While the media chooses to focus on Mrs. Michelle Obama’s outfit of choice, … Continue reading
The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards Show is swiftly approaching. For that reason, we have decided to dedicate our SHE ROCKS! post to last year’s twelve honorees. Each day this week, we will feature some of last year’s 2008 honorees on … Continue reading
Where to begin? Was it the low bang cooly swept over one eye? The effortlessly, comfortable baggy pants? The innovative choreography and music videos? The blissfully mellow soprano vocals? From her beautiful music down to her fly style, Aaliyah undoubtedly … Continue reading