Author: Vallaire Wallace

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OP-ED: Streaming services, the future of television

I am terrible at binge-watching because there’s too much to watch on television, but I still love to have options; the new streaming services rolling out over the next few years will only add to my inability to choose what to watch. With the dawn of a new era coming through streaming television and movies, […]

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Welcome to Guava Island!

Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, released a celebration of Caribbean culture, black life and music in the form of his top secret movie, Guava Island, on April 12. He released the movie in time with his Coachella performance on Amazon’s Prime Video for everyone not at Coachella to enjoy and it was indeed […]

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OP-ED: The futility of the Grammys

Every year I watch the Grammy Awards, and every year, I manage to be disappointed. At least I’m not on my own: Grammy’s viewership has steadily been on decline since 2018, with this year having a whopping 19.9 million viewers. Sadly, I was one of them. Award shows may not be my cup of tea […]

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QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History […]

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Disney Strikes Magic with First African-American Female Directed-film: A Wrinkle in Time

“A Wrinkle in Time,” is the first film directed by a black woman with a 100 million dollar budget. That black woman’s name is Ava Duvernay, and she created an excellent film about the power of believing in one’s self. “A Wrinkle in Time,” based off the novel of the same name, is a film […]

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The “First” of Many, Katrina Adams Comes to QC

Katrina Adams, CEO of the United States Tennis Association, came to Queens College to speak for Black History Month. She was introduced by QC President Felix Matos Rodriguez, who named her many accomplishments, Adams being the first black CEO of the Tennis Association, youngest CEO, and the first person who previously played Tennis to achieve […]

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#GrammysSoSexist

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, an award show that celebrates the best musicians and songwriters have to offer, occurred on January 28, 2018. Bruno Mars brought home the most awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year for “24k Magic” with Kendrick Lamar and five awards for his “DAMN” album. Other winners included Childish Gambino, […]

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