The Columbia Chronicle

The public should give a ‘DAMN.’ about black artists

By Editorial Board

April 30, 2018

From Ella Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s “Hound Dog” to Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” black musicians have created much of what we know as American music and culture. For decades, their contributions to music have largely been erased. Take, for example, the millions of people who think of Elvis Presley’s 1956 version of “Hound Dog” as iconic but have no idea of Thornton’s original or the shades of meaning s...

No Crying In the House

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

March 4, 2018

Columbia alumnus Michael Jolls takes a critical look at “The Films of Steven Spielberg,” in his second book, a complex examination of the renowned director’s life and body of work. Jolls, a produ...

Colin Kaepernick honored with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 11, 2017

Former San Fransisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was honored with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, given to him by surprise presenter Beyoncé, during the 2017 Sportsperson of the Yea...

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 4, 2017

Since the Grammys’ Album of the Year award was first offered, 10 black artists have won the award: Stevie Wonder in 1974, 1975 and 1977; Michael Jackson in 1984; Lionel Richie in 1985; Quincy Jones in 1...

‘The Lion King’ casting should encourage greater diversity

‘The Lion King’ casting should encourage greater diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

November 6, 2017

Pop culture icon Beyoncé recently confirmed her role as the voice of Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King," set to be released July 19, 2019. She announced the news with a ph...

Students and student organization representatives painted messages and images on the new mural wall as a part of the office's unveiling on the fourth floor of 618 S. Michigan Ave. Sept. 7.

Student Diversity and Inclusion opens new office

September 11, 2017

Student Diversity and Inclusion, formerly Multicultural Affairs, opened a newly renovated, multipurpose space with a Sept. 7 housewarming party. The Student Diversity and Inclusion office, 618 S. Michigan Ave. on the fourth floor, includes student lounge spaces and areas to read ...

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offenders

Lawmakers eliminating time-frame  protection for child sex offenders

By Eric Bradach

March 27, 2017

Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, introduced Senate Bill ...

Six-time Grammy award winner Malik Yusef has worked with musicians such as Kanye West, Beyoncé and Common. He won his latest Grammy for co-writing “Sandcastles” with Beyoncé.

Kanye West mentor foresees future of hip-hop

March 6, 2017

If the name Malik Yusef does not ring a bell, his collaborations with artists Kanye West and Beyoncé will. The six-time Grammy-award winner and South Side Chicago native has worked with several A-list sta...

Beyoncé’s loss points to larger issue in music industry

Beyoncé’s loss points to larger issue in music industry

February 20, 2017

The 2017 Grammys aired Feb. 12, and when Adele’s album 25 beat Beyoncé’s Lemonade for Album of the Year, which spawned the hashtag #grammyssowhite. Many tweets focused on whether race is the reaso...

Yahoo let users down, must pay the price

October 3, 2016

Yahoo, the technology company known for its once-popular search engine and email server, fell victim to the largest data breach in internet history in late 2014 when 500 million user accounts were compromised. The company only announced the breach Sept. 22.Users and information activists alike are calling the company irresponsible for not disclosing its knowledge of the event to customers as soon as it was discovered, which The Was...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

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