Jook Songs’ “Sunrise”: Resistance Anew

by Marina Tinone Jook Songs, Yale’s Asian and Asian-American spoken word group, performed their last show of the academic year in Hopper Cabaret last weekend. The show’s theme, “Sunrise”, was chosen based on the personal difficulties from their previous semester. This idea of sunrise– of light after times of darkness– developed through each of the…

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Reason To Be Proud

The Dramat’s Spring Mainstage this year finds itself tackling a huge swath of contemporary issues within the span of Jackie Sibbles Drury’s piece We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. Guest directed by Shariffa Ali, who is…

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The Overuse of the Interlude is Here

by Ashia Ajani On November 4th, Alicia Keys released her new album Here, which combines narrative and song to create a somewhat new sound that hearkens back to old school Alicia Keys with the early 2000s cornrows when she knew the limitations of her vocal range. Since this has been the year of Black women…

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In Moonlight Black Boys Find Love

by Nicole Chavez On Thursday night, November 2, the Queer People of Color Coalition, along with the Yale Film Society, hosted a screening of the widely acclaimed new film Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins and partially based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, Moonlight tells the story of a young,…

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