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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jarrett George-Ballard
Student leader Bethany Tamrat presents during the Black Motivated Women meeting on Black Women in Media, Thursday, Oct. 14. The students discussed different ways they see Black women portrayed in cinema and music.

Discourse about Misogynoir in Media takes center stage at the Black Motivated Women club

Published October 26, 2021
Black students at the University of Minnesota get together to discuss the social implications of Black women being negatively depicted in the media.
Nature, Nurture, Nightmare: “Lamb”

Nature, Nurture, Nightmare: “Lamb”

Published October 20, 2021
Happiness is found in the unknown that is “Lamb,” but what is beautiful could very quickly bring death and despair and raise more questions than it answers.
Private chef Adrian Harrelle, left, and his partner, Marlon Schaffer, right, supplying the Black Creatives Event with seafood and chile nachos as well as cold beverages on Friday, Sept. 10. Adrian Harrelles cooking page can be found at @harrellsfinekitchen

Black creatives come together to celebrate each other’s artistry

Published September 15, 2021
In their second creative event of 2021, St. Paul Black business owners and artists alike reprise their roles in an environment that’s familiar and culturally comfortable.
Representation matters in “Shang-Chi”

Representation matters in “Shang-Chi”

Published September 13, 2021
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” similar to “Black Panther,” shows why representation is important—especially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is only beginning to tell stories of race, culture and identity.
Co-owner Kelvin Kuria pets Suki, the store pup, at Water Wave TV on Friday, April 2. In addition to the vintage shop that opened last November, Water Wave TV also has a podcast and recording studio.

‘Ride the wave or drown in it’ at Water Wave TV

Published April 16, 2021
What started out as an idea in college has transformed into a local arts phenomenon.
Courtesy photo from Scream it off Screen

Scream It Off Screen: A short-film competition for the bravest of filmmakers

Published March 29, 2021
What started as friends watching short films in their backyard has wound up a phenomenon for short-film creators worldwide.
Review: ‘Coming 2 America; Once was enough

Review: ‘Coming 2 America’; Once was enough

Published March 24, 2021
After 33 years, the much anticipated, culturally important sequel has arrived and it is a weird one.
Heat of the Week: WandaVision, YG and Black art

Heat of the Week: WandaVision, YG and Black art

Published March 1, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Antione Jenkins, the founder of Antz Creations, poses for a portrait in his apartment on Monday, Feb 22. The shoes, called Loon Blazers, are Antz Creations latest release.

Antione Jenkins, multifaceted creator, refuses to be boxed in

Published March 1, 2021
Antz Creationz is a Minneapolis-based fashion brand creating waves in the Twin Cities fashion community.