Author: Cyra Watters


The influence of African Americans in broadcasting

African Americans — both women and men — have impacted the media through their contributions to the world, which include writing books, hosting television shows, and on radio stations.   Writing has inspired other African Americans to speak up on important issues. As well as hosting television and radio broadcasts […]


Women’s History Month Profile: Fidelia A. Johnson

Name: Fidelia A. Johnson Born: 1905 Occupation: Educator   Fidelia Adams Johnson spent most of her life developing and finding new ways to improve teacher education in Louisiana. Better known as “Mama Fi” to her students and the community, Johnson was the daughter of Charles P. Adams, the founder of […]


GSU junior starts her own makeup artist business,

Kayla Mosby is a Baltimore native and junior here at GSU who is making strides to take the business she began in high school  to another level.   “In the middle of my junior year of high school, I was depressed, so I decided to learn something new. I feel in […]


WATTERS: From Winnfield to Chicago, an elder shares her story

Cyra Watters Dorothy O’Neal, born in 1948 in small town Winnfield, La., recently shared her story with her granddaughter.  O’Neal explained that during her childhood years she grew up with eight siblings, and two loving parents. O’Neal grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood, which she described as rural and […]


WATTERS: Cause of deaths in black entertainment

Cyra Watters is a sophomore mass communications major from Chicago, Ill. When thinking about black entertainment, we have to fully understand what it is and how it has impacted others physically, mentally and musically. For us to do that we must go back to the past to understand how Whitney […]


WATTERS: Why my phone is something that I cherish…

Cyra Watters is a sophomore mass communication major from Chicago.   An object I cherish is my phone. It has great camera that allows me to take bomb pictures, it keeps me connected to my family, and it allows me to indulge in social media. I have an iPhone 7, […]


Music Review: Kevin Gates “I’m Him”

Rap star Kevin Gates released a new album on Sept. 27 named “I’m Him”.  Hip-hop listeners were very excited about  Gates’s new album.  Gates is a Baton Rouge born rapper. Alongside NBA Young Boy, Gates is the face of hip-hop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Nine months after the release of […]