Steven Underwood

Writer

From Columbus, Ohio, I'm a writer with a BA in English: Creative Writing and a Minor in Professional Writing from Centenary University. My previous Editorial works can be found in the likes of Le Reine Noire, Comicsverse, Vibe Voices, #theVibe Five and the Epicurean Commune. I can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]

Proud member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society and Chi Alpha Epsilon, E.O.F. Honors Society. Bold recipient of the Eugene A. Noble Award from Centenary University.

United States of America

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Blavity

Why The Bonds Between Straight Men Can Sometimes Sabotage Their Romantic Relationships

A lot of men perform for a group mentality: both in...

Blavity

Why America Only Values Black Artists After They Die

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the prolific black graffiti...

Medium

Being Black and an emerging writer resisting Trump's America presents interesting challenges.

Being Black and an emerging writer resisting Trump's America presents interesting challenges. You're rising in an industry that claims to value your voice, and want to...

Medium

NYC: Where Rich White Kids Play Poverty - Steven Underwood - Medium

A friend of mine from Columbus, OH can't afford tape for his cleats, let alone new cleats. At home, there is a surplus of duct tape. The shiny material winds immortally down the...

Blaque Word.

Black Panther Shows Out in Entertainment Weekly

BlackPanthersolit just got hotter today.

VIBE Voices

Centenary University's 2017 Annual Spring Fashion Show

By Steven Underwood Attending Centenary University's Spring Fashion Show is as celebrated a tradition as the annual Prez Picnic and Graduation ceremonies that follow it within...

ComicsVerse

Fans Don't Cry: Where's the Album Frank Ocean? - ComicsVerse

BOYS DON'T CRY is a lie, because I've seen a lot of boys in tears waiting for Frank Ocean's next album. There have been premiere dates promised on three separate occasions and...

ComicsVerse

Afrofuturism and the Phenomenon of the Black Panther - ComicsVerse

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR bore its claws with the captivating debut of comics' wealthiest warrior: T'Challa, the Black Panther. #BlackPantherSoLit trended nation wide as a...

VIBE Voices

Four Reasons Why Digital Media Needs Creative Writers

By: Steven Underwood Digital media is one of the most compelling reasons why Social Media matters in this day-and-age. All news, whether hilarious or critical, is only but a...

Banangostreet

Steven Underwood

As a kindergartner, I came clamoring home to share with my mother a stark belief: I did not like white people. In my adolescent ignorance, I had forgotten my best friend Dylan,...

Epicurean Commune L.L.C.

Epicurean Commune - Vol. 3

"We have one purpose: to promote underground artist and provide them with the opportunity to gain exposure based off of their God given talents."

VIBE Voices

10 Stylish Ensembles We Want from Centenary University's 2017 Annual Spring Fashion Show

By Steven Underwood The Annual Spring Fashion Show came and went, and though there was colossal talent showcased by all of the powerful women in the 2017 Senior Class of the...

Blaque Word.

#BlueBoys: The Inspirational Sadness of Demetrius Harmon

By Steven Underwood Let's be clear, Demetrius Harmon, Black Viner Meechonmars turned rising comedic actor, isn't inspiring because he's sad - an understatement for what...

Le Reine Noire

No, We Can't Just Pay Attention to Their Music

Music is really nice sometimes, but as with all art, we should take into consideration the artists who make it. Musicians get a free ride in today's society of rampant...

Le Reine Noire

Urban Fashion RETROgrade

It's true, because of the retrograde of urban fashion, Black culture has been offered up to the highest bidder. However, purchasing culture will never be inheriting it....

Le Reine Noire

The Holy Trinity of Pop Are Winning 2017, No Question

Black Women dominant virtually anything they approach, and no one epitomizes this concept like the Holy Trinity. Coined in recent years, Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj...

Le Reine Noire

Fishbowl Bohemia in the Hip Hop Industry

It's the idea that everything you do is under some watchful, judgmental eye and that no matter what you do you will never escape. Not only is your every victory undermined by...

#theVIBE at Centenary College

#theVIBE Five | The Latest Social Media News Directly from Our Students

The Latest Social Media News Directly from Our Students.

#theVIBE at Centenary College

Facebook Messenger Receives a Redecoration

The Facebook Messenger app receives a new look.

#theVIBE at Centenary College

"Formation": Cultural Awareness Meets Marketing Savvy

Beyoncé did it again. ​ One should develop a sixth sense for the unexpected surprise when dealing with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter after the spontaneous release of her self-titled...