There are plenty of cultural practices that are part of the vast landscape that compose the Black College experience. The camaraderie, the sense of family and togetherness, the activist nature of the mission behind most HBCU's, etc. You get the general picture. The spectacle that surrounds Black College football on Saturday afternoons is truly one of America's unique treasures. We can talk about the football rivalries all day, but there's a culture within a culture here that gives the Black College football experience a flavor all its own.
Google Stadia is one of a number of Cloud-based gaming services on the market that's competing for a piece of what's perceived to be a growing demographic of the video game market space. They've decided to run a promotion offering two complementary months of their Stadia Pro service in an attempt to attract increased interest to the platform. It's a pretty interesting strategy for Google, given the mixed early reviews for the game service in general. The initial release of the service last year met with both excitement, and mixed reviews upon launch.
Being a fan of Sci-Fi television, I'm always on the lookout for new content to check out on the tube. There's a ton of really good (and not-so good) science fiction out there for consumption right now, and COVID-19 is ensuring that the greater American public is. Whether it's indie producers doing content for youtube and other smaller online platforms, or mainstream TV and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and the like, There's a ton of great new sci-fi content to go around. Krypton, Killjoys, The Expanse, all of the Star Trek projects CBS all-access has on lockdown, etc. There's simply a great selection of stuff out there to choose from.
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a seminal moment in the modern history of the United States. The sheer scope of the pandemic and it's indirect effects are forcing just about every institution we have to re-evaluate how they do business. This is especially true for the 100-plus historically black colleges and universities that are currently part of the higher education landscape in this country. HBCUs fill an educational and cultural niche in the black community that's hard to replicate in other higher ed environments. If you've been to a campus, been around HBCU alumni, or experienced any social aspect of the black college experience, you'll get a general idea why they're so important.
I got a chance to take a load off this weekend for some long overdue TV binge-watching, so I was able to finally sink my teeth into the first few episodes of Epix's new original series, Godfather Of Harlem. The series is three episodes in, and it's already one of the best things I've seen on television in 2019. Let's start with some of the all-world cast that's heading up this project:
Before I really pour my thoughts into this topic, I'd like to clarify a few things: