Moriba Cummings Staff Writer (Celebrity Content)

New York, NY

Moriba Cummings

Moriba is currently a staff writer at, and is a 2014 graduate of Morehouse College where he was awarded a Bachelors of Arts in English, with a minor in Journalism. He served as Arts & Entertainment editor of The Maroon Tiger, and prior to holding this position, Moriba served as staff writer, and associate copy editor. Moriba has served as a two-time editorial intern at and an editorial intern at the Music, Entertainment & Lifestyle dept. at the cohort of BET Networks.


Pick Your Poison: Gatewood vs. Swint

Why we cannot endorse either SGA presidential candidate.
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'The College Dropout' Turns 10!

It serves as quite a rarity for any musician of contemporary times to release an album that not only is commemorated and remembered 10 years after its release, but is also considered a classic by hip hop’s meticulous standards.
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'Schoolin' Life': Celebrity Classroom Takeover

The power of the celebrity brand has surpassed the shallow paradigm of Hollywood superficiality and subsequently branched out into the nation’s education sector.
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Robert Battle Brings Ailey's 'Life' to Atlanta

Dance is an art form that transcends a multitude of cultures, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. In actuality, it can be ideally described as a figurative bridge that joins the divergent spectrums of the world’s various populations. Perhaps the most recognized pioneer of this movement is dance legend turned world-renowned brand Alvin Ailey.
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[PDF] 'BEYONCÉ': A Manifesto of Unapologetic Feminist Expression

Beyoncé dropped a bomb encapsulated with refreshing blueprints of struggle and joy, unorthodox feministic paradigms, and altruistic approaches to self-love that made the world shudder in both shock and relief.
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Kirk Franklin Branches Out With the Walls Group

The gospel star is excited about the potential of his young protégés, talks working with Brandy and finding that "place of truth." Link to Story

Beyoncé And Jay Z Bring Tour To An Emotional Close

The power couple sang each other's praises before leaving the stage for the last time. Link to Story

Stevie Wonder to Embark on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Music legend talks new trek, Ferguson and more. Link to Story

Pharrell's 'Happy' Becomes UK's Most Downloaded Track Ever

The song surpassed Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" for the top spot. Link to Story

Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson Dies at 96

The dynamic musician passed away from pneumonia in his Los Angeles home. Link to Story

Mary J. Blige Announces New Album, The London Sessions

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul was inpired by the culture of the English capital for the project. Link to Story

Floyd Mayweather Responds to 50 Cent's Reading Challenge

Boxing champ tells rapper to donate $750,000 to Michael Brown's family. Link to Story


Moriba Cummings

Moriba Anthony Cummings was born three months prior to his scheduled birth on August 28th in Queens, New York in 1991 to a mother and father of Trinidadian descent. After his premature birth, he returned to his parents’ homeland where he spent 17 years of his life experiencing the nation’s culture.

As the child of a single mother, Moriba constantly saw the quality in hard work and unabashed determination. His mother’s example taught him that anything can be achieved with sacrifice, hard work, and a kind spirit.

Throughout his high school career, Moriba developed an undying passion for English and the art of writing. As he approached the age of 18, Moriba decided to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta GA, to pursue his passion for Music Journalism.

Currently a 23-year-old graduate of Morehouse College, Moriba has accumulated a host of achievements and leadership positions, including being Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Maroon Tiger (Morehouse College’s official newspaper publication), a Vanguard Scholar, serving as Director of Communications of the Residence Hall Association, a tutor counselor for the Pre-Freshmen Summer Program, and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Moriba was also on the Honor Roll during the 2009-2010, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014 school years.

During his senior year, Moriba served his second year as resident advisor of the honors residence hall of Joseph T. Robert Hall at Morehouse, Moriba is always seeking avenues that will help him expand his brand as a writer and journalist with an unorthodox approach to writing; combining both his Creole (Caribbean) and American outlooks on life into one, he is able to examine the world through a unique lens. He ultimately strives to use his voice and writing talents professionally to the world of pop culture and music. With his thorough knowledge of various social media platforms and the world of pop culture and music, Moriba’s literary voice is sure to become universally recognized as an authoritative and innovative presence.

Professionally, Moriba has interned twice at CNN’s Headline News (HLN) Digitial (Summer 2012 and Spring 2013) and BET Networks in 2013 where he worked with highly experienced professionals who helped shape him into a premiere journalist. He wrote over 50 published news stories and opinion pieces for both digital platforms and gained immense knowledge from each highly experienced team.

At Morehouse College, Moriba served as the head Arts & Entertainment Editor of the campus’ official news publication, The Maroon Tiger.

Moriba has interviewed several high profile arts figures including Sevyn Streeter, B.o.B., Melanie Fiona, Lantana, Luke James,Nia Long, & Taye Diggs.

Currently, Moriba serves as a staff writer and freelance content contributor and producer for in the Music/Entertainment/Lifestyle, and News departments.



  • Writing
  • Social Media Operations
  • Drupal
  • CQ
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iWork
  • Wordpress
  • iMovie
  • Journalism
  • Microsoft Office Suite