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The Culture


The Culture S3 E2

1 week 1 day ago

On this episode of The Culture we’re discussing the sexual assault allegations of two prominent performers in the Black community- Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. Dewayne Washington Jr. opens up about his presidential run and The Switch Up’s effect on Black UM. We have tips for taking great care of your skin, the latest rapper beef, what we learned from the NFL draft, and so much more!



The Culture is UMTV’s first and only show highlighting the Black experience. The fifteen minute program covers cultural, political, entertainment, and sports. Stories are produced and edited by students at University of Miami that identify with "The Culture". Join us as we dive into understanding each other and the world we live in.



Kristion Matas
Executive Producer

Kristion Matas is a sophomore at the University of Miami, majoring in motion pictures and minoring in interactive media and electronic media. He has always had a passion for film and television, and thrives on camera. He studied acting in NYC and worked as a panelist on UMTV Pulse. Kristion created UMTV’s The Culture alongside Rachel Smith. He aims to start his own Multi-Media entertainment company specializing in reality television and video games.

Rachel Smith
Executive Producer

Rachel Smith is a vivacious broadcast journalism and sports administration double major. She is inspired by stories that bring about positive change in the world. She works as a commentator on the WVUM talk show, JEM News, and with the Athletic Department as a Marketing Intern. In her down time, you can find her cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and listening to Drake. Rachel plans to make the most of her college experience by taking advantage of every opportunity!