Clarice Metzger

Letter From The Editor: A Legacy Trailblazed
LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR

Letter From The Editor: A Legacy Trailblazed

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief, (@TheCozyJAZ) I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions. – Zora Neale Hurston As a bound and determined freshman, I visualized all my wildest and biggest dreams on the center of The Yard….

Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?
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Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?

By: Jaylin Paschal, Life+Style Reporter (@creatveiiberation) When the blockbuster Black Panther came out in February, it took no time for people to start referring to Howard as the “real Wakanda.” As students, most of us snarked. In February, undergraduate students were experiencing infrastructure disasters and administrative shortcomings that made Howard seem far from even being…

Wakanda and the HBCU: Fantasies and Realities
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Wakanda and the HBCU: Fantasies and Realities

By: Dr. Gregg Carr, (@AfricanaCarr) Each spring, thousands of young students and their elders descend on Howard and our sister institutions in the glorious annual rite of the HBCU college tour. Wide-eyed prospectives from fifth through twelfth grades from cities across the country make annual pilgrimage to my classes.  Our Howard University Alumni Club of…

Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign
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Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign

By: Kayla York, News Reporter Shaking the hands of residents and leading without limits meet Ashanti Martinez, the unlikely but qualified candidate for state delegate of Maryland. As a Black, Latino and gay male, Martinez is a revolutionary pioneer in the making. The 21-year-old Political Science major is not only a Howard University student but…

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest
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Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest

Howard University has long been a breeding ground for black activism. On Saturday, April 21, the topic of activism and its role in the black community were explored in the first-ever Bl(activism) Conference. The event, coming several weeks after the longest student- led sit-in in the university’s history, brought activists from several generations together to…

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
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50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles Stands In Solidarity with Student Protesters at Howard University
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Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles Stands In Solidarity with Student Protesters at Howard University

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick confirmed on Wednesday, the mishandling of funds, and in turn, the firing of six employees, student group, HU Resist, organized a protest at the university’s main administration building. The protest is currently in its third day. A list of nine demands including…

The Pie Man D.C.
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The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of…

Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means
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Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s…

#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place…

Vice-President of Howard Communications Offers Homecoming Insight
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Vice-President of Howard Communications Offers Homecoming Insight

By Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy) If there’s anything on student’s minds this week, it’s more than likely Howard University’s sesquicentennial Homecoming. In preparation for the week’s festivities, an outline of events was shared on the official Bison Homecoming website a little over a week ago. Since the release of flyers and tickets, the most…

What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
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What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of…

Social Media Issues and Usage Brought To The Forefront At SMTCW17
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Social Media Issues and Usage Brought To The Forefront At SMTCW17

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) The seventh annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop took place Oct. 5-6 at Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Center. The two-day event was filled with knowledge on the issues, impact and usage of social media platforms. This information was shared with the attendees through speeches and workshops. Howard University…

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