Bria Horsley

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?
LIFE+STYLE

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
EDITORIAL

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
NEWS

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
CAMPUS, NEWS

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
CAMPUS, NEWS

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,…

The MLK Gateway LLC. Plans To Bring Tech, Fresh Produce and Real Estate Opportunities To Historic Anacostia
NEWS

The MLK Gateway LLC. Plans To Bring Tech, Fresh Produce and Real Estate Opportunities To Historic Anacostia

By: Tiffany Hoyd, Contributing Reporter With the gentrification of D.C.’s urban communities, Neighborhood Advisory Commissioner Greta Fuller, voiced that the downtown Anacostia MLK Gateway, which stands at the intersection of Good Hope Road SE, Washington, D.C. and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,Washington, D.C., should be spearheaded by the Black owned MenkitiGroup and Enlightened Inc. At the recent…

Local Youth Center Protects the Lives and Rights of D.C Youth
NEWS

Local Youth Center Protects the Lives and Rights of D.C Youth

By: Marlana Edwards, Contributing Reporter The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a hidden gem in heart of Washington, D.C. that provides under-served youth with workforce development, mental health and educational programs in addition to free food, safe housing and legal consultation for undocumented youth. In light of President Donald Trump’s efforts to end Deferred Action for…

The Last Sculpture Major of Howard University Leaves 9-Foot Tall Sculpture as His Legacy
CAMPUS

The Last Sculpture Major of Howard University Leaves 9-Foot Tall Sculpture as His Legacy

By: Michele Henix, Contributing Reporter Brian Green is currently the only and last sculpture major at Howard University, after his graduation in May this matriculation scheme will be discontinued. He spent his final fall semester building a 9-foot tall sculpture that was featured on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall in Catharsis On The Mall of Vigil Healing 3 day art…

James Comey Speaks at Howard University Opening Convocation Amid Protests
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James Comey Speaks at Howard University Opening Convocation Amid Protests

By: Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy)   James Comey, the Former F.B.I.Director, says “Every story has two sides. I speak, you listen. You speak, I listen” in his keynote address at Howard University this morning. The 12-minute speech, which consisted of the comparisons between college and the real world, was met with chants from activist…