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Lester Holt Tapped for Opening Convocation
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Lester Holt Tapped for Opening Convocation

By Lauren Holley, Staff Reporter  In a statement released on Sept. 13, President Wayne A.I. Frederick announced that “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt will deliver Howard University’s 151st Opening Convocation address on Sept. 21. Convocation is an annual event focused on bringing in the new school year, officially welcoming the freshman class and highlighting…

CBC Discusses Voting Rights, Disenfranchisement in Braintrust
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CBC Discusses Voting Rights, Disenfranchisement in Braintrust

By: Jeresa Anderson, Staff Reporter The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held its Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to bring awareness to issues impacting African-Americans and the global black community. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), former Attorney General Eric Holder, President and Direct-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn…

Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25
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Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Writer Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, has created a new work of art with her album ‘Room 25’. The rapper’s long awaited sophomore album was released September 14th and features cover art by Bryant Giles. The 26-year-old Chicago native walks us through her journey as she moves…

NYFW May Have ‘Stopped Calling 911 on the Culture’
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NYFW May Have ‘Stopped Calling 911 on the Culture’

By: Chante Russel, Managing Editor As a firm believer in political fashion statements, I couldn’t wait to see what this year’s New York Fashion Week had in store for this volatile political and cultural era. Fortunately, fashion’s ability to make a statement was not lost on this year’s NYFW. From the “STOP CALLING 911 ON…

Opinion: What is “The Pop Out,” Anyway?
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Opinion: What is “The Pop Out,” Anyway?

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Many of us remember our very first time stepping onto Howard’s campus and getting an immediate feel for the student body. Some of us had already heard about how Howardites dressed and carried themselves. However, the Howard “pop out” has a different meaning for every Howard student. I, myself, have…

Black Women Cover Mainstream September Issues
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Black Women Cover Mainstream September Issues

By: Jada Orr, Staff Reporter In the case of the September 2018 covers of major fashion magazines, fashion may be making diversity strides. Beyoncé covers American Vogue, Rihanna is on the British Vogue cover, Slick Woods is on American Elle, Tracee Ellis Ross is on Elle Canada and Lupita Nyong’o covers Porter. It’s flattering that…

Perspective: Popping Out is About Creativity
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Perspective: Popping Out is About Creativity

By: Madison Brim, Contributing Writer  Howard University has long earned and kept the title as one of the most fashionable college campuses in the nation. With legendary alum like Kahlana Barfield-Brown, Yashua Simmons and Christina Coleman, it is hard to deny the excellence that our campus exudes in style. But, heavy is the head that wears…

Howard University Joins Top 100 Institutions
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Howard University Joins Top 100 Institutions

By: Tre Egerton, Staff Reporter The word is out. US News and World Report’s 2019 Best National University Rankings has named the Mecca No. 89 in the nation, a 21 position leap from last year. This is the first time under the leadership of President Wayne A.I. Frederick that the University has been ranked in…

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