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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,…

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Syrian Airstrike
NEWS

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Syrian Airstrike

By Kai Sinclair, Staff Writer Posted 9:45 PM EST, Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 President Donald Trump increased the nation’s involvement in Syria’s six-year civil war when he ordered a fleet of about 60 missiles to be fired at the Shayrat airbase on April 6 in response to a chemical attack allegedly carried out by the…

Murder Streamed Over Facebook Live
NEWS

Murder Streamed Over Facebook Live

By Justin Cohen, Staff Writer Posted 10;00 PM EST, Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 An elderly man was murdered on the morning of Easter Sunday by a man who appeared to want to send a message to his ex-girlfriend through his social media account. The grisly murder was streamed to Facebook Live. Robert Godwin, Sr., a…

COLUMN: Why Black Women Are Tired of Rallying Around White Feminists
NEWS

COLUMN: Why Black Women Are Tired of Rallying Around White Feminists

By Christian-Alexis Bacon, Contributing Writer Posted 9:30 PM EST, Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 In January, the day after the inauguration of now President Donald Trump, the National Women’s March took place in Washington D.C. Nearly a half million white women came to the area in support of the movement. On the Women’s March website, the…

CAMPUS

President Frederick Holds Town Hall In Blackburn

By Kaylin Young Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick sat down in Blackburn Student Centerfor a town hall meeting where he answered questions from students, faculty, and alumni on topics ranging from tuition changes to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ campus visit, Monday, April 17. Questions submitted via email and the town hall was moderated…

D.C. Public Schools Launch Empowerment Program for Young Women
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D.C. Public Schools Launch Empowerment Program for Young Women

By Kai Sinclair, Staff Writer Posted 12:30 AM EST, Sun., Apr. 9, 2017` On Monday, March 27, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson announced the launch of ‘Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders,’ an initiative that will support DCPS’s young women of color. Through a citywide conference for girls of…

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