Shirley Carswell

Enthusiasms From Dr. McFadgion
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Enthusiasms From Dr. McFadgion

By: Dr. Akosa McFadgion, MS, MSW (@drmcfadgion) “…Send me your location, let’s focus on communicatin’, cause I just need the time and place to come through. Send me your location, lets ride the vibration, I don’t need nothing else but you…” -Khalid Kings and Queens of the Mecca welcome to 2018! So, I absolutely appreciate…

DEVELOPING: Howard University Stricken With Damages; A Test of Resilience
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DEVELOPING: Howard University Stricken With Damages; A Test of Resilience

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ)   Extreme weather conditions during the winter break crippled Howard University’s facilities, leading to an unprecedented postponement of undergraduate and graduate courses for more than a week and the complete shut down of widely used buildings damaged by burst pipes and collapsed ceilings. The brutal cold snap that struck the…

18 Movies to look forward to in 2018
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18 Movies to look forward to in 2018

Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) Indulging in movies is a favorite pastime of many students. Maybe it’s the relentless amount of work we get from professors, the never-ending battle in the financial aid office, the lack of nutrients we get from the cafe or maybe Howard has nothing to do with it and we just…

Howard University Athletics Commence Spring Season
SPORTS

Howard University Athletics Commence Spring Season

By: Brianna Sims, Assistant Sports Editor (@bri_simsxo)   Men’s Basketball Current Record: 3-17 (0-4) Upcoming Game: Monday, Jan. 22 versus North Carolina A&T Game Location: Burr Gym at 7:30 p.m. Quick Stats: Freshman RJ Cole earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s top rookie of the week award. The announcement came last Tuesday. The Bison’s scoring leader…

Slow Ticketing Means Fast Money for Music’s Biggest Artists
LIFE+STYLE

Slow Ticketing Means Fast Money for Music’s Biggest Artists

by Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara)  From streaming to chart topping, reports are filing in on who made an impact in the music business last year. According to Billboard, Jay-Z is reported to have grossed $48.7 million on his 2017 4:44 Tour. This is a remarkable accomplishment for the 48-year-old rapper whose approach of slow…

Dapper Dan and Gucci Collaborate to Open a Boutique in Harlem
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Dapper Dan and Gucci Collaborate to Open a Boutique in Harlem

By Autumn Dalton, Managing Editor (@autieeashh) Daniel Day, famously known as Dapper Dan, is a pioneer who, in the 1980s and 1990s, created custom pieces for celebrities such as LL Cool J, Floyd Mayweather, Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. and Rakim. Gucci has collaborated with the Harlem-based designer to open a one-of-a-kind boutique. “A sign of the…

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
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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…

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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
NEWS

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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