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Jodie Kirshner’s “Broke” Book Talk Howard U Bookstore: A Story of Detroit’s Housing Crisis
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Jodie Kirshner’s “Broke” Book Talk Howard U Bookstore: A Story of Detroit’s Housing Crisis

By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter New York University professor, Jodie Kirshner’s, new book details the lives of seven individuals, displaying a great issue for the historic city of Detroit: a housing crisis.  Kirshner took questions on her perspective of the unique economic challenges of Detroit and continued to use the seven individuals detailed in the…

Carnival!: A Black Diasporic Tradition
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Carnival!: A Black Diasporic Tradition

By Jade Flint, Culture Editor Carnival is a traditionally Catholic celebration but influenced by Pagan traditions with gluttonous days or weeks-long festivities to feast before the Lenten Season. The practice began in largely Catholic Southern European countries where people would host various balls and feasts from Christmas time up to Ash Wednesday. However, through rampant…

Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
Culture, SPORTS

Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

By Sarah Jones-Smith, Staff Reporter “It’s really just unbelievable, feels like a bad dream. Words can’t describe how legendary this man was,” said Howard University Basketball player, Nathaniel Garvey. The death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant has left a tremendous impact on families across the globe. Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, along with seven…

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ Highlights Love Amid Tragedy
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Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ Highlights Love Amid Tragedy

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Melina Matsoukas, two-time Grammy Award winning director, is responsible for for the strikingly lush visuals we’ve seen in the music videos for Beyonce’s “Formation” and Solange’s “Losing You.” Bringing her signature, richly-colored style to the silver screen as the director of her first feature film was just as captivating as…

A Once-Hidden Hero: Remembering Katherine Johnson
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A Once-Hidden Hero: Remembering Katherine Johnson

By Taylor Duncan, Staff Reporter On Feb. 24, the world dimmed a little as one of our brightest lights passed on at age 101: a real-life Black superhero, The Katherine Johnson.  Katherine Johnson is hailed by NASA as “one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist.” Known for her monumental feat…

Jodie Kirshner’s “Broke” Book Talk Howard U Bookstore: A Story of Detroit’s Housing Crisis
Culture, LIFE+STYLE

Jodie Kirshner’s “Broke” Book Talk Howard U Bookstore: A Story of Detroit’s Housing Crisis

By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter New York University professor, Jodie Kirshner’s, new book details the lives of seven individuals, displaying a great issue for the historic city of Detroit: a housing crisis.  Kirshner took questions on her perspective of the unique economic challenges of Detroit and continued to use the seven individuals detailed in the…

What is Generation Z’s Obsession with the Past?
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What is Generation Z’s Obsession with the Past?

By Tyrah Sweeting It seems like every time I go to my TV Directing class, we talk about our favorite shows, the songs we loved or the cringy fashion trends from when we were kids. We’ll joke about how Raven from the popular Disney Show, That’s So Raven, would stop mid-conversation when she would have…

“Veils” Recounts Stories of Women Behind the Tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement
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“Veils” Recounts Stories of Women Behind the Tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement

By Donovan Thomas, News Editor Corisa Myers hesitantly suggests a cue change while going over her lines during a rehearsal the day before opening night.  “What do I say about suggestions? I welcome them. Whatever will make this play better,” says producer and director Courtney Baker-Oliver. “Standby!” is yelled from the soundboard. The stage lights…

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