Culture, LIFE+STYLE, NEWS / March 12, 2020 Still Standing: Shaw’s last Black-Owned Buildings Dodge Gentrification

By Carrington York, Staff Reporter An assortment of seasonal flowers lies ready to be cut and arranged, as the phone rings eagerly with the day’s bouquet orders for Lee’s Flower and Card Shop.  Lee’s has been a staple of Shaw’s U Street corridor since 1969, but is now one of the black owned-businesses that has...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 Top 5 Songs on Brent Faiyaz’s New Album, “F*ck The World”

By Darreonna Davis, Staff Reporter Christopher Brent Wood, better known as Brent Faiyaz, is a Columbia, MD native who released his second studio album on Feb. 7, 2020. The album is entitled “F*ck the World,” has ten songs and can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal and several other platforms. Here are the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 The Sounds of Women’s History Month 2020: “Suga” and “Chilombo”

By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter One March evening with two major releases complemented this year’s transition from black history month to women’s history month. Jhene Aiko and Megan Thee Stallion empower their black femme audience with effortless soul and undisputable power. The two ladies provide projects with way more than just vibes. For Thee Stallion,...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 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...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / February 27, 2020 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...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / February 27, 2020 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...

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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…

Art Collective Makes Waves on Campus
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Art Collective Makes Waves on Campus

By Arielle Williams, Staff Reporter While Howard University is renowned for its business school and graduate programs, the creative hub cultivated on Howard’s campus is equally as stimulating. Jaylin Ward, a sophomore journalism major, community development minor from the Bronx, NY is a fitting example of the innovation that the student body epitomizes.  Ward along…

OPINION | The Gospel According to Ye
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OPINION | The Gospel According to Ye

Sunday Service was on a Saturday By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter Sounds of organized noise and drum beats were rising, meeting the students and alum walking curiously up Georgia Avenue. The high notes seemed to whisper in the early morning winds of a homecoming weekend secret. Choral harmonies continued to rise and carried on to…

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
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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…

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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