Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 Perspective: My Experience Shooting For Teen Vogue’s Colorist Story

By: Cienna Benn, Creative Content Team Member On Friday Oct. 5, I had the privilege of being published in Teen Vogue alongside Halia, my 12-year-old sister and now muse for a fashion shoot combating colorism. A candid conversation with one go my favorite photographers, Zoe Lawerence, about my little sister beginning to endure colorism in...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Costume Designer Ruth Carter Visits HU, Discusses the Development of Black Panther Designs

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter On Sept. 26, the well-known costume designer for black cinema favorites such as Spike Lee’s School Daze, the colorful looks in the hilarious classic B*A*P*S, and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Ruth Carter talked about her intricate process in sourcing, researching and developing the looks for each character in the Black...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Review: The ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ is Worth the Read

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor His first album, FREE 6LACK, was one that I could not stop playing. It helped me get through late nights up alone and brought me back to my roots: art. Two years later, I did not have any expectations for this album, East Alanta Love Letter. I could follow the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / September 21, 2018 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...

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How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion
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How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production…

Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake
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Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art…

Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25
Culture, LIFE+STYLE

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…

How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion
Culture, LIFE+STYLE

How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production…

Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake
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Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art…

Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25
Culture, LIFE+STYLE

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?
LIFE+STYLE

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…

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