Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Review: Oliver Lee Jackson’s Recent Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

  Upon first looking at No. 3, 2016 (1.29.16), I was visually in awe of Jackson’s palette of shimmery silvers, a range of blues and reds and a few moments of lilac. The variety of textures and interactions with light caused by the mix of enamel paint, spray paint and oil based became, for me,...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Essay – Hip Hop: A Force As Divisive as It Is Inclusive

By Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter Upcoming Atlanta rapper Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, shook the music industry with his break out single, Old Town Road. The trap/country blend caused a massive stir in the music community for its unconventional but catchy lyrics, and the subject matter that is often minimally explored...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 3, 2019 Broccoli City Festival Brings Talent to DMV

Isaac Welch, Creative Content Team Skies were clear and spirits were high at this year’s Broccoli City Weekend in Maryland at Fed-Ex field. This year’s lineup featured some of the hottest artists out right now. Accompanied by Howard alumnus Chase B, Trippie Redd kicked off the weekend with a quick set on friday night with...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Essay – Failure: Never Let a Hard Time Humble Us

Jade Flint, Culture Editor “[The man] who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory not defeat.” TEDDY ROOSEVELT, 1910 The beginning of May naturally signals a visual manifestation of the dark times of winter transforming our...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Remembering John Singleton

By Ahmari Anthony & Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporters John Singleton’s credits are extensive and his impact is even greater. Responsible for films regarded as classics such as “Boyz n The Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Rosewood” and “Baby Boy,” he was youngest and first black person to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director....

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Howard Students Attend Pharrell’s ‘Something in the Water’ Festival

By Chanté Russell, Managing Editor Pharrell welcomed fans from all over to his hometown of Virginia Beach for the first-ever Something in the Water Festival on April 26, 27 and 28. The festival included performances from numerous big names in music spanning across various genres, engaging discussions with industry leaders and artists and various activities...

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Howard University’s Excellent Scholars Over 150 Years
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Howard University’s Excellent Scholars Over 150 Years

By: Imara Bright-Johnson Posted 8:00 PM EST, Fri., Mar. 3, 2017 Howard University, aka ‘The Mecca’, is one of the best historically Black colleges in the country. Over the years, Howard has produced many well known scholars, artists, writers, and political activists—all of whom have made a significant impact on society. For 150 years, Howard…

Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers
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Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers

By Jacinth Jones, Staff Writer Posted 12:55 PM EST, Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 As we close out the last full week of Black History Month, The Hilltop highlights eight familiar faces that are the nations’ game changers who as athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, or entertainers are making a difference within their community by elevating the conversation of black…

COLUMN — HBCUs: Are They Still Relevant?
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COLUMN — HBCUs: Are They Still Relevant?

By: Imara Bright-Johnson, Staff Writer Posted 12:45 PM EST, Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 About every other week, you could probably log onto Twitter and have the opportunity to see another round of the infamous contest of merits between historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly white institutions. It is important to hone in on why historically Black…

Experiencing Caribbean Culture: Howard Students, Professors Make Excursion Trip to Cuba
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Experiencing Caribbean Culture: Howard Students, Professors Make Excursion Trip to Cuba

By Kayla Irby, Contributing Writer Posted 9:00 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017 Howard Professor Edilberto Galvan organized a trip to Havana, Cuba for his Spanish News Media class in Winter 2016. The trip was organized so students could complete their final project by conducting reports. The staff and students described the experience as being an eye-opener…

Outfits Of The Week: Best Dressed Students Slay
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Outfits Of The Week: Best Dressed Students Slay

By Maya Reese, Contributing Writer Posted 2:45 PM EST, Fri., Feb. 17, 2017 Updated 10:35 PM EST, Tues., Feb. 21, 2017 Howard University has a very diverse population of students, hailing from all over the world. These students express their emotions, personality, and culture via the outfits they choose to wear. Check out some of…

Say It With a T-Shirt: Popular Collection Honors Obama Departure
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Say It With a T-Shirt: Popular Collection Honors Obama Departure

By Chantè Russell, Staff Writer Posted 2:15 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017 Designer JoeFreshGoods launched a collection of t-shirts, jerseys and sweatshirts honoring the departure of the Obama family with airbrush designs called ‘Thank You Obama’ on Jan. 20. Nearly two weeks later, on Feb. 2, Chance The Rapper released a series of photos…

REVIEW — Big Sean: I Decided
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REVIEW — Big Sean: I Decided

By: Imara Bright-Johnson, Staff Writer Posted 2:05 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017 “I got tears of joy in eyes, thankful to share this music. Thank you for giving me this moment. #IDecided,” Detroit rapper Big Sean tweeted on Feb. 2. The next night, Big Sean released his fourth, highly anticipated solo album, “I Decided,”  to…

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