LIFE+STYLE / February 9, 2018 New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show

   By Jamara Robinson , Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) New York Fashion Week, one of fashion’s most prominent events, is back for the Autumn/Winter season. Designers such as Feng Chen Wang and Philipp Plein have already kicked off the seven-day event with trend-setting fashion shows, but there’s still great moments to come. Nineteen-year-old Nigerian designer, Taofeek...

LIFE+STYLE / February 9, 2018 Four Date Options to Show Your Partner That You Love Them

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love. Whether that love is for a partner or for oneself, it is often hard to find creative and exciting things to do. Here is a list of potential date ideas for those feeling the pressure as we get closer to Feb.14....

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 Black Models Who Strode the Way

By: Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll)   Contrary to popular belief, modeling is not easy—especially for African-Americans trying to break into the exclusive industry. Much of the discussion centers around diversity on the runway and the role designers play in casting their models but what about the challenges models of color face once passed the...

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth

By: Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEMel)   Not only are we coming up on one month until spring break, it’s also Heart Health Month! Whether you will be living your best life lying on a sandy beach, impacting a community abroad or just wanting to make sure you’re taking care of your body,...

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 5 Free Black History Month Events to Attend in D.C. this Month

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Photo via: National Portrait Gallery It’s that time of the year again to celebrate all that it means to be black AND proud. Black History Month is a time of learning and reflection and is celebrated here in Washington, D.C., in many different ways. From theatre and dance to...

LIFE+STYLE, OPINION / January 20, 2018 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...

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Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence
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Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence

By Rushawn Walters, Managing Editor Posted 9:06 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 Updated 11:00 AM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 Editor’s Note: Tickets to the 2016 AT&T’s Nation Classic football game were provided to The Hilltop staff courtesy of AT&T. As the first kick off commenced, fans in the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium made a roaring…

You are not Beyoncé. And that’s okay.
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You are not Beyoncé. And that’s okay.

In a world where everyone is trying to get in “Formation,” it is quite alright not to have all of life’s answers aligned in a perfect row. By Jaimee Swift, Editor-At-Large Posted 10:55 AM EST, Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 With the fall semester of school already revved up in full motion, many concerns and fears loom amongst…

Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit
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Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit

By Dr. Greg Carr, Special To The Hilltop Posted 11:05 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 Editor’s Note: Dr. Greg Carr is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies from…

Queen Sugar Author Visits Howard
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Queen Sugar Author Visits Howard

By Anthony Brown, Culture Contributing Writer Posted 6:40 PM EST, Wed., Sept. 14, 2016 The highly anticipated and recently debuted OWN series, spearheaded by director and creator Ava DuVernay, was first a riveting novel by Natalie Baszile that’s set in the hinterland of rural Louisiana.  The familial narrative she created has now been set to the small…

Exclusive: Release of the New Balance 990s
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Exclusive: Release of the New Balance 990s

By Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Culture Editor Posted 5:15 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 “The heritage of the 990 is respected in the DMV,” said shoe designer June Sanders at an August 30 DTLR pre-release party held at popular restaurant venue, Lost Society. DTLR, a DMV apparel, footwear and music retailer with over 100 stores across the country,…

THE COVER: Is That A Dress, Jeffery?
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THE COVER: Is That A Dress, Jeffery?

By Justin Jenkins, Culture Staff Writer Posted 4:52 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 A cover, a name and a dress. From the beginning, any true fan knew that there was something different about this “No, My Name Is Jeffery” mixtape even before it was dropped. Atlanta rapper Young Thug revealed his newest music to world Aug….

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