LIFE+STYLE / May 10, 2018 Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?

By: Jaylin Paschal, Life+Style Reporter (@creatveiiberation) When the blockbuster Black Panther came out in February, it took no time for people to start referring to Howard as the “real Wakanda.” As students, most of us snarked. In February, undergraduate students were experiencing infrastructure disasters and administrative shortcomings that made Howard seem far from even being...

LIFE+STYLE / March 31, 2018 Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles Stands In Solidarity with Student Protesters at Howard University

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick confirmed on Wednesday, the mishandling of funds, and in turn, the firing of six employees, student group, HU Resist, organized a protest at the university’s main administration building. The protest is currently in its third day. A list of nine demands including...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 How One Howard Drop Out is Determined to Give Back to Fellow Bison

Khalil Saadiq wants to help you win your race with his new scholarship By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Your first introduction to Khalil Saadiq may have been in 2014. He is the former Howard University student responsible for the viral #DontShoot photo taken at Cramton Auditorium in response to the shooting of unarmed teenager...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 Black Culture and the Digitally Driven World

By: Jaylin Paschal, Contributing Writer (@creativelbrtn)   When the popular hashtag #GrowingUpBlack took over the Internet, an eerily familiar feeling was experienced by Black Internet users nationally. It felt like discovering you had millions of long-lost cousins throughout the diaspora you could connect with over everything from having bonnet-adorned mothers calling you to “pass the...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 “FEAR”: A Social Commentary

By: Jequcory Davis, Contributing Writer (@groovycory)   Kendrick Lamar never fails to draw us in politically with his lyrical social commentary, and his last album DAMN. was no exception. There are a number of gems to unpack and take a lot from including “XXX.” (police brutality), “FEEL.” (Who’s praying for Kendrick Lamar) and “YAH.” (religion)....

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PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration
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PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 7:25 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Adjacent to the brand new Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum and just below the Washington Monument, thousands rapped along to “Fight the Power” as infamous hip-hop group Public Enemy captivated the audience in celebration of the museum’s opening. Hours before, President…

#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.
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#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.

The Hilltop Newspaper will be reporting a series on #ExperienceBluePrint before, during and after. Here, our Editor-in-Chief gives an overview of what’s to come for Howard Homecoming 2016. By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 6:00 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Updated 12:22 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 Autumn has finally arrived in the nation’s capital. And with…

Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
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Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush

By  Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:25 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 26, 2016 By this point, it’s common knowledge that “the War on Drugs” was little more than a systemic, institutional measure designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino communities. The initiative was a complex movement, which continues to unjustly impact its victims today. Layer upon layer…

Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’
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Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’

By Victoria Jones, Howard University News Service Posted 2:35 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 25, 2016 Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o stars in “Queen of Katwe,” a true tale about a Kenyan girl who dreamed about becoming a chess grand master. The film, which opened this weekend, depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan chess prodigy…

OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV
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OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV

By Justin Jenkins, Campus Staff Writer Posted 11:50 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 On September 8, everyone’s favorite self-proclaimed genius and zealot Kanye West shattered eardrums and expectations (as per usual) at his 2016 Saint Pablo tour in the Verizon Center in downtown D.C. The man known as Yeezus began the show in complete darkness, as…

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater
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Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 9:20 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Howard University has been raved as “The Mecca” for decades. It is home of The Long Walk and home to the legacies of greats that have come and gone. One of those greats is fellow hip-hop mogul, businessman and Howard Bison Sean “P. Diddy”…

Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”
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Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:01 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 When I saw Donald Glover, a longtime favorite of mine, walking through downtown Atlanta over the Rihanna track “Same Old Mistakes” on TV I knew something great was happening. Turns out, I was watching was a trailer for Glover’s new show, “Atlanta,” of…

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