LIFE+STYLE / November 21, 2017 Introducing Swivel Beauty: The Hair App You Didn’t Know You Needed

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Imagine walking out of a salon with hair that looks worse than it did when you walked in. ‘Does she know how to use a flat iron,’ you wonder as you pat your head in bewilderment. It’s a scenario almost every black woman knows too well. Swivel Beauty is...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE / November 21, 2017 The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 18, 2017 Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE / October 16, 2017 #YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place...

LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 15, 2017 What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of...

LIFE+STYLE / October 11, 2017 Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmyxslimm) As one of the top HBCUs in academics and fashion, Howard University can come with high standards—and homecoming is no exception. Homecoming is a time filled with shows, performances, reunions and ultimately pop outs. Staying fashionable can be expensive but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Stores in...

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Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error
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Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error

By Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Culture Editor Posted 11:42 AM EST, Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 As a single parent, my mother worked tirelessly to provide the best life possible for my siblings and me. Unfortunately, her dedication to us also led her to spend the majority of her time at work. Like many single parent households, multiple double shifts with…

Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts
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Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts

By Chanté Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:12 PM EST, Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of nine international Black Greek letter organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi…

Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.
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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.

By Zerline Hughes, Hilltop Alumni Columnist (SPECIAL To The Hilltop) Posted 10:15 PM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 As you young folks say, I just got my life! And how appropriate – I was at the “Phife is Living!” event held at Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast Washington, D.C on Saturday, July 16. Live Afro-Cuban drumming by…

Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”
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Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”

By Shai Vaz, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 11:35 AM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 In his new video “Battle,” singer, songwriter and Howard University senior public relations major Samuel Hargro, also known as his alias “SAM BLVCK,” illustrates the raw reality of heartbreak. @_SAMBLVCK is our #sonymusicsunday artist!! Check out his new video #battle 🎤 #howardu pic.twitter.com/bvaZuJnbJJ — Sony…

Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity
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Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity

By Maya King, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 9:07 PM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 For many years the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards have represented a highly anticipated, but underwhelming tribute to Black achievement. As viewers often provided their critical commentary for the iconic awards show, writers scrambled to add and take away features most…

BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it
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BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 At approximately 7:57 p.m. last night [Sun., June 3], rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur Kanye West released an unexpected announcement from his twitter account for the nation’s capital: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 Immediately after the three tweets were sent out, hundreds of residents across…

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