LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 Essay: Can We Separate Art From the Artist?

By: Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter In the past year, social media has been divided on an issue in the music, especially Hip Hop, industry: Can we separate the art from the artist? This practice of “cancelling” “problematic” artists is especially prevalent in the Hip Hop and consequently, Black community. Unlike the majority, minority groups, such as...

LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 Essay: Plus-Size Women Deserve on Screen Representation, Off Screen Respect

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Among the many social and political topics that have been brought to the table during 2018, the idea of representation sits as one of the most prevalent. Black kids had quite a few wins in the representation field this year with the premieres of films like Black Panther and A...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / November 3, 2018 Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor In almost every major museum in this global contemporary time, white curators are proposing and executing exhibitions that are pulling forward subsequently forgotten African American art history to the world stage with increasing popularity. For example, currently Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a review...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Anok Yai: Where is She Now?

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Howard homecoming is iconic and has been for decades. In the 80’s and 90’s Howard’s homecoming was the place to be if you were an artist who wanted to push their music out into the world. From Biggie to Drake, we have had some of the most amazing stars pop...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Ryan Jamaal Swain of ‘Pose’ Fame Returns to HU

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Ryan Jamaal Swain is a multitude of amazing things, from actor to dancer to tennis player but his role as Howard Alum is what brought him to campus this week. Ryan received his B.F.A from Howard and was able to share his experiences as a student and as a professional...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Perspective: Our New ‘Cancel Culture’ is Ineffective

By: Ahmari Anthony, Staff Reporter Last week, Twitter saw the swift demise of the once beloved Brother Nature due to the surfacing of old tweets. Most of the tweets are from 2012 and in them Brother Nature spewed anti-Semitic insults and racist remarks about Jay-Z looking like a monkey. Prior to that, last month, some...

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Overview — Changing the Climate College Tour Stops By Howard
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Overview — Changing the Climate College Tour Stops By Howard

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:05 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 In partnership with BET Vote 2016, The Changing the Climate College Tour set out to encourage young, African-American voters to get involved in the political process, Thursday, October 20. The event was hosted by the Howard University Student Association in the Blackburn…

Overview of Spotify’s Opening Act: HBCU Tech Conference
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Overview of Spotify’s Opening Act: HBCU Tech Conference

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 5:20 PM EST, Fri., Oct. 14, 2016 In an attempt to make good on their company’s ‘Diversify’ mission to be inclusive and diverse, Spotify launched an outreach initiative for HBCU students: The Opening Act HBCU Conference. Opening Act was a tech and media conference held in New York City on…

COLUMN — Howard Homecoming: Do You Have a Blueprint?
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COLUMN — Howard Homecoming: Do You Have a Blueprint?

The Hilltop Newspaper will be reporting a series on #ExperienceBluePrint before, during and after. Here, our Managing Editor gives a perspective update on what has and hasn’t been announced with a week away from Howard Homecoming 2016. By Rushawn Walters, Managing Editor Posted 10:30 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 With less than a week away from one of the…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix’s “Luke Cage”
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix’s “Luke Cage”

By Jacinth Jones, Campus Staff Writer Posted 7:05 PM EST, Fri., Oct. 7, 2016 All eyes were on “Luke Cage” Friday, Sept. 30, as Howard University partnered with Netflix to host an advanced screening of the new Marvel series. More than 150 students, alumni and faculty gathered to watch a sneak peek of it in the School…

Review: Standing Ovation for Solange’s “A Seat at the Table”
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Review: Standing Ovation for Solange’s “A Seat at the Table”

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:35 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles released her long-awaited LP, “A Seat at the Table,” Friday, September 30. Exploring socio-political issues regarding race and gender in songs like “Weary,” “Mad,” “Don’t Touch My Hair,” “Where Do We Go,” and “F.U.B.U.,” it’s safe to say that this…

U.S. Olympians Visit the White House
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U.S. Olympians Visit the White House

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:58 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 On Sept. 29, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed back the 2016 Olympic Teams from Rio at the White House. Though hundreds of athletes joined together for the reception, the Olympic women stole the spotlight. Obama acknowledged many of the outstanding…

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