Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 Perspective: My Experience Shooting For Teen Vogue’s Colorist Story

By: Cienna Benn, Creative Content Team Member On Friday Oct. 5, I had the privilege of being published in Teen Vogue alongside Halia, my 12-year-old sister and now muse for a fashion shoot combating colorism. A candid conversation with one go my favorite photographers, Zoe Lawerence, about my little sister beginning to endure colorism in...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Costume Designer Ruth Carter Visits HU, Discusses the Development of Black Panther Designs

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter On Sept. 26, the well-known costume designer for black cinema favorites such as Spike Lee’s School Daze, the colorful looks in the hilarious classic B*A*P*S, and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Ruth Carter talked about her intricate process in sourcing, researching and developing the looks for each character in the Black...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Review: The ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ is Worth the Read

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor His first album, FREE 6LACK, was one that I could not stop playing. It helped me get through late nights up alone and brought me back to my roots: art. Two years later, I did not have any expectations for this album, East Alanta Love Letter. I could follow the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / September 21, 2018 Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Writer Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, has created a new work of art with her album ‘Room 25’. The rapper’s long awaited sophomore album was released September 14th and features cover art by Bryant Giles. The 26-year-old Chicago native walks us through her journey as she moves...

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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….

15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death
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15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:15 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 Last Thursday, Aug. 25, marked the 15th year since the devastating loss of R&B star, Aaliyah Haughton. On August 25, 2001, the 22-year-old was killed after boarding a plane that crashed due to overloaded luggage. Along with eight others, Aaliyah boarded the…

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