Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Review: Oliver Lee Jackson’s Recent Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

  Upon first looking at No. 3, 2016 (1.29.16), I was visually in awe of Jackson’s palette of shimmery silvers, a range of blues and reds and a few moments of lilac. The variety of textures and interactions with light caused by the mix of enamel paint, spray paint and oil based became, for me,...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Essay – Hip Hop: A Force As Divisive as It Is Inclusive

By Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter Upcoming Atlanta rapper Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, shook the music industry with his break out single, Old Town Road. The trap/country blend caused a massive stir in the music community for its unconventional but catchy lyrics, and the subject matter that is often minimally explored...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 3, 2019 Broccoli City Festival Brings Talent to DMV

Isaac Welch, Creative Content Team Skies were clear and spirits were high at this year’s Broccoli City Weekend in Maryland at Fed-Ex field. This year’s lineup featured some of the hottest artists out right now. Accompanied by Howard alumnus Chase B, Trippie Redd kicked off the weekend with a quick set on friday night with...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Essay – Failure: Never Let a Hard Time Humble Us

Jade Flint, Culture Editor “[The man] who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory not defeat.” TEDDY ROOSEVELT, 1910 The beginning of May naturally signals a visual manifestation of the dark times of winter transforming our...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Remembering John Singleton

By Ahmari Anthony & Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporters John Singleton’s credits are extensive and his impact is even greater. Responsible for films regarded as classics such as “Boyz n The Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Rosewood” and “Baby Boy,” he was youngest and first black person to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director....

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Howard Students Attend Pharrell’s ‘Something in the Water’ Festival

By Chanté Russell, Managing Editor Pharrell welcomed fans from all over to his hometown of Virginia Beach for the first-ever Something in the Water Festival on April 26, 27 and 28. The festival included performances from numerous big names in music spanning across various genres, engaging discussions with industry leaders and artists and various activities...

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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…

COLUMN — The Impact of Ava DuVernay
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COLUMN — The Impact of Ava DuVernay

By Chantè Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 3:35 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 Ava DuVernay has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her film, “Middle of Nowhere” Since then, DuVernay’s work has been extremely successful. “Selma,” “Scandal,” “Queen Sugar” and even…

PERSPECTIVE — Art All Night In D.C.
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PERSPECTIVE — Art All Night In D.C.

By Shai Vaz, Culture Staff Writer Posted 1:55 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 When given the opportunity to attend an all night art show, I was expecting an art studio or warehouse large enough to house the entire D.C. community and its artists. Instead, the curators of Art All Night provided me with something better. With…

2016 Emmy Awards: Only the Strong Survive
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2016 Emmy Awards: Only the Strong Survive

By Montana Couser, Culture Contributing Writer Posted 11:20 AM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 The Emmy Awards is one of those awards shows you don’t miss. Whether or not you watch for the winners, best dressed, or host (this year being Jimmy Kimmel, who does not disappoint with his hilarious skits) most tune in each year. Often,…

COLUMN — About Last Weekend: DC’s Art All Night Festival
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COLUMN — About Last Weekend: DC’s Art All Night Festival

By Kyana Harris, Culture Staff Columnist Posted 2:47 PM EST, Mon., Oct. 3, 2016 If you slept on last month’s Art All Night: Made in D.C. festival, you missed out. Paintings, murals, sculptures, African drumming, stepping, a documentary, poetry and other art exclusively by native D.C. artists was the spotlight last Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m. to…

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…

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