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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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…

“Take That, Take That:” Diddy Gives Howard U $1 Million For Scholarship
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“Take That, Take That:” Diddy Gives Howard U $1 Million For Scholarship

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 10:27 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 Updated 9:24 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 [{UPDATE} FULL STORY: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater] In a surprising announcement at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., music artist, record producer and entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs has given back to Howard University, the grounds where he…

Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence
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Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence

By Rushawn Walters, Managing Editor Posted 9:06 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 Updated 11:00 AM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 Editor’s Note: Tickets to the 2016 AT&T’s Nation Classic football game were provided to The Hilltop staff courtesy of AT&T. As the first kick off commenced, fans in the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium made a roaring…

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…

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