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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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…

Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint
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Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:52 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 After over four impossible years of waiting, music artist and songwriter Frank Ocean can finally cast away his 2016 nickname ‘Fake Ocean.’ Frank Ocean’s release of visual album “Endless” and LP “Blonde” (stylized as ‘Blond’), on August 19 and 20 respectively, elicited…

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…

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