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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Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts
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Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts

By Chanté Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:12 PM EST, Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of nine international Black Greek letter organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi…

Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.
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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.

By Zerline Hughes, Hilltop Alumni Columnist (SPECIAL To The Hilltop) Posted 10:15 PM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 As you young folks say, I just got my life! And how appropriate – I was at the “Phife is Living!” event held at Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast Washington, D.C on Saturday, July 16. Live Afro-Cuban drumming by…

Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”
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Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”

By Shai Vaz, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 11:35 AM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 In his new video “Battle,” singer, songwriter and Howard University senior public relations major Samuel Hargro, also known as his alias “SAM BLVCK,” illustrates the raw reality of heartbreak. @_SAMBLVCK is our #sonymusicsunday artist!! Check out his new video #battle 🎤 #howardu pic.twitter.com/bvaZuJnbJJ — Sony…

Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity
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Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity

By Maya King, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 9:07 PM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 For many years the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards have represented a highly anticipated, but underwhelming tribute to Black achievement. As viewers often provided their critical commentary for the iconic awards show, writers scrambled to add and take away features most…

BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it
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BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 At approximately 7:57 p.m. last night [Sun., June 3], rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur Kanye West released an unexpected announcement from his twitter account for the nation’s capital: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 Immediately after the three tweets were sent out, hundreds of residents across…

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