Campus, LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 18, 2017 Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE / October 16, 2017 #YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place...

LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 15, 2017 What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of...

LIFE+STYLE / October 11, 2017 Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmyxslimm) As one of the top HBCUs in academics and fashion, Howard University can come with high standards—and homecoming is no exception. Homecoming is a time filled with shows, performances, reunions and ultimately pop outs. Staying fashionable can be expensive but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Stores in...

LIFE+STYLE, News / October 7, 2017 20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name...

LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 7, 2017 Is Netflix Really Taking Over?

By Nancy Vu, Life and Style Reporter (@RaiderNancy) Netflix recently announced that it would be breaking into the world of comedy. As a precursor to its comedic debut, Netflix placed billboards throughout Los Angeles and New York City with large black letters stating, “Netflix is a joke.” The streaming service made its big reveal during...

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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.
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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) Gentrification is a phenomenon that is nationally altering urban communities. Portland, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. are the leading cities in which gentrification has a hold–the latter of which we, as Howard students, can see with our own eyes. A demographic analysis conducted by Governing.com concluded that between 2000 and…

“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
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“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel) On March 7, 2017, our world became a little greener following the release of the groundbreaking Netflix documentary, What the Health. The film prompted a frenzy of individuals beginning to switch over to a plant-based diet, ditching their old processed food diets for #MealPrepSundays and #MeatlessMondays. However,…

From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci
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From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Legendary fashion designer, Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was a pioneer for urban luxury fashion during the 1980s in Harlem. Dan would take high-end brands, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, and embellish their logos in a way that would fit the cultural style interests of…

Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty
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Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Edited By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Rihanna has made her mark in the music and fashion industry throughout her career. After a number of collaborations with major brands such as PUMA, MAC and Manolo Blahnik, the 29-year-old has branched off to finally create her own—Fenty Beauty. On Sept….

10 Years of Harlem’s Fashion Row
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10 Years of Harlem’s Fashion Row

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter On runways filled with predominantly white, straight-haired models, it’s revolutionary for a black model to wear her natural hair at a show. At Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR), it’s the norm. Harlem’s Fashion Row opens New York Fashion Week every year with its own show, thanks to founder, Brandice Daniel. Established…

Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance
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Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Throughout last weekend, my Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook feeds were perfectly saturated with copious amounts of black beauty at Afropunk Brooklyn. I scrolled through countless photos of black people singing and swaying in the sunshine adorned in everything from bold statement shirts to bright colorful Ankara against a…

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