Culture, LIFE+STYLE, NEWS / March 12, 2020 Still Standing: Shaw’s last Black-Owned Buildings Dodge Gentrification

By Carrington York, Staff Reporter An assortment of seasonal flowers lies ready to be cut and arranged, as the phone rings eagerly with the day’s bouquet orders for Lee’s Flower and Card Shop.  Lee’s has been a staple of Shaw’s U Street corridor since 1969, but is now one of the black owned-businesses that has...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 Top 5 Songs on Brent Faiyaz’s New Album, “F*ck The World”

By Darreonna Davis, Staff Reporter Christopher Brent Wood, better known as Brent Faiyaz, is a Columbia, MD native who released his second studio album on Feb. 7, 2020. The album is entitled “F*ck the World,” has ten songs and can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal and several other platforms. Here are the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 The Sounds of Women’s History Month 2020: “Suga” and “Chilombo”

By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter One March evening with two major releases complemented this year’s transition from black history month to women’s history month. Jhene Aiko and Megan Thee Stallion empower their black femme audience with effortless soul and undisputable power. The two ladies provide projects with way more than just vibes. For Thee Stallion,...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / March 12, 2020 A Once-Hidden Hero: Remembering Katherine Johnson

By Taylor Duncan, Staff Reporter On Feb. 24, the world dimmed a little as one of our brightest lights passed on at age 101: a real-life Black superhero, The Katherine Johnson.  Katherine Johnson is hailed by NASA as “one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist.” Known for her monumental feat...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / February 27, 2020 Jodie Kirshner’s “Broke” Book Talk Howard U Bookstore: A Story of Detroit’s Housing Crisis

By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter New York University professor, Jodie Kirshner’s, new book details the lives of seven individuals, displaying a great issue for the historic city of Detroit: a housing crisis.  Kirshner took questions on her perspective of the unique economic challenges of Detroit and continued to use the seven individuals detailed in the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / February 27, 2020 What is Generation Z’s Obsession with the Past?

By Tyrah Sweeting It seems like every time I go to my TV Directing class, we talk about our favorite shows, the songs we loved or the cringy fashion trends from when we were kids. We’ll joke about how Raven from the popular Disney Show, That’s So Raven, would stop mid-conversation when she would have...

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Carnival!: A Black Diasporic Tradition
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Carnival!: A Black Diasporic Tradition

By Jade Flint, Culture Editor Carnival is a traditionally Catholic celebration but influenced by Pagan traditions with gluttonous days or weeks-long festivities to feast before the Lenten Season. The practice began in largely Catholic Southern European countries where people would host various balls and feasts from Christmas time up to Ash Wednesday. However, through rampant…

“Capture The Moment:” ‘The Photograph’ Review
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“Capture The Moment:” ‘The Photograph’ Review

By Ashleigh Fields “The Photograph” is the epitome of a healthy black love story. With its strong parallels to 90’s romance films like, “Love Jones,” or “Brown Sugar,” it finds the perfect medium between past and present to show the evolution of black love. But behind the 90s nostalgia, the impeccable camera angles and a…

Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate
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Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter The Super Bowl has become a yearly pop cultural moment where an artist can take advantage of the millions of viewers in order to make a statement. As the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl allows for all who take part, from advertisers to musical acts,…

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