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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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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