LIFE+STYLE / May 10, 2018 Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?

By: Jaylin Paschal, Life+Style Reporter (@creatveiiberation) When the blockbuster Black Panther came out in February, it took no time for people to start referring to Howard as the “real Wakanda.” As students, most of us snarked. In February, undergraduate students were experiencing infrastructure disasters and administrative shortcomings that made Howard seem far from even being...

LIFE+STYLE / March 31, 2018 Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles Stands In Solidarity with Student Protesters at Howard University

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick confirmed on Wednesday, the mishandling of funds, and in turn, the firing of six employees, student group, HU Resist, organized a protest at the university’s main administration building. The protest is currently in its third day. A list of nine demands including...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 How One Howard Drop Out is Determined to Give Back to Fellow Bison

Khalil Saadiq wants to help you win your race with his new scholarship By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Your first introduction to Khalil Saadiq may have been in 2014. He is the former Howard University student responsible for the viral #DontShoot photo taken at Cramton Auditorium in response to the shooting of unarmed teenager...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 Black Culture and the Digitally Driven World

By: Jaylin Paschal, Contributing Writer (@creativelbrtn)   When the popular hashtag #GrowingUpBlack took over the Internet, an eerily familiar feeling was experienced by Black Internet users nationally. It felt like discovering you had millions of long-lost cousins throughout the diaspora you could connect with over everything from having bonnet-adorned mothers calling you to “pass the...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a...

LIFE+STYLE / March 28, 2018 “FEAR”: A Social Commentary

By: Jequcory Davis, Contributing Writer (@groovycory)   Kendrick Lamar never fails to draw us in politically with his lyrical social commentary, and his last album DAMN. was no exception. There are a number of gems to unpack and take a lot from including “XXX.” (police brutality), “FEEL.” (Who’s praying for Kendrick Lamar) and “YAH.” (religion)....

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Slow Ticketing Means Fast Money for Music’s Biggest Artists
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Slow Ticketing Means Fast Money for Music’s Biggest Artists

by Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara)  From streaming to chart topping, reports are filing in on who made an impact in the music business last year. According to Billboard, Jay-Z is reported to have grossed $48.7 million on his 2017 4:44 Tour. This is a remarkable accomplishment for the 48-year-old rapper whose approach of slow…

Dapper Dan and Gucci Collaborate to Open a Boutique in Harlem
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Dapper Dan and Gucci Collaborate to Open a Boutique in Harlem

By Autumn Dalton, Managing Editor (@autieeashh) Daniel Day, famously known as Dapper Dan, is a pioneer who, in the 1980s and 1990s, created custom pieces for celebrities such as LL Cool J, Floyd Mayweather, Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. and Rakim. Gucci has collaborated with the Harlem-based designer to open a one-of-a-kind boutique. “A sign of the…

The Pie Man D.C.
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The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of…

Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means
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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…

#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#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…

What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
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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…

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