Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 Perspective: My Experience Shooting For Teen Vogue’s Colorist Story

By: Cienna Benn, Creative Content Team Member On Friday Oct. 5, I had the privilege of being published in Teen Vogue alongside Halia, my 12-year-old sister and now muse for a fashion shoot combating colorism. A candid conversation with one go my favorite photographers, Zoe Lawerence, about my little sister beginning to endure colorism in...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Costume Designer Ruth Carter Visits HU, Discusses the Development of Black Panther Designs

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter On Sept. 26, the well-known costume designer for black cinema favorites such as Spike Lee’s School Daze, the colorful looks in the hilarious classic B*A*P*S, and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Ruth Carter talked about her intricate process in sourcing, researching and developing the looks for each character in the Black...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Review: The ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ is Worth the Read

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor His first album, FREE 6LACK, was one that I could not stop playing. It helped me get through late nights up alone and brought me back to my roots: art. Two years later, I did not have any expectations for this album, East Alanta Love Letter. I could follow the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / September 21, 2018 Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Writer Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, has created a new work of art with her album ‘Room 25’. The rapper’s long awaited sophomore album was released September 14th and features cover art by Bryant Giles. The 26-year-old Chicago native walks us through her journey as she moves...

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How One Howard Drop Out is Determined to Give Back to Fellow Bison
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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…

Black Culture and the Digitally Driven World
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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…

“FEAR”: A Social Commentary
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“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)….

D.C. Brunch Chronicles
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D.C. Brunch Chronicles

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll) Brunch is the food phenomena that has taken over the nation’s capital over the last couple years. But what exactly is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch usually eaten around 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekends, preferably on Sundays. The best part of brunch? Bottomless…

DMV Residents Gather for Vegan Friendly Event, Vegan This!
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DMV Residents Gather for Vegan Friendly Event, Vegan This!

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel)   On Tuesday night, over 130 individuals attended the Vegan This! Event at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, DC. Started by the Physicians Committee, a leading revolution in medicine group, Vegan This! is a monthly event in the DMV area. The mission of the event…

Wild ‘N Out Production Tour Recap
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Wild ‘N Out Production Tour Recap

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone)   A spontaneous trip to New York went from good to great when students from the Introduction to Media Production course decided to go on a quick weekend trip to New York. “I noticed a lot of similarities between Toronto and New York.” said Andrew Tamburro, a Toronto native….

New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show
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New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show

   By Jamara Robinson , Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) New York Fashion Week, one of fashion’s most prominent events, is back for the Autumn/Winter season. Designers such as Feng Chen Wang and Philipp Plein have already kicked off the seven-day event with trend-setting fashion shows, but there’s still great moments to come. Nineteen-year-old Nigerian designer, Taofeek…

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