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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Essay: Can We Separate Art From the Artist?
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Essay: Can We Separate Art From the Artist?

By: Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter In the past year, social media has been divided on an issue in the music, especially Hip Hop, industry: Can we separate the art from the artist? This practice of “cancelling” “problematic” artists is especially prevalent in the Hip Hop and consequently, Black community. Unlike the majority, minority groups, such as…

Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition
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Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor In almost every major museum in this global contemporary time, white curators are proposing and executing exhibitions that are pulling forward subsequently forgotten African American art history to the world stage with increasing popularity. For example, currently Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a review…

Anok Yai: Where is She Now?
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Anok Yai: Where is She Now?

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Howard homecoming is iconic and has been for decades. In the 80’s and 90’s Howard’s homecoming was the place to be if you were an artist who wanted to push their music out into the world. From Biggie to Drake, we have had some of the most amazing stars pop…

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