LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 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...

LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 Essay: Plus-Size Women Deserve on Screen Representation, Off Screen Respect

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Among the many social and political topics that have been brought to the table during 2018, the idea of representation sits as one of the most prevalent. Black kids had quite a few wins in the representation field this year with the premieres of films like Black Panther and A...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / November 3, 2018 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...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 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...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Ryan Jamaal Swain of ‘Pose’ Fame Returns to HU

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Ryan Jamaal Swain is a multitude of amazing things, from actor to dancer to tennis player but his role as Howard Alum is what brought him to campus this week. Ryan received his B.F.A from Howard and was able to share his experiences as a student and as a professional...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Perspective: Our New ‘Cancel Culture’ is Ineffective

By: Ahmari Anthony, Staff Reporter Last week, Twitter saw the swift demise of the once beloved Brother Nature due to the surfacing of old tweets. Most of the tweets are from 2012 and in them Brother Nature spewed anti-Semitic insults and racist remarks about Jay-Z looking like a monkey. Prior to that, last month, some...

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Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth
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Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth

By: Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEMel)   Not only are we coming up on one month until spring break, it’s also Heart Health Month! Whether you will be living your best life lying on a sandy beach, impacting a community abroad or just wanting to make sure you’re taking care of your body,…

18 Movies to look forward to in 2018
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18 Movies to look forward to in 2018

Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) Indulging in movies is a favorite pastime of many students. Maybe it’s the relentless amount of work we get from professors, the never-ending battle in the financial aid office, the lack of nutrients we get from the cafe or maybe Howard has nothing to do with it and we just…

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…

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