Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Review: Oliver Lee Jackson’s Recent Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

  Upon first looking at No. 3, 2016 (1.29.16), I was visually in awe of Jackson’s palette of shimmery silvers, a range of blues and reds and a few moments of lilac. The variety of textures and interactions with light caused by the mix of enamel paint, spray paint and oil based became, for me,...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Essay – Hip Hop: A Force As Divisive as It Is Inclusive

By Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter Upcoming Atlanta rapper Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, shook the music industry with his break out single, Old Town Road. The trap/country blend caused a massive stir in the music community for its unconventional but catchy lyrics, and the subject matter that is often minimally explored...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 3, 2019 Broccoli City Festival Brings Talent to DMV

Isaac Welch, Creative Content Team Skies were clear and spirits were high at this year’s Broccoli City Weekend in Maryland at Fed-Ex field. This year’s lineup featured some of the hottest artists out right now. Accompanied by Howard alumnus Chase B, Trippie Redd kicked off the weekend with a quick set on friday night with...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Essay – Failure: Never Let a Hard Time Humble Us

Jade Flint, Culture Editor “[The man] who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory not defeat.” TEDDY ROOSEVELT, 1910 The beginning of May naturally signals a visual manifestation of the dark times of winter transforming our...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Remembering John Singleton

By Ahmari Anthony & Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporters John Singleton’s credits are extensive and his impact is even greater. Responsible for films regarded as classics such as “Boyz n The Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Rosewood” and “Baby Boy,” he was youngest and first black person to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director....

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 2, 2019 Howard Students Attend Pharrell’s ‘Something in the Water’ Festival

By Chanté Russell, Managing Editor Pharrell welcomed fans from all over to his hometown of Virginia Beach for the first-ever Something in the Water Festival on April 26, 27 and 28. The festival included performances from numerous big names in music spanning across various genres, engaging discussions with industry leaders and artists and various activities...

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Black Models Who Strode the Way
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Black Models Who Strode the Way

By: Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll)   Contrary to popular belief, modeling is not easy—especially for African-Americans trying to break into the exclusive industry. Much of the discussion centers around diversity on the runway and the role designers play in casting their models but what about the challenges models of color face once passed the…

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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