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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Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)
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Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Yoga, along with its natural health benefits, has been around for over 5,000 years. Its focus on the body’s natural tendency towards health and self-healing creates strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. “Yoga is calming and relaxing and allows you to maintain an internal sense…

The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.
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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) Gentrification is a phenomenon that is nationally altering urban communities. Portland, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. are the leading cities in which gentrification has a hold–the latter of which we, as Howard students, can see with our own eyes. A demographic analysis conducted by Governing.com concluded that between 2000 and…

“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
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“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel) On March 7, 2017, our world became a little greener following the release of the groundbreaking Netflix documentary, What the Health. The film prompted a frenzy of individuals beginning to switch over to a plant-based diet, ditching their old processed food diets for #MealPrepSundays and #MeatlessMondays. However,…

From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci
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From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Legendary fashion designer, Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was a pioneer for urban luxury fashion during the 1980s in Harlem. Dan would take high-end brands, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, and embellish their logos in a way that would fit the cultural style interests of…

Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty
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Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Edited By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Rihanna has made her mark in the music and fashion industry throughout her career. After a number of collaborations with major brands such as PUMA, MAC and Manolo Blahnik, the 29-year-old has branched off to finally create her own—Fenty Beauty. On Sept….

10 Years of Harlem’s Fashion Row
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10 Years of Harlem’s Fashion Row

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter On runways filled with predominantly white, straight-haired models, it’s revolutionary for a black model to wear her natural hair at a show. At Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR), it’s the norm. Harlem’s Fashion Row opens New York Fashion Week every year with its own show, thanks to founder, Brandice Daniel. Established…

Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance
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Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Throughout last weekend, my Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook feeds were perfectly saturated with copious amounts of black beauty at Afropunk Brooklyn. I scrolled through countless photos of black people singing and swaying in the sunshine adorned in everything from bold statement shirts to bright colorful Ankara against a…

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