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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The Pie Man D.C.
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The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of…

Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means
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Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s…

#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place…

What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
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What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of…

Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming
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Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmyxslimm) As one of the top HBCUs in academics and fashion, Howard University can come with high standards—and homecoming is no exception. Homecoming is a time filled with shows, performances, reunions and ultimately pop outs. Staying fashionable can be expensive but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Stores in…

20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine
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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name…

Is Netflix Really Taking Over?
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Is Netflix Really Taking Over?

By Nancy Vu, Life and Style Reporter (@RaiderNancy) Netflix recently announced that it would be breaking into the world of comedy. As a precursor to its comedic debut, Netflix placed billboards throughout Los Angeles and New York City with large black letters stating, “Netflix is a joke.” The streaming service made its big reveal during…

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