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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Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline
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Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline

By: Olivia Davis, Life + Style Reporter (@_oliviarae_) As a new generation arises, companies are scrambling to create the perfect marketing campaign to target a young audience. According to Live Science, millennials–adults born between 1982 and 2004–are known for their confidence, liberal views, self-expression and reception to new ideas and ways of living. Air France’s…

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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