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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Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers
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Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers

By Jacinth Jones, Staff Writer Posted 12:55 PM EST, Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 As we close out the last full week of Black History Month, The Hilltop highlights eight familiar faces that are the nations’ game changers who as athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, or entertainers are making a difference within their community by elevating the conversation of black…

COLUMN — HBCUs: Are They Still Relevant?
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COLUMN — HBCUs: Are They Still Relevant?

By: Imara Bright-Johnson, Staff Writer Posted 12:45 PM EST, Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 About every other week, you could probably log onto Twitter and have the opportunity to see another round of the infamous contest of merits between historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly white institutions. It is important to hone in on why historically Black…

Experiencing Caribbean Culture: Howard Students, Professors Make Excursion Trip to Cuba
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Experiencing Caribbean Culture: Howard Students, Professors Make Excursion Trip to Cuba

By Kayla Irby, Contributing Writer Posted 9:00 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017 Howard Professor Edilberto Galvan organized a trip to Havana, Cuba for his Spanish News Media class in Winter 2016. The trip was organized so students could complete their final project by conducting reports. The staff and students described the experience as being an eye-opener…

Outfits Of The Week: Best Dressed Students Slay
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Outfits Of The Week: Best Dressed Students Slay

By Maya Reese, Contributing Writer Posted 2:45 PM EST, Fri., Feb. 17, 2017 Updated 10:35 PM EST, Tues., Feb. 21, 2017 Howard University has a very diverse population of students, hailing from all over the world. These students express their emotions, personality, and culture via the outfits they choose to wear. Check out some of…

Say It With a T-Shirt: Popular Collection Honors Obama Departure
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Say It With a T-Shirt: Popular Collection Honors Obama Departure

By Chantè Russell, Staff Writer Posted 2:15 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017 Designer JoeFreshGoods launched a collection of t-shirts, jerseys and sweatshirts honoring the departure of the Obama family with airbrush designs called ‘Thank You Obama’ on Jan. 20. Nearly two weeks later, on Feb. 2, Chance The Rapper released a series of photos…

REVIEW — Big Sean: I Decided
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REVIEW — Big Sean: I Decided

By: Imara Bright-Johnson, Staff Writer Posted 2:05 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017 “I got tears of joy in eyes, thankful to share this music. Thank you for giving me this moment. #IDecided,” Detroit rapper Big Sean tweeted on Feb. 2. The next night, Big Sean released his fourth, highly anticipated solo album, “I Decided,”  to…

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