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Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign
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Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign

By: Kayla York, News Reporter Shaking the hands of residents and leading without limits meet Ashanti Martinez, the unlikely but qualified candidate for state delegate of Maryland. As a Black, Latino and gay male, Martinez is a revolutionary pioneer in the making. The 21-year-old Political Science major is not only a Howard University student but…

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest
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Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest

Howard University has long been a breeding ground for black activism. On Saturday, April 21, the topic of activism and its role in the black community were explored in the first-ever Bl(activism) Conference. The event, coming several weeks after the longest student- led sit-in in the university’s history, brought activists from several generations together to…

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
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50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf
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Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf

By: Monica Joseph, Life+Style Reporter (@monicaj217)   “I read so much about white women’s inferiorities, and I wanted someone to read about mine,” Morgan Jerkins said at the Howard University Barnes and Noble Monday, Feb. 5. Jerkins was discussing her new collection of personal essays, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of…

Q&A with HU Alum and #Forbes30Under30: Jenelle Coy
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Q&A with HU Alum and #Forbes30Under30: Jenelle Coy

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ) Howard University alum, Jenelle Coy struck “gold” earlier in the year, landing a spot on the infamous “Forbes 30 Under 30” list for Marketing and Advertising. The marketing savvy founder of Coy+, a Washington, D.C. based agency that helps marketers with digital strategy, creative development and event management has gone…

Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign
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Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign

By: Kayla York, News Reporter Shaking the hands of residents and leading without limits meet Ashanti Martinez, the unlikely but qualified candidate for state delegate of Maryland. As a Black, Latino and gay male, Martinez is a revolutionary pioneer in the making. The 21-year-old Political Science major is not only a Howard University student but…

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest
CAMPUS, NEWS

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest

Howard University has long been a breeding ground for black activism. On Saturday, April 21, the topic of activism and its role in the black community were explored in the first-ever Bl(activism) Conference. The event, coming several weeks after the longest student- led sit-in in the university’s history, brought activists from several generations together to…

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation
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Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99) Where there were once long financial aid lines, the aroma of coffee drifting from the ground floor and spacious offices for the university’s top administration, student protesters continue to stand in defiance of administrators for the eighth straight day of occupation. They have effectively renamed…

From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed
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From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed

By: Justin Cohen, Assistant Copy Editor (@JustinThat1Kid)   As we remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., we must look beyond the portrayal of him as a great uniter of the races, beloved by all. To see the man only for his Dream is a great disservice to his ultimate sacrifice. Freedom was not…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
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50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees
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Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99)   History has shown to repeat itself with the recurrence of the student takeover of Howard University’s Administration building. As of Thursday afternoon, students flooded the Administration building with intention to stage an all-night sit-in to protest the recent financial aid scandal, in which the embezzlement of nearly $1…

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