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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…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University

Investigation led to firing of six staff; at least one paying restitution By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick released a statement acknowledging financial aid impropriety at the university, he spoke to The Hilltop about the how the embezzlement had been investigated as well as the frustration and disappointment expressed…

DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal
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DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal

Students are in an uproar after a story by an anonymous author by the name of “Veritas 1867”  was posted to Medium that included records alleging Howard University financial aid employees of stealing $1 million dollars in financial aid funding. The story gained widespread attention after student activist group, HU Resist shared the story on…

Hundreds of Thousands March to End Gun Violence
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Hundreds of Thousands March to End Gun Violence

By: Adrienne Perkins and Montana Couser, Howard University News Service Hundreds of thousands marched in the nation’s capital and across the world to commemorate those killed by gun violence and to demand more effective gun control legislation. The march, entitled March for Our Lives, was led by teenagers and survivors of the mass shooting at…

#MarchForOurLives, But Whose Lives? Exploring the Lack of Intersectionality in the Movements for Gun Control
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#MarchForOurLives, But Whose Lives? Exploring the Lack of Intersectionality in the Movements for Gun Control

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99) On Saturday, March 24, an estimated 200,000 protesters walked in solidarity to support stricter gun control policies along the streets of Capitol Hill. With over 800 sister marches worldwide, March for Our Lives signified the largest protest against gun violence since 2000 and connected millions through the use of…

A School Shooting Every Week, One-By-One
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A School Shooting Every Week, One-By-One

Gun Violence in America: Part 1 By: Alexa Imani Spencer, Howard University News Service This is the first of a two-part series on the murders of teenagers throughout the U.S. While the nation’s attention is focused on deaths in school shootings, the equivalent number of teenage murders take place every week, mostly in African-American and…

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