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COMMENTARY — Make America Great Again for Whom?

By Jacinth Jones, Staff Writer Posted 9:20 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Between President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the media’s circus of a portrayal of the new commander-in-chief and his supporters during his campaign, I was expecting more out of last Friday’s inauguration. The lack of attendance was evident. Although streets were barricaded, surrounded with police and military…

#HUOdesToObamas: Reflections From The Howard University Community
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#HUOdesToObamas: Reflections From The Howard University Community

Posted 11:40 PM EST, Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017 On the last day of President Barack Obama’s term as the 44th president of the United States, The Hilltop collected letters, notes, and messages from the Howard University community written to both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to reflect on The Obama Years: Dear President Obama, These few…

Letter To The Editor: The Price Of Power
Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Letter To The Editor: The Price Of Power

By Chiamaka Ikpeze Editor’s Note: Chiamaka Ikpeze is a Howard University alumna (c/o ’16) who received a B.A. in Sociology. What is the price of popularity at Howard University? What do we lose in pursuit of Greek organizations, high political positions, social clout and prominence? From the moment we step onto campus there are substantial efforts to get…

COLUMN — Omarosa Manigault Hired as Overseer on Trump’s Plantation
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COLUMN — Omarosa Manigault Hired as Overseer on Trump’s Plantation

By Juan McFarland, Contributing Writer Posted 11:05 PM EST, Weds., Jan. 11, 2017 On Jan. 9, the President-elect Donald Trump’s administration officially announced that Howard University alumna Omarosa Manigault would be hired as an Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Her acceptance of these positions is a haunting reminder…

The Time is Always Now: Black Academics and the Critical Need to Challenge Donald Trump
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The Time is Always Now: Black Academics and the Critical Need to Challenge Donald Trump

Black academics have been key influencers in challenging and addressing social injustices. This should not change under the Trump administration. By Jaimee Swift, Editor-At-Large Posted 9:30 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 8, 2017 In 1927, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black woman to receive a doctoral degree in economics in the United States, and the first Black…

Letter To The Editor: Concern About Howard University’s Department of Financial Aid
Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Letter To The Editor: Concern About Howard University’s Department of Financial Aid

By Denicka Wilson Editor’s Note: Denicka Wilson is a current Howard University student. Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern about Howard University’s Department of Financial Aid failing to notify students about changes to their financial aid status within a timely manner. After speaking with Howard University students, Robbie Williams and Kamerin Scipio-Smith, I have…

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