Culture, LIFE+STYLE, SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter The Super Bowl has become a yearly pop cultural moment where an artist can take advantage of the millions of viewers in order to make a statement. As the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl allows for all who take part, from advertisers to musical acts,...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 NFL Rooney Rule Fails to Diversify League with Minority Head Coaches, XFL Answers

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The National Football League’s 2019 season, the league’s 100th season, was marked with memorable conference battles, exciting rivalries, and some of the greatest sports underdog stories ever witnessed. The Tennessee Titans, who began the season 2-4, turned their season around, and with a powerful defense and rushing dominance led...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Today in Black Sports History: Feb. 13, 1923

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter Robert “Bob” L. Douglas, known as “The Father of Black Professional Basketball,” hailing from Saint Kitts, British West Indies, founded and owned America’s first all-black professional basketball team on Feb. 13, 1923. The team officially named after the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance played their first...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 OPINION: HBCUs Have Little Chance At Attracting Big Talent

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter Reports of the University of Michigan’s basketball program gaining a cutting edge over the final four contenders for the five-star recruit, Joshua Christopher, has spread like wildfire among the recruiting class of 2020.  While the other contenders include Arizona State, UCLA, and Missouri, this list has left out the...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Morgan State Bears Claw for Last-Minute Victory Over Bison

By Caleb Brown, Staff Reporter On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Morgan State Bears (13-13) defeated the Howard Bison (2-24) with a score of 89-83. The game opened up with both teams taking 30-second violations to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant who passed along with seven other victims in a helicopter crash on Jan. 20.  The...

SPORTS / January 30, 2020 Mamba Out: The Legend of Kobe “Bean” Bryant

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The 1996 NBA draft, considerably one of the most talented and decorated classes in the history of the professional basketball league, held in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 26, marked a special day for NBA prospects.  In the 50th draft, of the National Basketball Association, notable college basketball...

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COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports
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COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 1:30 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 As the Election season has come to a close, one of the major issues at hand for the next president to face is racial tension in America. Over the years, African-Americans have protested, demanded reform within government and gained “equal rights.” Many of those…

OVERVIEW — Bison Madness: A Sneak Peak of the Upcoming Season
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OVERVIEW — Bison Madness: A Sneak Peak of the Upcoming Season

By Nicole Hutchison, Sports Staff Writer Posted 1:20 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 On Thursday, Nov. 4, Howard University hosted its Bison Madness at Burr Gymnasium. The event served as a pep rally for the upcoming 2016-2017 basketball season. The men and women’s basketball teams divided themselves into two teams, Team Ty and Team Nick, to face…

A Long Time Coming: Chicago Cubs Make History in the World Series
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A Long Time Coming: Chicago Cubs Make History in the World Series

By Nathan Easington, Contributing Writer 108 Years. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series was over a century ago. No other professional sports team that won a national title has gone that long without winning another championship. While their return to the World Series is one of the most electrifying events to happen…

Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins
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Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 6:52 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 As the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial has begun, the criminal investigation of the case has taken an unexpected turn. LAPD Detective Nadine Hernandez, 44, one of several detectives involved in the investigation, was found dead in her home in Whittier, California, a city approximately…

LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’
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LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’

By Victoria Jonas, News Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: This is the corrected version of the story, as opposed to the published article in The Hilltop’s print issue #8 from October 13, 2016. With the presidential election less than a month away, LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers recently endorsed Democratic…

1936 Olympic Trailblazers Finally Receive Recognition
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1936 Olympic Trailblazers Finally Receive Recognition

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 9:10 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 Updated 8:55 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: The author of this story is the corrected byline, as opposed to the The Hilltop’s print issue #7 from October 6, 2016. On Thursday, September 29, Coffee Bluff Pictures, Procter & Gamble and the U.S. Olympic Committee hosted…

U.S. Olympians Visit the White House
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U.S. Olympians Visit the White House

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:58 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 On Sept. 29, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed back the 2016 Olympic Teams from Rio at the White House. Though hundreds of athletes joined together for the reception, the Olympic women stole the spotlight. Obama acknowledged many of the outstanding…

Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community
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Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community

By Jacinth Jones, News Staff Writer Posted 1:00 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 The 2016 Hoop for Hope basketball tournament at the Bruce Monroe Community Park Saturday, Sept. 24, brought Howard University and the Shaw/Petworth neighborhood together through their love of basketball and a righteous cause: Lung cancer awareness. With dunk contests, workout sessions, vendors, cyphers, raffles,…

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