Tag: Culture

#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place…

What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
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What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of…

Freedom of Speech in Trump’s America?
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Freedom of Speech in Trump’s America?

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) On Aug. 14, 2016—during the NFL preseason—former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made his first solo protest against police brutality by sitting during the national anthem. He went unnoticed. On Aug. 20, Kaepernick continued his protest and sat during the anthem for a second time. Again, he went…

Is Netflix Really Taking Over?
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Is Netflix Really Taking Over?

By Nancy Vu, Life and Style Reporter (@RaiderNancy) Netflix recently announced that it would be breaking into the world of comedy. As a precursor to its comedic debut, Netflix placed billboards throughout Los Angeles and New York City with large black letters stating, “Netflix is a joke.” The streaming service made its big reveal during…

Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline
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Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline

By: Olivia Davis, Life + Style Reporter (@_oliviarae_) As a new generation arises, companies are scrambling to create the perfect marketing campaign to target a young audience. According to Live Science, millennials–adults born between 1982 and 2004–are known for their confidence, liberal views, self-expression and reception to new ideas and ways of living. Air France’s…

Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)
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Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Yoga, along with its natural health benefits, has been around for over 5,000 years. Its focus on the body’s natural tendency towards health and self-healing creates strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. “Yoga is calming and relaxing and allows you to maintain an internal sense…

Hip-Hop’s Global Impact at CBC’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference
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Hip-Hop’s Global Impact at CBC’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) The Congressional Black Caucus held their 47th Annual Legislative Conference Sept. 20-25— five days of events dedicated to issues currently affecting the black community worldwide. On the conference’s third day, there was a panel discussion about hip-hop’s impact on the United States of America’s economy and how the culture…

The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.
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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) Gentrification is a phenomenon that is nationally altering urban communities. Portland, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. are the leading cities in which gentrification has a hold–the latter of which we, as Howard students, can see with our own eyes. A demographic analysis conducted by Governing.com concluded that between 2000 and…

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