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Exclusive: Release of the New Balance 990s
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Exclusive: Release of the New Balance 990s

By Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Culture Editor Posted 5:15 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 “The heritage of the 990 is respected in the DMV,” said shoe designer June Sanders at an August 30 DTLR pre-release party held at popular restaurant venue, Lost Society. DTLR, a DMV apparel, footwear and music retailer with over 100 stores across the country,…

THE COVER: Is That A Dress, Jeffery?
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THE COVER: Is That A Dress, Jeffery?

By Justin Jenkins, Culture Staff Writer Posted 4:52 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 A cover, a name and a dress. From the beginning, any true fan knew that there was something different about this “No, My Name Is Jeffery” mixtape even before it was dropped. Atlanta rapper Young Thug revealed his newest music to world Aug….

15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death
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15 Years Later: Anniversary of Aaliyah’s Tragic Death

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:15 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 Last Thursday, Aug. 25, marked the 15th year since the devastating loss of R&B star, Aaliyah Haughton. On August 25, 2001, the 22-year-old was killed after boarding a plane that crashed due to overloaded luggage. Along with eight others, Aaliyah boarded the…

Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint
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Ocean Thirst Quenched: “Blond” Does Not Disappoint

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:52 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 After over four impossible years of waiting, music artist and songwriter Frank Ocean can finally cast away his 2016 nickname ‘Fake Ocean.’ Frank Ocean’s release of visual album “Endless” and LP “Blonde” (stylized as ‘Blond’), on August 19 and 20 respectively, elicited…

Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error
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Column: “Code-Switching:” The HU Student’s 404 Error

By Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Culture Editor Posted 11:42 AM EST, Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 As a single parent, my mother worked tirelessly to provide the best life possible for my siblings and me. Unfortunately, her dedication to us also led her to spend the majority of her time at work. Like many single parent households, multiple double shifts with…

Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts
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Divine Nine Do’s & Don’ts

By Chanté Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:12 PM EST, Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of nine international Black Greek letter organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi…

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