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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…

Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests
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Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests

Jason Ajiake, News Editor and Sabrina Newton, Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Protests shook downtown Washington, D.C. as Donald J Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, with thousands gathering in solidarity in protest of his policies, ideals and proposals for the forthcoming presidential term….

D.C. Police Fatally Shoot Black Man on Christmas Day
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D.C. Police Fatally Shoot Black Man on Christmas Day

By Jason Ajiake, News Editor Posted 3:30 PM EST, Fri., Jan. 13, 2017 Gerald Javon Hall, 29, was shot and killed by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on Dec. 25, 2016 at the 3200 block of Walnut Street NE. Officers arrived at the scene after reports of a domestic dispute between the man and his girlfriend, Chante…

Howard Students Arrested While Protesting Senator Sessions’ AG Confirmation Hearing
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Howard Students Arrested While Protesting Senator Sessions’ AG Confirmation Hearing

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 3:30 PM EST, Tues., Jan. 10, 2017 Updated 8:25 PM EST, Tues., Jan. 10, 2017 About 10 Howard University students were arrested Tuesday afternoon after protesting the confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next attorney general under President-elect Donald Trump. They were held at the United States Capitol Police Department and later released in the…

Funky Piece Brings Cannabis Accessories to Adams Morgan
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Funky Piece Brings Cannabis Accessories to Adams Morgan

By Victoria Jones, Copy Editor Posted 1:20 PM EST, Weds., Dec. 7, 2016 Funky Piece Smoke Shop and Glass Gallery has arrived in Adams Morgan for all of your smoking and marijuana accessory needs. What started as an online store in 2012 by local bud enthusiast Matthew Bebawy, grew to a brick and mortar location after the…

Man-On-The-Street: Importance of President Obama’s Presidency
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Man-On-The-Street: Importance of President Obama’s Presidency

By Deja Lakin, Contributing Writer Posted 1:25 PM EST, Mon., Nov. 28, 2016 In January 2017, President Barack Obama will be leaving the White House and president-elect Donald Trump will be his successor. Without a doubt the last eight years have been nothing short of historical. From healthcare reform, increased employment and advancements in the LGBT community,…

Spreading the Love: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
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Spreading the Love: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

By Bria Horsley, Contributing Writer Posted 1:10 PM EST, Tues., Nov. 15, 2016 What began as a journey to locate an innovative approach to healing shortly became the hub of artistic relief that can be found in Washington D.C. today. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is a nonprofit health, education and arts organization dedicated…

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