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Students React To 16-Page Letter From Concerned Administrators, Faculty, and Staff
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Students React To 16-Page Letter From Concerned Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

By Kai Sinclair, Staff Writer Posted 2:30 AM EST, Sat., Apr. 1, 2017 Updated 10:00 PM EST, Sun., Apr. 2, 2017 A 16-page letter, written by an unnamed group of “Concerned Howard University Administrators, Faculty, and Staff” calling for Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick to resign from his position, was sent to The Hilltop newsroom…

Tension Rising Between Government of the Philippines and New People’s Army
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Tension Rising Between Government of the Philippines and New People’s Army

By Justin Cohen, Staff Writer Posted 2:45 AM EST, Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 The government of the Philippines has declared all out war on the New People’s Army (NPA), a group of communist rebels, ever since the ceasefire issued by the NPA on Aug. 28, 2016 ended on Feb. 1. The ceasefire ended following several…

Congratulations To Apple HBCU Scholars
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Congratulations To Apple HBCU Scholars

By The Hilltop Staff Posted 9:00 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017 Six students from Howard University have been selected into the Apple HBCU Scholars program. This is the second year of the initiative Apple launched in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide opportunities in the tech industry for students and enhance engagement with…

Howard College Republicans Make Return On-Campus, Still Seek To Be Officially Recognized
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Howard College Republicans Make Return On-Campus, Still Seek To Be Officially Recognized

By Kai Sinclair, Staff Writer Posted 3:45 PM EST, Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 Howard University’s chapter of the College Republicans has been dormant for 10 years, but they’re back and continuing to drum up interest both on and off campus following the premier of a PBS News Hour interview on January 27. The video package…

COLUMN: Vaughn Rebellion and the Case Against Prisons
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COLUMN: Vaughn Rebellion and the Case Against Prisons

By Juan McFarland, Contributing Writer Posted 5:30 PM EST, Sat., Feb. 11, 2017 On Feb. 1, prisoners at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware organized an uprising, leaving one correctional officer dead and another vaguely injured. It was the 152nd anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which legalizes slavery as a punishment for crime….

REVIEW — ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Exudes A Powerful, Relevant Film For The Times
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REVIEW — ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Exudes A Powerful, Relevant Film For The Times

By Justin Cohen, Staff Writer Posted 5:30 PM EST, Sat., Feb. 11, 2017 Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Raoul Peck, “I Am Not Your Negro” tells the story of James Baldwin and his observations on American race relations. The documentary hit theaters on Feb. 3 and has since become an Oscar nominee. In…

Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner
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Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner

By Jason Ajiake, News Editor Posted 3:18 PM EST, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 After over one year of pressure from the Afrikan Black Coalition, an organization dedicated to improving the conditions of Black students and the Black community at large, the University of California has agreed to discontinue several of its contracts with Wells Fargo, one of the…

NAACP’s ‘The People’s Inauguration’ Rally Ignites Call To Action
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NAACP’s ‘The People’s Inauguration’ Rally Ignites Call To Action

By Rebecca Johnson, Contributing Writer Posted 10:13 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 The People’s Inauguration Rally was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) kickoff for their “Stay Woke and Fight” initiative.  The rally was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.    The rally included a panel…

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