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Why aren’t we talking about the Louisiana Flood?
NEWS

Why aren’t we talking about the Louisiana Flood?

By Amber Broaden, News Editor and Jason Ajiake, News Staff Columnist Posted 11:32 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 Residents who experience extreme flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were so devastated by the damages that the Red Cross deemed it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. At least 60,000 homes have been damaged or…

ScholarCHIPS: The Scholarship for Children of Incarcerated Parents
NEWS

ScholarCHIPS: The Scholarship for Children of Incarcerated Parents

By Amber Broaden, News Editor Posted 10:55 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 “When I was a freshman in high school, my mother passed away leaving my grandmother to be mine and my siblings primary care giver,” said Yasmine Arrington, founder of ScholarCHIPS, an organization that provides scholarships for children of incarcerated parents. To date, ScholarCHIPS has…

Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit
LIFE+STYLE, NEWS

Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit

By Dr. Greg Carr, Special To The Hilltop Posted 11:05 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 Editor’s Note: Dr. Greg Carr is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies from…

Census Bureau’s 2015 Report: A Brief Overview
NEWS

Census Bureau’s 2015 Report: A Brief Overview

By Jason Ajiake, News Staff Columnist Posted 5:45 PM EST, Wed., Sept. 14, 2016 The recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that American families have been making notary progress toward recovery as the median household income has grown from 2014-2015. According to the Census Bureau, middle-class and poor Americans experienced a historical economic growth rate…

Black Male Found Dead in the McMillan Reservoir
NEWS

Black Male Found Dead in the McMillan Reservoir

By Amber Broaden, News Editor Posted 5:50 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 Updated 2:10 PM EST, Weds., Nov. 23, 2016 Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have launched an investigation on a body pulled from the McMillan Reservoir yesterday. Investigators told ABC7 News that a security officer saw the body floating in the reservoir and called for help….

{Feature} Black & White: Capturing the Beauty of the Mecca
CAMPUS, NEWS

{Feature} Black & White: Capturing the Beauty of the Mecca

By Amber Broaden, News Editor Posted 4:35 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 “Anyone who wanted their portrait taken, I would take it. I did not really care about the responses I would get, I am not doing things for anyone else or comparing myself to other artists because I am just doing what I like,” said photographer…

Body Positivity: Loving Your Body for You
NEWS

Body Positivity: Loving Your Body for You

By Justin Cohen, News Staff Writer Posted 4:08 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 The much endorsed super model body type has been called the culprit for low self-esteem in American women for decades. Acceptable representations of bodies and their identities are designated by whom or what makes magazine covers; however, unrepresentative of an actual demographic of…

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