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Blackfishing or Black Empowerment?
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Blackfishing or Black Empowerment?

Black Businesses in an Era of Racial Reckoning By Chanel Cain, Corinne Dorsey, Cory Utsey, Donovan Thomas, Gregory Smith, Jr., Ryan Thomas, Brittney Dezwaan Isaac Welch, Taniyah Keve Podcast: Briana Alvarado, Braxton Babb, Karla Dozier, Robyn Evans, Hadiya Presswood, Jarius Wells, Justin Palmer Black consumers are impacting brands and corporations in unprecedented ways in 2021…

Visitation Restrictions Let Outsiders in and Keep Bison Out of Residence Halls
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Visitation Restrictions Let Outsiders in and Keep Bison Out of Residence Halls

By: Briana Alvarado Following multiple incidents where locals harassed students and broke into Howard University dorms, residence life authorities implemented tighter security protocols in the university’s residence halls. Most of the security crisis buzz was generated by recent events in upperclassmen residence halls Howard Plaza Towers East and West. The outcome was that only one…

Adding a Black Women’s Touch to Statehouse Power
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Adding a Black Women’s Touch to Statehouse Power

By Airielle Lowe Last year, her first as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne A. Jones ushered through legislation to settle a lawsuit ordering the state to compensate its historically Black public colleges for years of inequitable funding. Gov. Larry Hogan refused to sign the measure, saying its price tag was much too…

Empowering Black Women, with Poise and Grace
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Empowering Black Women, with Poise and Grace

By Naomi Johnson Misty Copeland, the premier ballerina, sees some potential good in the not so good moments. “With George Floyd and with Black Lives Matter,” Copeland said in a recent online interview, “in 20 years as a professional, though I’ve been saying these things very openly and publicly for 20 years, this is the first…

A Winter in the Red for Black-Owned Restaurants
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A Winter in the Red for Black-Owned Restaurants

By Kayla Hill Black Restaurant Week in the District of Columbia was supposed to give one more boost to businesses like Open Crumb, a West African-seasoned eatery in a resurgent neighborhood that many in the nation’s capital might describe as, you know, the other side of town. Earlier, when the weather was warm, governments around…