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Howard University’s Housing Crisis Sparks a Sit-Out
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Howard University’s Housing Crisis Sparks a Sit-Out

By: Chanel Cain The first week of classes back on campus was capped off by a student protest organized by the Howard University chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. The protest was held on Friday, August 27 in response to both the ongoing housing crisis and Howard’s decision to remove the Affiliate Trustee…

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…