Politics and Government / January 17, 2022 ANALYSIS: Prisons and Prisoners, Wild Cards in the Voting Rights Struggle

Prisoner voting rights advocates joined in the 2015 commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march. (Legal Services for Prisoners with Children photo) By Nyah Marshall The third largest community of would-be voters in Granville County, N.C. is neither a city nor a town. It is four federal correctional centers and a state penitentiary...

News, Uncategorized / December 23, 2021 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...

Health, Sports / December 17, 2021 ESSAY: Simone Biles Ends a Bad Year Better Off

By Aaliyah Seabrooks In the midst of her muddled path to and through the Olympic summer games in Tokyo, it would have been difficult to imagine that four months later, Simone Biles would be celebrated as Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Midway into the competition where she had been expected to easily win several gold...

The Democrat, the Designer, and the Dress:  Protests on the Outside
Fashion, News, Politics and Government

The Democrat, the Designer, and the Dress: Protests on the Outside

By Ryan Thomas Fashion’s always been about clothes and style, but also class, culture and politics. That’s the way  it was at the Met Gala in September in New York, where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance in a custom-designed off-the shoulder gown with “Tax the Rich” plastered on the back became a most-discussed item. The optics seemed…

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

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…

Raised Tuition for Howard University Students
Education

Raised Tuition for Howard University Students

By Gregory Smith Howard University students arrived back on campus on August 23, 2021 to complete the 2021-2022 academic school year in person.  Upon arrival students were shocked to learn of tuition increases during an ongoing pandemic. Along with the tuition increase, some students didn’t receive housing assignments until the first week of school. Students…

The Art of the Pivot
A&E

The Art of the Pivot

By: Hadiya Presswood Sesh, a student-organized collective dedicated to artistic exploration and creative expression, is revamping despite challenges as campus life moves into a hybrid model. The organization, while not formally recognized by Howard University, is popular amongst the student body. At its onset, Sesh was hosted in the apartment of its founder, filmmaker and…

When Reparations Begin at Home
Politics and Government

When Reparations Begin at Home

By Jade Boone Evanston Alderman Ciceley Fleming, a sixth-generation Black resident of the Illinois city and a strong advocate for defunding the local police department, was a dissenting voice and the only vote against what many hailed as a landmark local reparations bill. The legislation, which would provide grants of up to $25,000 to assist…

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