Black Lives Matter / December 31, 2020 The Black Lives Matter Feud: Not All About the Benjamins

By Chrisleen Herard The former vice president had barely clinched the Democratic nomination for president, and George Floyd hadn’t been dead a month when Black conservative Candace Owens added her voice to a chorus of accusers. “They are using Breonna Taylor’s face and George Floyd’s death to funnel MILLIONS to support Joe Biden’s campaign. This...

Uncategorized / December 31, 2020 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...

Uncategorized / December 30, 2020 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...

Would increased police training save black lives?
Police Reform

Would increased police training save black lives?

By Ravyn Hardwick George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was seen by millions in video footage gasping, “I can’t breathe” while a white police officer kneeled on his neck until he died. In death, he joined a growing litany of names: Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, just…

The Africans Among Them
Immigration

The Africans Among Them

By Jaylin Ward The woman who said a doctor at an immigrant detention center removed one of her fallopian tubes without her consent doesn’t quite fit the Trump administration’s suggested image of a desperate illegal alien sneaking across the border from Mexico. She is 30 years old, has a 12-year-old American-born daughter, and has lived in…

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?
Health

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?

By Kayla-Ajanae Archer-Buckley Social media has become a key component of activism in the last few years. Movements are easily able to gain traction with the use of hashtags. Popular platforms like Twitter also make it easier to spread information through infographics, circulate crowdfunding pages and share other resources. On its 10-year anniversary in 2016,…

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020
Election 2020

Voter Suppression: An Ongoing Battle in 2020

By Jalen Whitehead  In the 2020 presidential race, voter suppression has become a hot topic, especially in the Black community. But is voter suppression real and if so, what steps are being taken to fight it? Voter suppression is defined as any effort, legal or illegal, by way of laws, administrative news, and/or tactics that…

High Anxiety
Election 2020, Opinion

High Anxiety

Voters Around the Nation Express Unease as the Clock Winds Down As voter turnout records were being broken in state after state, Howard University journalism students took the pulse of voters around the country. We asked people how they are feeling on this Election Day 2020, one unlike any other in the history of America….

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