HBCUs, Uncategorized / October 11, 2021 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...

Education / September 27, 2021 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...

A&E / September 27, 2021 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...

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?
Election 2020

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?

By Paapa Ewool The Republican candidate’s email was alarming: America is “under assault,” it read. The rule of law is “under siege,” and “mobs of thugs” want to “abolish the police.” “We have seen what these rioters have done in America’s cities,” Bob Good proclaimed, including “right here in Virginia.” Indeed, there was rioting, law…

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.
Election 2020

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.

By Tia Lowe For weeks, President Trump has been predicting the end of an American dream if his Democratic challenger is elected. “The suburbs would be gone, and you’d see problems like you’ve never seen before,” he said during the Sept. 29 televised debate. The next day, Vice President Pence was in a suburb outside…

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?
Election 2020

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?

By Chrisleen Herard As America sits on the brink of another presidential election, some citizens are wondering whether their vote truly matters and if their voices will be heard. They may be remembering the last time around. On Nov. 8, 2016, television sets nationwide flashed the news of Donald Trump’s victory. Hillary Clinton had 65.8…

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.
Economics

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.

By Jeresa Anderson The Montgomery Bus Boycott started Dec. 5, 1955, after the arrest of Rosa Parks due to her refusal to move from her seat on a bus. The boycott is seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. Since then, boycotts have become a popular tactic for protesters fighting for…

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos
Immigration, News

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos

By Énoa Gibson A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent Central American migrants from requesting asylum at the southwestern border of the United States, a limited victory for the Washington area’s Latino communities. The administration last year began requiring persons fleeing poverty and persecution, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,…

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