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“Ain’t no telling where I may be/ May see me in D.C.” – Notorious B.I.G   This weekend I’ll make the pilgrimage to Howard University’s homecoming. Located in Washington, D.C., “The Mecca,” which National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote of in Between the World and Me, is holy to its graduates and also Black…

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Shani Hilton Head of U.S. News BuzzFeed News Howard University, B.A. Shani Hilton graduated from Howard University a decade ago. That is all the time she needed to become the head of BuzzFeed News, managing a newsroom of more than 150 reporters and editors based in the U.S. Hilton’s employees reportedly refer to her as “queen.”…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated was founded 108 years ago on the campus of Howard University. As the first of four collegiate sororities for black women, the sorority has produced world changers who are making a difference socially and politically. Here are 20 renowned “Pearls” leading their communities and changing the world. –tiffany pennamon Michelle Obama is…

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Howard University has had the nation’s only Black-owned public broadcasting station for the past 35 years. The programming produced by WHUT has won Emmy Awards and has been the source of groundbreaking documentaries produced by Black filmmakers. Like many HBCUs, Howard University has had to deal with funding issues, staff cutbacks and infrastructure repair. However,…

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On Friday, May 6, 2016, Howard University was one of three grand prize winners of Home Depot’s Retool Your School grant program, which reinvigorates HBCUs through campus improvements. Alongside South Carolina State University and Lane College, they were awarded $50,000. Melissa Brown, senior manager of Marketing at The Home Depot, shared following the live announcement,…

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  On May. 7, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to speak at Howard University’s commencement convocation since President Lyndon B. Johnson over 50 years ago. LBJ’s speech, at the now culturally diverse university, in 1965, sparked controversy as he highlighted poverty in the Black community, inequality and the right to vote. Journalists have raved…

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Journalism will always be one of the most important fields of study. Although the business continues to change drastically due to new media, it’s vital for new voices to add perspective to what occurs in our society. To inspire new journalism students at Howard University, the National Newspaper Publishers Association teamed up with Chevrolet to…

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, often described as the Queen Mother of Black Consciousness, died this morning at the age of 80. According to friends and family, Welsing suffered a stroke on New Year’s Day and was in critical condition at a Washington, D.C. hospital. Dr. Welsing became famous for her work the Cress Theory of…

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I love Taraji P. Henson. I spent my formative years in Washington, D.C., as a student at Howard University, so I know that girl. You know her too, the buried innocence reflected in her hopeful gaze, masqueraded by an esoteric southern drawl that screams bravado while at the same time having the ability to evoke…

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Prominent Black artist Eldzier Cortor died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 in Long Island, NY. He was 99. Cortor was born Jan. 10, 1916 in Richmond, Virginia and moved to the South Side of Chicago as a young boy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1936 and went on to work as an artist with…

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  Another racist person has made a threat against Black students. This time it was directed at Howard University. The threat came from the website 4Chan. In the letter, the anonymous person wrote, “Seriously America why are we still putting up this s—? They [Blacks] go around whining and complaining as if there’s something that’s…

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    Howard University has had the nation;s only Black-owned public broadcasting station for the past 35 years. The programming produced by WHUT has won Emmy Awards and has been the source of groundbreaking documentaries produced by Black filmmakers. Like many HBCUs, Howard University has had to deal with funding issues, staff cutbacks and infrastructure…

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Attending an HBCU is a marvelous experience for many but for some institutions’ failure to deliver prompt student services can cause significant problems. Apparently, this is currently the case at Howard University located in Washington, DC. Students at the school have had enough of bad customer service, poor facilities and broken promises and are rallying on…

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If you follow #TakebackHU, it is apparent that Howard University is in a state of crisis. The student body has used social media as a platform to address the serious issue of what appears to be a historically Black college with “historically Black problems.” Although Howard University is among the most well-funded HBCUs in the…

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  It is apparent that Rachel Dolezal will remain in the news cycle as more of her background is revealed to the public. The latest bit of news that has surfaced is that Dolezal sued her alma mater Howard University for racial discrimination. In 2002, Dolezal sued Howard in Washington, DC superior court, when she went…

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