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Howard University’s 151st Opening Convocation Urges Critical Thinking

Originally posted on The Hilltop in my position as News Editor. Friday, Sept. 21, Howard University held its 151st Opening Convocation, with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt delivering the Convocation address. Holt is an Emmy award-winning journalist, and the first African American to solo anchor a weekday nightly news program on a major network.…
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#BringBackMsDudley: Release Of SOC Employee Calls University To Action

Originally posted on The Hilltop. By Daja E. Henry, News Editor (@dajaehenry)  Carol Dudley was in the middle of an advising session when she got the call Friday afternoon. The former student she was advising had a hard time finding work post-graduation and she sought Ms. Dudley’s help, so she came down from Canada and…
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The Champion of the World | El Campeón Del Mundo

Available in Spanish and English. Originally published in mas+menos, a publication of CIEE Seville. Seven years ago, Alhassane Bangoura left behind everything he had ever known. Now, he’s on track to become champion of the world. “I’m going to be the champion of the world. That’s all I’m thinking about right now.” Alhassane Bangoura explains…
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Lezley McSpadden, Mother Of Mike Brown, Takes Control Of Her Own Narrative

Originally posted on Howard University News Service. Lezley McSpadden seems to be in another place when she speaks about her son. In a room full of Howard law students, she slowly recounts what happened on August 9, 2014, a tragic event that motivated many of those students to pursue careers in law. “We all know…
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Jim Crow-Era Legislation Reversed In Louisiana, Some Say More To Be Done

Tuesday’s midterm elections ended what is described as “Jim Crow’s last stand” in Louisiana. Constitutional Amendment 2 in Louisiana abolished the 10-2 majority requirement to convict non-capital felonies, replacing it with a requirement of unanimity to convict. Nearly 70 percent of Louisiana voters agreed to end it. Before the amendment, Louisiana and Oregon were the…
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Howard’s Campus Media Denied Access To Bookstore Conversation With Charlamagne Tha God

Originally on Howard University News Service. Every year, Howard Homecoming season brings celebrity appearances and a slew of alumni to its campus. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Howard University Bookstore hosted a talk with the Breakfast Club cohost Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Rye on breaking free from fears and anxiety, as part of of…
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The Modest Mogul

The Atlanta Voice cover story ran June 22, 2018. Click here to view story in print.

Así Era La Vida

That was life. The question of identity is one of the many that refugee children face. Daja Henry Sevilla, November 9, 2017 “That stood out to me a lot,” Minettu remembers, while a look of sadness crosses her dark eyes, which are too big for her face. “We rejected our own mother a little,” she…
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Singer JK Howells’ forthcoming ‘Unpacked’ EP epitomizes Southern roots

View story on The Atlanta Voice.