Hanifa’s Debut Runway Show in Washington D.C.

Designer Anifa Mvuemba debuted her Black-owned clothing line Hanifa for the first time in her hometown of Washington, D.C., at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly anticipated event showcased Hanifa’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection and consisted of a 35-look collection throughout the live runway show. The show titled “Dream” featured whimsical and imaginative pieces that left attendees anticipating her first drop of the collection. The line consists of Hanifa’s signature pieces, paired with n

Summer Walker Gets Transparent in New Album, Still Over It

Summer Walker is not new to the spotlight, and her much-awaited junior album, Still Over It, following the top-selling album, Over It, left fans craving more. The R&B queen has consistently dropped relatable hits and didn’t miss a beat in her latest album release. The album recently broke Apple Music’s record for the most album streams in a day by a female-identifying artist ever, and Still Over It was named the biggest R&B album debut ever on the platform as well. “Take this opportunity to le

Homecoming Fashion Show Takes Students Back In Time

This year’s annual fashion show “Nostalgia”, brought students back in time with the ‘90s and early 2000s themed event. The production wrapping up this year’s Homecoming festivities was unlike any other, as the event was planned in under a week. “They ate that, especially because they were given so little time to prepare and you wouldn’t even notice,” senior public relations LaShun O’Rear said. The show featuring 12 designers, including well-known brand, Timberland began coordination last week,

Howard’s Intimate Listening Party with Rapper Cordae

Howard University students were able to listen to two-time Grammy award-nominated rapper and Md Native Cordae’s unreleased album, ‘From a Birds Eye View.’ The intimate event, Kickin it With Cordae Campus Takeover, was hosted for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) eight HBCU institutions. The event took place at the United Negro College Fund Offices, and Cordae visited The Yard shortly after. “I got the idea that I wanted to go to HBCU’s, last Monday. I wanted to play my album for a v

Displaced at Howard: The University Housing Crisis

Howard University’s junior and senior students who returned to campus this fall were left scrambling for housing options after the university announced that housing preference would be given to freshmen and sophomores. Upperclassmen who returned to campus wouldn’t be guaranteed housing, and many of them were forced to find last-minute housing options. The university has hybrid, in-person and online, instruction in Fall 2021, which made staying at home for classes virtually impossible. According

Shaw Area- Must-Haves

If you attend Howard University, you have the pleasure of being located near a variety of Washington, D.C.’s most popular neighborhoods, such as Columbia Heights, Logan Circle, and U Street/Shaw. U Street/Shaw is one of D.C.’s major hot spots for all things shopping, eating, and drinking. Plus, it’s only a few blocks away from campus. Alongside the different local spots, The U Street/ Shaw neighborhood has a rich history; jazz singer Duke Ellington grew up there and frequently performed at the

Question, Persuade and Refer: The Women of NCNW Host Suicide Prevention Training

The Howard University chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) conducted a suicide prevention training: “Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)”, a session hosted by mental health specialist, Fonda Bryant on Saturday, September 19th. The QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention was an educational program designed to teach “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. “QPR is not intended for us to do counseling or treatment. But what QPR is intended to

Creatives In Quarantine: Six Howard Creatives Share How They Stay Inspired While Under Quarantine

As the impact of the coronavirus has spread over the past months, our plans and lives have changed tremendously. The Hilltop interviewed six Howard creatives to discuss how their lives have changed since the beginning of quarantine. The outbreak of COVID-19 has shaken the world, leaving creatives in an unprecedented situation. After the unexpected closure of university campuses across the nation, many students are adjusting to what has become the new normal: social distancing. With the lack of

Review: “Selah and the Spades” Captures the Essence of a Black Teen Queen

Tayarisha Poe’s aesthetic feature debut “Selah and the Spades” depicts the lives of teenagers at an elite boarding school and their desires to exude power throughout a set of powerful factions. Each faction composed of teenage specialists navigate Haldwell Boarding School’s party scene, on-campus drug deals and academic cheating. Selah Summers (played by Lovie Simone of “Greenleaf”) is a senior at the Haldwell School and revolves as the leader over one of the factions, The Spades, known for dis

Howard Students Prepare for Annual Alternative Spring Break Trip

On Sunday, March 1, Howard students began preparation for their 26th Annual Alternative Spring Break Trip. Alternative Spring Break is a program shaped around social justice work and service on a national and global scale throughout the week of spring break each school year. The program received 1100 student applications and will be traveling to 22 sites including four international sites. The program is under the leadership of the executive student director, Sydney Montgomery. Montgomery is a

Rapper, Pop Smoke Killed in Home Invasion at 20

Bashar Barakah Jackson, professionally known as “Pop Smoke,” was shot and killed during a home invasion at his Hollywood Hills, California residence early Wednesday morning. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the emergency call around 4:20 am after masked gunmen broke into the house where Pop Smoke was residing. After being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the rapper was pronounced dead upon his arrival. The crime has been labeled as an armed robbery of between two to six

USDA Proposed Rule Could Roll Back Michelle Obama Lunch Program

On Friday, Jan. 17 First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated her 56th birthday. This was also the day that under the Trump administration, the US Department of Agriculture released a new set of rules that would cause a rollback in Michelle Obama’s lunch program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010. “While budgets are tight right now, there are schools across the country that are showing that it doesn’t take a whole lot of money or resources to give our kids the nutrition they deserve. What it

Howard Welcomes Back Alumnus Chadwick Boseman for “21 Bridges” Screening

Mr. and Miss Howard University, Grant Robertson and Kyla Cole, hosted an early screening and panel for the movie, “21 Bridges” starring Howard alumnus Chadwick Boseman on Wednesday, Nov. 18.. “21 Bridges” is a 2019 crime thriller focused on Boseman’s character, Andre Davis, uncovering a massive conspiracy, and joining a citywide manhunt for two young cop killers. As the night unfolds, he soon becomes unsure of who to pursue — and who’s in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, authorities

The Howard Hustle: Bison Helps Students Market Themselves with Career Building Service

Ashley Tate, a sophomore journalism major, is the brains behind branding company, Hot and Branded, a career-building service centered around providing creative and professional insight to young adults. Hot and Branded was started with the intent of helping current and incoming generations promote themselves in the age of technology and social media. Services offered by Hot and Branded, include web design, business cards, logos, resume revamps, Instagram branding and cover letters. Ashley has al

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