These Black Women Got Their Flowers at the 2022 Emmys

With critically acclaimed actors like Angel aBassett, Seth Rogan, and Oscar award-winner Ariana DeBose attending the 2022 Emmy's, the guest list alone was enough to garner public attention. But with historic wins by long-time artist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Hollywood newcomer Quinta Brunson, and more, Black women undoubtedly became the true stars of the evening. From the list of accolades for actresses like Pam Grier to star-studded careers for actresses such as Cicely Tyson, Black women have been no

Changemaker Sage Dolan-Sandrino on Her Story of Becoming and “Growing Up”

Neither white nor black, but ambiguously gray, our stories of becoming are as complex and multifaceted as the world around us. Twisting through trauma and moments of sadness before intertwining with unexpected beauty and blossoming jubilation, growing up continues to be a thing of wonder. 21-year-old Afro-Cuban trans creative and changemaker, Sage Dolan-Sandrino, understands these notions all too well. Known as the first trans youth writer at Teen Vogue, and previously as an ambassador for The

Why I Couldn’t Get Through Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

I love a murder mystery/psychological thriller just as much as the next girl. Movies like Silence of The Lambs and the Halloween franchise (no matter how many movies they make) have always left me looking over my shoulder and coming back for more. So when I heard there was a new show coming to Netflix about the “Milwaukee Monster”, otherwise known as Jeffery Dahmer, I knew it would be something I had to tune into. While never watching a murder show on a real person, I thought, “What could be th

Tahir Murray Continues His Legacy with Nordstrom Collaboration

From legends like André Leon Talley to innovators like Anifa Mvuemba, HBCUs have long modeled the minds of designers, fashion architects and creatives alike. Tahir Murray, Howard University graduate and CEO of HBCU apparel brand Legacy History Pride, continues this legacy in a first-ever pop-up shop in collaboration with Nordstrom. Selling clothing from Howard to Hampton, Murray’s brand has quickly become a one-stop shop for HBCU students seeking apparel to show off their school spirit. This lo

Beyoncé’s Renaissance Album is Blacker and Queerer than Ever

Since her first solo album Dangerously In Love, the world-renowned superstar and proclaimed Queen Bey, Beyoncé, has been known to cause a social stir with the release of a project. From older works like I Am…Sasha Fierce and self-titled Beyoncé, to newer albums Lemonade and The Lion King: The Gift, the creative maven has constantly captivated the world with her work causing us all to tune in, and her seventh studio album Renaissance has been no different. Since its release a month ago, the albu

Smithsonian Museum to Celebrate Hip-hop and Rap with Inaugural Block Party

In celebration of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is set to host an inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party on Saturday, August. 13 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Block Party will include local talent, acclaimed national lyricists, and activities centered around hip-hop culture and its origins. The event will host performances by Vic Jagger and Mumu Fresh, two DMV natives turned artists, a panel-led discussion on hip-hop, and

The Power of Black Creatives: Maiz Lawson and The Power of His Perspective

15-time published photographer Maiz Lawson, a senior TV and film major studying at Howard University, wants the world to see the power of his creativity and the uniqueness of his perspective. Through his art, Lawson aims to show the beauty of the Black community through authentic photographic storytelling. While many creatives find that they have always been artistically inclined, that is not the case for all. Born and raised in rainy Seattle, Washington, Lawson, a bright-eyed creative extrover

Euphoria's Jules Continues Pushing the Boundaries for Trans Representation

Eshe Ukwell is an intern at GLAAD for the Communities of Color Program. It’s not often that we see trans women on screen portrayed with dimension, nor is it often that their portrayal and characters are done with authenticity or accuracy. But Euphoria’s Jules Vaughan (played by Hunter Schafer), the love interest of main character Rue Bennet (played by Zendaya) is showing audiences not only the expansiveness of gender but also what it means to stay true to one’s own internal compass. Since its

The Power of Black Creatives: ‘My Black Art is Inexorable’

Howard poet Colonel-Joshua Higgins, a junior marketing major who goes by the pen name jaziyyah, uses his poems to express his own intersectional individualism and evoke introspective emotion in the hearts of many. While finding comfort and expression in drawing and poetic journaling, jaziyyah didn’t always know he was considered a creative. It was through the help of his mother and a book she gave him, that he stumbled upon his gift. “I started writing when I was 11 years old. The way I was in

Telfar Releases New Apparel Wear With Latest Track Collection Drop

Telfar Clemens revealed new apparel to the world, Telfar Track, on Feb. 9 via the brand’s Instagram. With a previous series that included t-shirts, hoodies and sweats, the fashion house added a signature track jacket, pant, thigh-hole pant, short and capri to the collection. Fans of the brand have long speculated the release of a track collection following its first-time appearance at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. The line of athletic wear was inspired by and made in the honor of Liberia, giving rec

Urban Outfitters Launches HBCU Collection Designed By Five HBCU Students

Urban Outfitters hosted five HBCU students last summer for a 10-week internship and mentorship within the company and aided in launching their latest 24-piece collection highlighting HBCUs. Urban Outfitters’ HBCU Summer Class of 2021 consisted of Jalen Bradford, Jasmine Logan and Dacia Redmond of Clark Atlanta University (CAU), U’lia Hargrove of North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT) and Janae Claxton of Howard University. It is not everyday that college students get a chance to work with

Howard Student Captures Crown At National Pageant

Kathlyn Archibald-Drew was crowned Miss British Virgin Islands on Oct. 17, 2021 in the Miss British Virgin Islands Pageant. The Howard freshman exhibited Black excellence in and out of the classroom. With her new title, Archibald-Drew shared that she aims to show the world the beauty of her people, improve the British territory and display the true power of women. As winner of Miss 2021 British Virgin Islands, Archibald-Drew received a host of prizes, including a $25,000 scholarship, a $3,000 c

The Sensational Story of Murder; House of Gucci Movie Comes to Online Streaming Services and DVD

While critics and fans alike are still processing mixed feelings over the book turned crime drama House of Gucci, the blockbuster tells the captivatingly godfather-esk origin story of the famous fashion house. With stars like Lady Gaga and co-stars like Jared Letto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons, the film was surely an attention grabber when released in theaters last year. But as it comes to streaming services on Feb. 1 and DVD on Feb. 22, critics beg to ask the controversial question

‘My Hair My Crown’: Howard University Organization Teaches Self Love and How to Achieve the Perfect Twist Out

T.A.N.G.L.E.S., an organization at Howard University, is showing natural hair connoisseurs just how easy and fun caring for natural hair can be. T.A.N.G.L.E.S, which stands for Transitioners and Natural Growing Learners and Educating Students, offers a communal space to learn about natural hair and build a positive self image. From braiding and product-to-style ratio, to self-love and building confidence, T.A.N.G.L.E.S. was founded with the purpose of not only educating, but creating a communit

Students Face Hazards and Health Risks in Chemistry Building

From rusty brown water in eyewash stations and waterless safety showers, to temperamental heating systems and leaking ceilings, Howard University chemists face non-operational sanitation stations and failing building infrastructure. “We had no clue we have been working in labs without safety shower access,” captions a video uploaded to Twitter on Oct. 26 from @HowardChemist. The video shows murky water coming from an eyewash station and the lack of running water in safety showers. According to

Issa Rae’s “Insecure” Premieres Its Final Season

Fans prepare to say goodbye as Issa Rae’s Emmy nominated comedy drama series “Insecure” premiered its fifth and final season on Oct. 26 exclusively on HBO Max. With the season’s trailer release, which aired via @InsecureHBO’s and @Issa Rae’s Instagram accounts on Sept. 29, Rae notes that season five is the last season. While leaving some fans shocked and others heartbroken, Rae shared in an interview on The Breakfast Club, with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy, that this was always t