Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard as a police helicopter hovered above the scene. Video from both the police helicopter and the responding officers’ body cameras show the scene in...

and Fresh Voices: Dajour Evans on Music and the Black Community That Raised Her

In this episode of Fresh Voices, Assistant Voices Editor Julia Pinney is joined by Dajour Evans to discuss her recent Carrying On piece, “Don’t Forget the Happy Thoughts.” The two touch on the culture in which she was raised at her home in Brooklyn, and how it differs from that of Georgetown. Her piece can be...

Gaudium et spes: Moment by Moment

My time on the Hilltop is winding down. People have been telling me for years this moment would come, but when you’re a freshman or sophomore, it’s easy to dismiss this message. Senior year can feel like an impossibly distant future. Now, suddenly, that future is my present. One of the many items remaining on...

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Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

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04/20/2018

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard as a police helicopter hovered above the scene. Video from both the police helicopter and the responding officers’ body cameras show the scene in…

Gaudium et spes: Moment by Moment

Gaudium et spes: Moment by Moment

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04/13/2018

My time on the Hilltop is winding down. People have been telling me for years this moment would come, but when you’re a freshman or sophomore, it’s easy to dismiss this message. Senior year can feel like an impossibly distant future. Now, suddenly, that future is my present. One of the many items remaining on…

Carrying On: “Don’t Forget the Happy Thoughts”

Carrying On: “Don’t Forget the Happy Thoughts”

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04/13/2018

“Believe me, sweetie, I got enough to feed the needy / No need to be greedy, I got mad friends with Benz’s” The lyrical musings of The Notorious B.I.G blasted on the speakers as everyone rapped and danced along, no one missing a single word. I enthusiastically watched one of my closest friends, along with…

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

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04/13/2018

Teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms for better pay and support from their state governments. Starting in West Virginia, where a nine-day strike resulted in a 5 percent pay raise for teachers, and spreading to Oklahoma and Kentucky, teachers are mobilizing to protest poor pay, bad benefits, and cuts to school budgets….

Hard Truths or Soft People?

Hard Truths or Soft People?

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04/13/2018

I remember being very confused as a child listening to Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.” My underdeveloped brain could not fathom why anyone would find dust appetizing. I contemplated the weird things I’d tried in the past, like that one time I ate a dog treat when I was 7, but I just couldn’t…

Dieuson Octave and Me

Dieuson Octave and Me

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04/13/2018

Dieuson Octave is Kodak Black, a 20-year-old Broward County rapper, two years older than I am. He’s been in and out of jail and the court system since I was a high school freshman. He’s been convicted of sexual assault. A Google search provides as many of his mugshots as his mixtape covers. While I…

Howard Students Take Necessary Action

Howard Students Take Necessary Action

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04/13/2018

Hundreds of Howard University students staged a nine-day sit-in late last month to protest misappropriated financial aid funds, long-standing deterioration of housing conditions, and lack of transparency in administrative communications. HU Resist, a student-led social justice group, organized the occupation, the longest in the university’s history, refusing to leave the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building…


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