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Students Make Voices Heard at 60th Anniversary of March on Washington – Howard University News Service

Black students from all over the nation gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate and continue marching for freedom and equal opportunities.

Thousands of people showed up Saturday morning to hear speakers honor the anniversary of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King Jr. famously delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The 1963 march drew over a quarter of a million people from all over the nation, from different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. As many speak

Whittier Elementary Without AC During Record-Breaking Heat – Howard University News Service

As temperatures rose throughout the DMV area, an elementary school in Ward 4 felt every searing degree in some of its classrooms.

“Imagine a 4-year-old who’s hot,” said Angela Anderson, the president of Whittier Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO). “You have a whole set of complaints and falling out and the discomfort just looks different [than to a third grader].”

Summer Camp Liberty Village visits the National Aquarium as part of Field Trip Fridays

Around 30 summer school students and their teachers visited the National Aquarium Friday as part of a grant-funded program that takes nonprofit organizations on field trips around the city. At the beginning of the summer, Baltimore City nonprofit youth organizations were invited to request tickets to extend their summer programs an extra day to explore some of Baltimore’s cultural institutions.

Sass And Shimmer: The Dazzling History Of Black Majorettes And Dance Lines

Beginning in the 1960s, young Black majorettes and dance troupes created a fascinating style of movement. This is the story of how they did it.

At historically Black colleges and universities, halftime is when audience members rush back to their seats for the real show. The drum majors are stars, of course, but sharing the spotlight are smiling, limber dancers with moves so big, even the nosebleeds can see every detail. They prance alongside marching bands, or in the stands, then run through pr

Some HBCU Upperclassmen Are Facing Homelessness As New Academic Year Approaches

Texas Southern University junior, TB, was a resident at her university’s newly-bought residence hall, Urban Academic Village. Despite being the 2021-2022 Miss Urban Village, she was not able to secure an on-campus housing spot for the upcoming academic year. “As upperclassmen, we’re already struggling with buying books, access codes and transportation,” the film major tells ESSENCE GU. “It’s hard finding and affording housing.”

She says the administration told her the decision was made to give

Howard University Students Rejoice As 34-Day Demonstration Ends

Howard University sold a dream to many future Bison. They promised parents they could educate this generation’s next Angela Davis, Thurgood Marshall and Langston Hughes. What they did not disclose were the issues the university has had for decades, including allegations of infestations and mold throughout the dorms of the university. This recently led to the widely-publicized protests that went on for weeks.

On October 12, The Live Movement began the demonstration known as the #BlackburnTakover

Maryland Voters Elect ‘All-Star Team’ During Midterm Election – Howard University News Service

BALTIMORE – Maryland voters cast their votes in the historic 2022 midterm election to elect a new attorney general, U.S. senator and comptroller in addition to their first Black governor.

For several decades Democrats have dominated these state official positions. Heading into the new year, the Democratic legacy in Maryland continues with Chris Van Hollen elected as U.S. senator, Anthony G. Brown as attorney general and Brooke Lierman as comptroller.

“We’re all in this together; therefore we a

Howard, Student Protesters Entered ‘Confidentiality’ Agreement to Settle 2021 Blackburn Takeover

Two student leaders of the historic Blackburn Takeover protests that occurred last fall said publicly for the first time that they had signed an agreement with the University that prohibited them from revealing details of the settlement.

University officials, however, said no such agreement prohibited the students from revealing the details, but that a “confidential” clause did exist with the protesters’ attorney.

Signed contracts, often known as a non-disclosure agreement or NDA, would prohib

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