Gucci Mane and The New 1017 Label Mates Join Howard Students in Protest

In Summary

Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 record label is standing in solidarity with Howard University students, refusing to put on a concert until inhumane housing conditions and other unfair treatment are corrected. 

Howard University students may not get to see Gucci Mane and The New 1017 label artists perform on their campus, but it’s for a good cause. 

Due to the unrest at the Washington, D.C.-based institution, the head honcho and his artists Big Scarr, Enchanting, Hotboy Wes, Big Fizzle and BigWalkDog decided to postpone their historically Black college and university tour, standing in solidarity with students protesting inhumane housing conditions and other unfair treatment, per MadameNoire’s Shannon Dawson

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Big Scarr and his manager took to Instagram to showcase their support, even going so far as to stand with the protesters as they slept inside the Blackburn Center. 

Students at Howard University are calling for better housing for new freshmen, an in-person town hall meeting with President Wayne A. I. Frederick before the end of the month and the reinstatement of all students, professors and alumni as voting members of the school board of trustees.  

Despite paying a whopping $28,000 in tuition, students say mice, insects, flooding and mold that has led to students coughing up blood are just a few of the horrible conditions they live in. 

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