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STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate different heritages, learn from the cultures

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2019

Times are tough for many people right now, and specifically, for minorities in the United States. According to USA Today, anti-black incidents are on the rise in the country. Today reported in February that the FBI said hate crimes in America increased 17 percent last year, which is the third straight y...

Students play NAACP-themed Jeopardy game

Team Watermelon talks with eachother during the Historical Twist NAACP Jeopardy game Monday night in the Coleman Auditorium.

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Students competed in an NAACP-themed game of Jeopardy at the Coleman Auditorium Monday night. The categories included quotes from famous equal rights activists, movies and television shows featuring well-known African-American actors and prominent civil rights events and figures. Students who att...

Black Lives Matter: Math professors show support

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 22, 2019

Six Black Lives Matter flags can be seen flying on the west side, third floor of Old Main. This is in support of African-American students and to express displeasure in the university’s decision to not fly the flag during African-American Heritage Month. Math professor Charles Delman was the member of the dep...

Miss Black EIU rings in 48th year Saturday

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

February 22, 2019

The 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant is showcasing some of the hard-working young African-American women of Eastern at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door for $10 or $8 befor...

Step Afrika! to perform at Doudna Saturday

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

February 21, 2019

The Doudna Fine Arts Center will celebrate African-American Heritage Month with a special rhythmic performance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Step Afrika! is a group of professional dancers who “promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young p...

African American Heritage Month event embraces history of natural hair, encourages students to wear their hair natura

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, Zeta Phi Beta sorority presented “Natural Curlz 101: Do you love your natural hair?” The event focused on the history and evolution of natural hair in African American men and women from the early 1800s to present day. Students learned more about their natural...

Trivia event recognizes musical achievements of black women

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, Eastern's chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. presented “The Evolution of the Black Woman: Music Edition,” a program used to celebrate Black History Month. To show the diversity of black women in music, the NACWC used a Kahoot! qui...

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

The crowd listens to the panel’s discussion during Black Queer Lives Matter Wednesday night in the 7th Street Underground.

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 13, 2019

Being black and queer in a predominantly white community is the moment when those who identify as that are aware the most about their identity. Three Pride members and an adviser of the organization talked about being black and queer in society today at the Black Queer Lives Matter panel discussion ...

Remember: Black lives matter, start showing it

February 1, 2019

There’s a lot happening this weekend that warrants attention, but there is one thing that should get more attention than the rest. No, it’s not the Super Bowl, regardless of its popularity or historical aspect, etc. etc. We’re talking about the start of African-American Heritage Month. Do we watch the ...

African-American Heritage Month events to celebrate BLM

Staff Report

January 28, 2019

African-American Heritage Month begins Feb. 1, and Eastern is home to a number of events and activities in conjunction. Yolanda Williams, chair of the 2019 AAHM and academic adviser, said this year’s theme is “Black Lives Matter: A Movement, not a Moment.” This year, the AAHM committee is focusing ...

Students express ideas about African-American Heritage Month

Carmen Emanuel, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018

As the month of February comes to an end, students at Eastern expressed how they feel about African-American Heritage Month. “I have a lot of respect for the people that have sacrificed their time, their opportunity and their lives with the goal of helping us today to get to where we are to succeed...

‘My Black is Beautiful’ Poetry Slam to be held

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 13, 2018

With work from students and a professional, the University Board will commemorate African-American Heritage Month with a poetry slam Wednesday at the 7th Street Underground. The UB has invited poet Natasha “T” Miller to read her poetry at the slam. Students will also be able to share their own p...

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