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Trivia event recognizes musical achievements of black women

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


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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

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 13, 2019


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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

January 31, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Speaker discusses mental health, how to find ‘PEACE of Mind’

Speaker discusses mental health, how to find ‘PEACE of Mind’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor

February 12, 2018


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After years of struggling with mental illness herself, Tilly-Ana Ceriser wanted to return to her alma mater, Eastern, to help others who might be experiencing the same challenges. Ceriser talked about the issue during an African-American Heritage Month presentation, “I Gotta Find A PEACE of Mind:...

Black Jeopardy brings attention to African-American achievements

Black Jeopardy brings attention to African-American achievements

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018


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Teams picked from a variety of categories, including “African-American Firsts,” “Quotes,” “African-American Government” and “The Civil Rights Movement” to compete at Black Jeopardy Tuesday night. The Black Student Union organized the game, which featured two teams. Deearia Watkins,...

Presentation to provide tips for financial success

Staff Report

February 6, 2018


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Students can learn financial responsibility as a part of African-American Heritage Month Wednesday. “How NOT to be Young, Dumb and Broke (Keys to Financial Success)” is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Phipps Lecture Hall of the Physical Science Building. Other upcoming African-American Heritage...

Students recite poetry, sing at ‘My Black is … Empowering’ poetry slam

Students recite poetry, sing at ‘My Black is … Empowering’ poetry slam

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Online Producer

February 5, 2018


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The lights were dim in the 7th Street Underground, but students’ voices shone as they performed poetry and sang songs at the “My Black is … Empowering” poetry slam. “We live in a world where they try to disgrace us instead of embrace us, filled with crooked cops killing unarmed blacks....

Black Jeopardy to be held Tuesday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Students can take a different approach to learning about African-American heritage at the Black Student Union’s “Black Jeopardy” game. “Black Jeopardy” is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Coleman Auditorium. Claude Abdoulaye-Pedila, secretary for the Black Student Union, said this...

‘Take-A-Knee’ movement, cultural diversity to be topic of UB discussion

Andrew Paisley, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2018


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African-American Heritage month will kick off with the importance of cultural diversity being discussed at the “Take-A-Knee Movement.” “Take-A-Knee” is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The “Take-A-Knee Movement,...

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