The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

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...

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

Students play NAACP-themed Jeopardy game

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

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...

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...

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...

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,...

‘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...

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