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

Tilly-Ana Ceriser, an Eastern alum and motivational speaker, discusses how students can address mental health issues in Lumpkin Hall on Monday evening.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor

February 12, 2018

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

Kaleb Williams a senior kinesiology major, Elijah Weathers a senior Africana studies major and Deearia Watkins a junior family consumer sciences major, laugh with each other at “Black Jeopardy” Tuesday night at Coleman hall.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018

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

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

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Gena Browning a sophomore family consumer science major, sings at ‘My Black Is … Empowering Poetry Slam’ Monday night at the 7th Street Underground.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Online Producer

February 5, 2018

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

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

February 1, 2018

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,...

NACWC to highlight historical African-American women

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 21, 2017

The National Association of Colored Women’s club will present the many African-American women throughout U.S. history who have overcome oppression and have influenced and contributed to society today. “The Evolution of a Black Woman” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. This...

Students share poetry inspired by Langston Hughes

Tashay Graves, a sophmore family and consumer science major and Malachi McNutt, a senior sociology major put together an impromptu poem titled “Im Hungry” for the Langston Hughes Poetry Slam in the Lumpkin Auditorium. The event was one of many scheduled events put together for African American Heritage Month.

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 16, 2017

Inspired by poet Langston Hughes, people shared poetry and songs Wednesday night for African-American Heritage Month. Hughes is known for being among the first to use jazz rhythms and dialect to depict the life of urban black people in his work. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Eastern’s...

Students celebrate the start of African-American Heritage Month

Brianna Torrance, a freshman family consumer sciences major, dances with the African Student Association Wednesday night at the comedy show as part of the kick off for African-American Heritage Month. ASA performed a combination of traditional African and modern dances and opened up for Xclusive the Comedian.

Lydia Shaw, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2017

Students, faculty, community members and visitors took a walk through history and found themselves surrounded by “the Power of the Black Millennial” as they kicked off African-American Heritage Month in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Nia Douglas, comedy coordinator...

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