The Daily Eastern News

NAACP members talk ‘#DayOfOutrage’

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 28, 2019

People across the country wore black Monday to demand justice for Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot by a police officer in her home on Oct. 12. The officer, Aaron Dean, resigned from his job and was charged with murder. Members of Eastern’s N.A.A.C.P. posted flyers on social media encouraging students to ta...

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...

NAACP hosts panel to address concerns

 Jeniece Mitchell, a graduate student in the Department of Technology, participates in the panel during the NAACP Forum Monday in Coleman Auditorium.  Mitchell talked about the discomfort she feels when she goes to minority sanctioned events and police officers are scattered among the room.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

November 11, 2014

A panel of five sat and covered topics revolving around race, citizens’ rights involving police officers and the current climate of Eastern Monday in Coleman Hall. Hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the event was a way for students to ask questions regarding the ...

Attorney to inform students on citizens’ rights

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

November 6, 2014

An attorney from Mattoon will visit Eastern students to educate them on their rights as citizens around police officers at 7 p.m. Monday in Coleman Hall. Corinthian Bethel, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the attorney, Jay Ferguson, will inform...

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