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MU Rep Your Roots Day

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University’s Student Affairs Office sponsored “Rep Your Roots Day” Tuesday, a day dedicated to wearing a dashiki to unite students, faculty and staff from all demographics for the last event of Black History Month. For the month of February, Marshall has hosted several events in celebration...

“Against All Odds” addresses society’s labels

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University students were encouraged to take control of their lives and overcome society’s labels Tuesday during “Against All Odds,” a Black History Month event hosted by Black United Students. Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president of operations at Marshall, was the guest speaker...

Students get down with poetry and music at Black Koffee

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE

Poetry and music were brought to life Feb. 17 at Marshall University’s Black Koffee Slam Poetry event. Black Koffee is an event typically hosted every semester, where students have the ability to share original poetry and music with the rest of the university. The particular theme of this Black...

Freda Payne pays tribute to legendary performer

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 11, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE

Vocalist and actress Freda Payne performed at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Friday as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The performance served as a remembrance for Fitzgerald’s achievements and legacy. Fitzgerald would have been 100 years old in 2017. The performance was part of Payne’s...

‘Black in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

‘Black in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

Austin Creel, Reporter
February 11, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

The ‘Black in America’ panel provided nearly two hours of discussion and dissemination on issues facing America’s black community Thursday. The collection of five African-American panelists tackled subjects such as stereotypes, racism, appropriation and Black Lives Matter in the Memorial Student...

‘Color-ism’ encourages attendees to step outside the box

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 11, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University students on Thursday, with the help of speaker Nigel Wallace, took a look at the concept of color-ism in the United States. “If we don’t want to address the elephant in the room, how do we ensure the elephant gets out of the room,” Wallace said. Leadership in the 21st...

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Former Ashland Oil Inc. Foundation President Charles Whitehead was joined by students and staff members in the Drinko Library to answer questions about his days helping the community. Whitehead helped in fundraising for the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Statue by supporting the Woodson Memorial Fo...

Exploring the controversy of Confederate monuments

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

David Trowbridge, associate professor and director of African and African American Studies at Marshall University, will give a presentation on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and symbols Feb. 27. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Drinko Library Atrium and is part of the serie...

A look at a historical text through religious lens

Staff Reports
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

“The Emancipation Proclamation as Sacred Text,” a lecture by Joseph Tucker Edmunds, will be presented on Marshall’s campus Wednesday, Feb. 15. Edmunds is an assistant professor of religious studies and Africana studies at Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts and a research fellow for ...

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, COLUMN, OPINION

The month of February is set aside each year as Black History Month. Many universities, including Marshall, use it as a time to celebrate diversity as well. A Huntington native, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, laid the groundwork for the celebration during his time in the early twentieth century by advocating...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown and Kabrea James
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time for people of color, as well as those who are not of color, to reflect on the accomplishments of black America. As Americans, we often overlook all the things that black people have done for this country. As a country, we have come so far yet we st...

Freda Payne to pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Marshall University

Freda Payne to pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Marshall University

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE, NEWS

Vocalist Freda Payne is set to perform for the Huntington community at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Payne will pay tribute to the legend Ella Fitzgerald as part of Fitzgerald’s centennial anniversary. The year 2017 would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. ...