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"First Four" connected for life by trailblazing effort at Florida State

But even if they don't see each other often, the first four African American football players to take the field in Florida State history have kept a strong …
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Opening Reception: The Life and Art of Theresa-India Young: Preserving African American Identity

A new exhibit in the Joseph P. Healey Library’s Grossmann Gallery highlights items from the Theresa-India Young collection. There will be an opening reception for The Life and Art of Theresa-India Young: Preserving African American Identity on October 17 at 4 p.m. sponsored by the Joseph P. Healey Library and the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture.

Theresa-India Young was a fiber artist, interdisciplinary arts teacher, and education consultant working in the Boston area from 1975-2008. Young taught studio art and museum education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where a scholarship is endowed in her name. She also taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, Roxbury Community College, Boston Public Schools, Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Harvard…

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Commentary: A way of life ends

Tyrone Hodge is an Anguillan currently living in California and an educator, who values education and one’s heritage. He has written extensively for the Anguillan newspaper and is a panelist of the Mayor Show, which originates in Anguilla every Saturday, in which we focus on identifying problems and offering solutions. His father was Walter G. Hodge, one of the original stalwarts of the Anguilla revolution of 1967

By Tyrone Hodge

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” ~ Malcolm X

While we watch the last vestiges of our once prosperous nation disappear, one is forced to come to terms with the fact that our governments, all of them, have failed us. When we look around, we see our young people leaving for distant lands in search of better opportunities,…

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Kerry James Marshall on painting African-American life

His paintings of black Americans – families and lovers, parks and hair salons – have earned Kerry James Marshall a reputation as one of our greatest …
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Echoes Of The Harlem Renaissance: Freeman’s Opera ‘Voodoo’ Gets Second Life

Harry Lawrence Freeman was arguably the most important African-American composer of opera working during the era of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Cleveland native composed more than a dozen operas, five of which were performed during his lifetime.

Freeman’s opera Voodoo was one of the lucky ones. Completed in 1914 and premiered on Broadway in 1928, Voodoo is set on a Louisiana plantation during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era.

The opera’s plot revolves around the character Lolo, who turns in vengeance to the powers of voodoo when Mando, the man she loves, rejects…

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CSU students respond to the importance of African American Greek life

The National Pan-Hellenic Council held their annual “NPHC Week” to show what they are all about and reach out to students of color at CSU.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, also known as the “Divine Nine” consists of nine historic black fraternities and sororities. NPHC week was a chance to come together as a community with other students of color at CSU. NPHC week was five days, the first day consisting of meeting each organization and learning their history and the second day being a game night to hang out with the community. The third day was a masculinity and femininity workshop and the week finishing out with a lip sync night and an after-dark scavenger hunt. 

NPHC is really a home to the students who are in it and is an organization to look up to.

“I was really surprised…

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