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BUSs screening of Judas and the Black Messiah in Richie Oscar Hall on Feb. 16, 2024.

Black United Students screen ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Friday

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter February 17, 2024

Black United Students held a screening of “Judas and the Black Messiah" Friday in Oscar Ritchie Hall to reflect on the impacts of the Black Panther Party on the civil rights movement showing the challenges...

Members, Blair Seu, Nora Sone, Hayden Wilks-Mitchell, and Mikayla Perryman of Barefeet Dance Tribe rehearse before performing at Kent States Juneteenth celebration.

Kent State celebrates Juneteenth with community celebration

Destiny Torres, Reporter June 18, 2023

Over one hundred people gathered at Kent State Friday for the university’s third annual celebration of Juneteenth. Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coordinated the event,...

After the May 4 Commemoration, protesters opposing Ohio Senate Bill 83 march from the student commons past Taylor Hall on May 4, 2023.

Protesters gather after May 4 Commemoration to condemn Senate Bill 83

Kayla Gleason, Reporter May 4, 2023

After the May 4 Commemoration Thursday, students against Ohio Senate Bill 83 held a protest in front of Oscar Ritchie Hall to advocate against measures they say will change higher education for the worse.   The...

Students celebrate Beta Israeli Shabbat on campus

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 26, 2023

Hillel, Black United Students and the Center of Pan-African Culture celebrated a Shabbat Friday focusing on Beta Israeli culture welcome to anyone. Student contributors decorated the multipurpose room...

Kent State freshman Daylon Brown is crowned King of the 52nd Renaissance Ball after his showing of a short film he produced alongside an all-Black cast and crew.

A night of velvet, jewels and Black excellence: Black United Students’ 52nd Annual Renaissance Ball

Grace Davies, Reporter November 11, 2022

Black United Students' 52nd Renaissance Ball this year was “A Night To Remember In Black Hollywood” with the overall color scheme of black, wine red and champagne. Eight student contestants each showcased...

A centerpiece from the event.

FAB throws it back with a rap theme night

Anthony Scilla, Reporter November 6, 2022

Flash Activities Board and Black United Students co-hosted an 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s theme night Saturday. The event took place in the recently reopened Rathskeller. The doors opened at 7...

NAACP office next to Kent campus encourages collaboration, revival of student chapter

Tamra McMillion, Reporter July 15, 2022

The Portage County NAACP opened its first office in Kent, and members are now encouraging a stronger connection between the branch and Black students of Kent State. The location initially opened in...

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. dine at the Kent State Student Center on Saturday, April 23, 2022 during the commemoration of the organizations founding.

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma commemorate 50 years at Kent State

Morgan McGrath, Reporter April 24, 2022
50 years later, the historic Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma Greek organizations celebrated their monumental anniversary with a weekend full of activities at Kent State. Members of both organizations joined together Saturday on the third floor of the Student Center for food, music, dancing and celebration. 
Students attended the Blacker Than You event, which was hosted by BUS, on Feb. 8, 2022.

BUS kicks off its first Black History Month event, Blacker Than You

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

“Who does your mama constantly remind you she isn’t?” a presenter asked at the front of the room. “One of your lil friends!” a crowd of more than 20 students yelled out. Kent State Black United...

Winners of the Renaissance Ball stand with Program director Taminqua Blackwell (gold dress) and past winners of the ball. Atira Wong won Princess, William Joiner won Prince, Kiara Moore won queen and Julian Grimes won king.

Black royalty shines in Kent State ballroom

Reegan Saunders Reporter November 13, 2021

Lights begin to dim over a ballroom—white tablecloths adorned with lavender and champagne-colored bouquets, candlelight illuminating the faces of finely dressed guests and soft orchestral music filling...

Ohio bills seek to ban teaching of critical race theory

Reegan Saunders Reporter November 11, 2021

Ohio House Bills 322 and 327 could change the future of education in a negative way, Akii Butler, a student organizer for the Ohio Student Association, told Black United Students (BUS) Wednesday. “There...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

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