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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

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...

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

The Board of Trustees approved the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute in a Zoom meeting Wednesday. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the proposal at the Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee meeting March 4.

Board of Trustees approves Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, amid the racial climate

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 10, 2021

The university’s plan to establish diversity will be the new focus of an institution approved by the Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting Wednesday.The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will host faculty,...

Jackson State University, one of the 107 HBCUs across the country.

Black students compare experiences at HBCUs, Kent State University

Chris Bright Reporter March 4, 2021

Only 107 of the 4,298 universities in the U.S. are currently classified as a historically Black college or university — an HBCU. This makes deciding on a predominantly white institution, such as Kent...

Left: Moores senior photo in the 1973 Chestnut Burr yearbook. Middle: A headshot of Moore used in a 1994 edition of the Daily Kent Stater. At that point, he was 43 years old and the acting chairman of the Department of Pan-African Studies. Right: Moore’s most recent Kent State headshot. 

KSU community mourns E. Timothy Moore, leader who upheld tradition of empowering Black students

Lyndsey Brennan, The Kent Stater Alex Gray, UHURU Magazine February 23, 2021

E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in...

Edward Crosby with the Institute of African American Affairs staffers: Willie Robinson, Wylie Smith, III, Subash and two unidentified young women.

Founder of Institute for African American Affairs dies; revolutionized Black students’ education

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 19, 2021

Edward Crosby, who empowered Black students’ education as the founder of Kent State’s Institute for African American Affairs, died Feb. 10. He was 88 years old. Crosby led the Department of Pan-African...

A true Kent State legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 3, 2021

As Black History Month begins, the loss of a true legacy at Kent State and the Black community will not be forgotten.  Kent state alumni and highly recognized professor E. Timothy Moore died earlier...

USG President Tiera Moore

Kent State enacts policy for painting campus rock

Emma Andrus Reporter January 28, 2021

A new Kent State policy went into effect Jan. 11 that is intended to set some rules around how the Front Campus rock is used and painted, following a series of messages in September that included “White...

Student organizations weigh hopes, fears for next presidential administration

KentWired Staff November 8, 2020

This election year is historic, with the country seemingly more divided now than it’s been since the Civil War. Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and Fox...

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