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Kent Wired

Members of Barefeet Dance Tribe perform at the closing ceremony for the Pan-African Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Pan-African Festival returns to Kent State after two-year hiatus 

Morgan McGrath, Reporter May 3, 2022
This year, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Oscar Ritchie Hall proudly welcomed students, staff and alumni to their yearly Pan-African celebratory festival. “The Pan-African festival is one event that we use to really connect with our community and our alumni in this department,” said Shemariah Arki, an activist and assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies. 
Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

Department of Pan-African Studies to establish Center of African Studies effective Fall 2021

Nicole Lew Reporter July 7, 2021

The Department of Pan-African Studies will establish a new center aimed at focusing on contemporary African politics and current events. Effective fall 2021, the Center for African studies will complement...

Department of Pan-African Studies becomes Department of Africana Studies

Nicole Lew Reporter July 7, 2021

The Department of Pan-African Studies will be renamed to the Department of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences beginning fall 2021.The new name reflects the current vocabulary used as...

Kent State loosens fall COVID-19 safety guidelines, launches vaccine registration portal

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor Raygene English Reporter June 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate...

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