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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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 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...

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...

Amoaba Gooden will become Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion effective May 1.

Amoaba Gooden selected as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Emma Andrus Reporter April 28, 2021

Amoaba Gooden has been selected for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, according to an email from President Todd Diacon sent Wednesday. Gooden is currently an associate...

Amoaba Gooden is the interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Amoaba Gooden selected as finalist for vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Kelly Krabill Reporter April 14, 2021

Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American studies from Temple University, has been selected “as the sole finalist for the position” of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion,...

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...

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...

From left, Sarah Thomas, Jennifer King and Callie Brownson made NFL history on Sunday.

Two female coaches and a female official make NFL history by being on the field at the same time

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN September 27, 2020

(CNN) -- For the first time in the NFL's history, three women were on the gridiron Sunday in an official capacity during a regular-season game.A female coach was on each sideline and a female official...

Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed during a police raid of her Kentucky apartment.

Louisville agrees to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million and enact police reforms in historic settlement

(CNN) -- The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and institute sweeping police reforms in a historic settlement of the family's wrongful death...

As 9/11 is remembered and reflected on, there is now more information, notes, news coverage, and reading to remember 9/11.

What to read and watch on the 19th anniversary of 9/11

Brian Stelter, CNN Business September 11, 2020

(CNN) -- This year the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is being observed as America finds itself in the throes of multiple crises simultaneously.With America in another period of...

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