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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...

Community members gather at the gazebo on the corner of Franklin Ave. and W. Main St. in downtown Kent Sat. May 30 to support the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as protest the death of George Floyd. The protest was peaceful and there was not a large police presence.

City of Kent engages in peaceful Black Lives Matter protest

Over 250 people gathered at the gazebo on the corner of Franklin Avenue and West Main Street in Kent on Saturday, May 30 to support the Black Lives Matter movement as well as protest the death of George...

Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Climate Of Anxiety And Changing Routines In America

Justin Sullivan March 14, 2020

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: A Costco customer stands by his two shopping carts at a Costco store on March 13, 2020 in Richmond, California. Some Americans are stocking up on food, toilet paper, water...

Students protest outside of the student center during the State of the University address on Nov. 19, 2015.

Students protest for Mizzou during State of the University address

Daria Gaither November 19, 2015

Kent State’s Black United Students (BUS), Ohio Student Association (OSA) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organized a protest outside of the State of University...

Meet the new NAACP president

Sabrina Scott February 9, 2015

One of Kent State University’s employees was sworn in as president of the NAACP of Portage County.Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, the executive director of the Employee Engagement and Outreach Division of Human...

Students and members of Black United Students march from Black United Student’s home in Oscar Ritchie hall to the Student Center for a speech from civil rights leader and activist Julian Bond for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Black United Students uses influence for positive change

Daisha Overstreet February 4, 2015

“Unite and stand up.” When students at Kent State heard these words of advice in January 1967, they formed a student group that quickly gained influence not just on campus, but around the world.Originally...

Marvin Logan is a senior Pan-African studies major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at mlogan6@kent.edu.

OPINION: The Media’s Lack of Coverage on NAACP Bombing is an Expected Disappointment

Marvin Logan January 11, 2015

Last week, a seemingly domestic terrorist attack took place at a Colorado NAACP office. On Tuesday, Jan 6, the Colorado Springs, CO office of the NAACP was bombed. Information of the bombing, which is...

Guest column: Sterling and Bundy — a master class on racism in the 21st century

Robin Abcarian April 28, 2014

So ... a white NBA team owner walks onto a cattle range.Strike that.A white rancher walks into a sports arena ...Damn.I’m trying to wring some grim humor out of the news, but I’m getting my racists...

Kent State’s NAACP chapter reassembles on campus, hosts tea party

Kara Taylor March 16, 2014

The newly-reassembled National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ,or NAACP, Kent State chapter hosted a tea party Saturday for women to discuss the social issues of the modern-day minority...

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