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Kent State sorority, Delta Gamma, participates in card making and a group-facilitated discussion about partners at the first Black United Students, Feb. 5, 2020.

Start with self-love: Black United Students kick off the spring semester

Annie Zwisler Reporter February 5, 2020

Patrick Ferguson, president of Black United Students, tried to quiet the room as students discussed self-love.“You are all so passionate,” Ferguson said.Black United Students gave self-love their own...

Felix Kumah-Abiwu, founder of the Center of African Studies, at the launch in Oscar Ritchie room 230. Nov. 21, 2019.  

State of the African Economy lecture welcomes new Center for African Studies

Kennedi Combs Diversity reporter November 22, 2019

“Today’s event is a dream,” Co-founder and Director of the new Center of African Studies, Felix Kumah-Abiwu, said.Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m., the Department of Pan-African Studies launched the...

The “Big O” brings all genders together during sex week

“Orgasms for people with penises are like spotting a black squirrel on campus: they’re everywhere,” said Lindsay Fram, professional sex educator from Sex Discussed Here! “But orgasms for people...

Kent Interhall Council to host ‘I Heart Female Orgasm’ event

Orgasm experts and amateurs of all genders can laugh and learn something new about female anatomy and orgasms at the Kent Interhall Council’s “I Heart Female Orgasm” event on Tuesday night.The event...

Black United Students had their first meeting at Oscar Ritchie to talk about what theyre planning for its 50th anniversary. 

Black United Students prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary

Robyn Berandi September 8, 2018

During the first meeting of the semester, Black United Students (BUS) executive board members and Department of Pan-African studies faculty explained to students why the 50th anniversary is important.“You...

The evolution of African-American poetry

Faith Riggs May 5, 2018

A slow walk to the mic.A quick glimpse of the audience before a few moments of truth.“As long as I’m comfortable with what I’ve written,” said Kaela Staples-Still, a senior theatre studies major...

Pan-African studies to host ‘Bus at 50’ in Uumbaji gallery

Erica Carter February 20, 2018

“BUS at 50,” a photography exhibit, will become open to the public at the Uumbaji gallery in Oscar Ritchie Hall from Feb. 20 to March 14.Founded in 1968, one of the oldest student organizations on...

Shake the Plug to host anti-violence concert; show will commemorate late student

Tierra Thomas December 7, 2017

Artist Shake the Plug will host the first “Final Days” anti-violence concert at Kent State Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Oscar Ritchie Hall to spread awareness about domestic abuse.The show will be...

Pan-African studies celebrates pre-Kwanzaa tonight

Tierra Thomas December 2, 2017

The Pan-African studies department will host a pre-Kwanzaa celebration open to the Kent community.“This is an opportunity to affirm ourselves,” said Asantewa Sunni-Ali, director of the Center of Pan-African...

Performers of “The Vagina Monologues” break the ice during their first meeting together as a group after practicing their monologues on their own in Oscar Ritchie Hall Theater on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The group was asked to answer the question: “What outfit would your vagina wear?”

Oscar Ritchie stages The Vagina Monologues

Nicholas Garisto Women and Gender Issues Reporter April 13, 2016

Kent State’s Women’s Center is staging "The Vagina Monologues" this Friday and Saturday at the African Community Theater in Oscar Ritchie Hall. The Women's Center has put on the monologues every other...

Kent State graduate Jennifer Cline and her 3 year-old son, Kwadwo Cline, attend Timothy Moore’s picture exhibition, “Get on the BUS: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest at KSU,” at the Uumbaji Gallery of Oscar Ritchie Hall on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

Get on the BUS: A new photo gallery open at Oscar Ritchie Hall

Hana Barkowitz February 23, 2016

Get On The Bus: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest is available for viewing at the Uumbaji Art Gallery in Oscar Ritchie Hall until March 3. The exhibit features pictures from recent BUS protests, such...

Denise Harrison, lecturer of English at Kent State, speaks during the Native American Panel Discussion in Oscar Ritchie hall on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Pan-African Studies hosts discussion on African-American, Native American violence

Sabrina Scott April 22, 2015

The Department of Pan-African Studies hosted its last panel discussion of the year on Tuesday night in the African Community Theatre at Oscar Ritchie Hall.The department’s panel discussion was “Physiological...

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