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Black United Students host final mass meeting

Daisha Overstreet April 1, 2015

Black United Students reflected on the efforts of the past year in its last formal meeting Wednesday night in the multipurpose room of Oscar Ritchie Hall.Members of BUS discussed the events and successes...

BUS accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year

Matt Poe March 31, 2015

Black United Students (BUS) is accepting applicants for its executive board and aims to fill ten positions, including president, vice president, director of programming, executive secretary and treasurer.Applications...

Professor sparks discussion on violence in the Pan-African world

Daisha Overstreet February 18, 2015

An African-American male is criticized constantly at his job. Barred by his own silence in the public world, he releases his stress and frustration by striking his wife. This is the scenario that Pan-African...

Laurent Che, 22, performs his spoken word piece at the first Poetry Slam presented by The Wick Poetry Center, Black United Students and Luna Negra Magazine on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Around 20 student poets performed to a full theater in Oscar-Richie Hall.

Poetry event slams students with perspective on spoken word

Anthony Didion November 21, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center hosted its first poetry slam with the help of Luna Negra Magazine and Black United Students on Thursday night.Audience members filled The African Community Theatre in Oscar Ritchie...

Sade Moose, a senior fashion merchandising major and president of Exquisite Inc. Modeling Troupe, demonstrates the proper runway walk to a model workshop on Monday, Oct. 13 2014.

Student troupe models diversity at workshop

Andrew Keiper October 13, 2014

Aspiring men and women learned to walk the walk and look good doing it Monday evening at Kent State University.Exquisite Inc. Modeling Troupe, a student modeling organization on campus, hosted the modeling...

Film screening brings focus back to Nigerian kidnappings

Teahl Rice September 30, 2014

Black United Students held a screening of Bring Back Our Daughters, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Oscar Ritchie Hall.Bring Back Our Daughters, an eight-minute film, serves as a commentary on the kidnapping of more...

Pan-African studies senior Damien McClendon presents his piece Theres a Railroad at the Bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Made of Human Bones at the 3rd semi-annual Under The Baobab Tree talent showcase Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Baobab Tree inspires talent showcase

Kara Taylor April 10, 2014

The audience cheered as Ephraim Butler stressed the importance of understanding the foundations and history of the black community in his rapid-fire poetry reading.Butler joined another poet and three...

Students reflect on Black History Month, how it has faded since inception

Michael Lopick February 13, 2014

Students agree Black History Month is important but believe it has lost meaning since its inception by Kent State’s Black United Students in 1969.“I was the only female African American in my school...

Pan-African Studies celebrates Black history month with film festival

Jason Meek February 2, 2014

In honor of Black History Month, the Department of Pan-African Studies will be holding a film festival throughout the month of February, featuring films and documentaries on the history of civil rights.Starting...

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