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Oscar Ritchie: ‘a living embodiment of what Black History is’

Zaria Johnson, Sara Crawford Assigning Editors February 9, 2020

Oscar Ritchie, the first African American professor at Kent State, is “a living embodiment of what Black History is,” said Joshua Bellamy, current president of the Epsilon Delta chapter of Alpha Phi...

IGC continues to pursue Kent State plot to highlight cultural diversity

Taylor Peach Reporter February 8, 2020

Programs within Kent State University have been established to strengthen the sense of belonging on campus for multicultural students, but there is still recognition to be given to the KSU Integrated Greek...

BUS to hold ’90s vs. 2000s community dinner

Daria Gaither November 5, 2015

Black United Students (BUS) will host a community dinner this Monday at 7 p.m. in the Oscar Ritchie Multipurpose Room.This is a free event for all Kent State students with a donation of toiletries, non-perishable...

Provost Todd Diacon stands up and leaves after a question is directed at him during an open forum held by students to address the race issues at Kent State in the Governance Chambers on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Students challenge Provost to increase funding for Pan-African and LGBTQ programs, address discrimination in tenure process

Matthew Merchant April 22, 2015

Alleged racial discrimination in the faculty tenure process was one of three concerns raised in a student-led forum on Wednesday in the Student Center Governance Chambers.More than 100 students, faculty...

Human Development major Karlee Kimble and Justice Studies major Taraya Johnson observe the photographs in the Good Hair exhibit by Moema Furtado in Oscar Ritchie Hall on April 9, 2015. The “Good” Hair exhibit celebrates the beauty and diversity of black hair.

Good Hair exhibit portrays beauty of black hair

Kelsey Drumm April 12, 2015

Kent students and faculty modeled their African-American hairstyles in photographs showcased in the “‘Good’ Hair: Celebrating the Diversity and Beauty of Black Hair” exhibit at the Uumbaji Art...

Colorism panel draws students to discuss modern black culture

Arbrion Chambliss November 20, 2014

Focused on the modern issue of colorism, or discrimination based on shade of skin color, an open panel discussion titled Fifty Shades of Black drew more than 50 students to Oscar Ritchie Hall Wednesday...

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