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Kent State freshman Daylon Brown is crowned King of the 52nd Renaissance Ball after his showing of a short film he produced alongside an all-Black cast and crew.

A night of velvet, jewels and Black excellence: Black United Students’ 52nd Annual Renaissance Ball

Grace Davies, Reporter November 11, 2022

Black United Students' 52nd Renaissance Ball this year was “A Night To Remember In Black Hollywood” with the overall color scheme of black, wine red and champagne. Eight student contestants each showcased...

Winners of the Renaissance Ball stand with Program director Taminqua Blackwell (gold dress) and past winners of the ball. Atira Wong won Princess, William Joiner won Prince, Kiara Moore won queen and Julian Grimes won king.

Black royalty shines in Kent State ballroom

Reegan Saunders Reporter November 13, 2021

Lights begin to dim over a ballroom—white tablecloths adorned with lavender and champagne-colored bouquets, candlelight illuminating the faces of finely dressed guests and soft orchestral music filling...

Left: Moores senior photo in the 1973 Chestnut Burr yearbook. Middle: A headshot of Moore used in a 1994 edition of the Daily Kent Stater. At that point, he was 43 years old and the acting chairman of the Department of Pan-African Studies. Right: Moore’s most recent Kent State headshot. 

KSU community mourns E. Timothy Moore, leader who upheld tradition of empowering Black students

Lyndsey Brennan, The Kent Stater Alex Gray, UHURU Magazine February 23, 2021

E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in...

Contestants, from left to right, Sydney Evans, William Barrett, Lar’jae Cohen, Trinity Tyler, Latrice Johnson, Paul Jetter, Kristal Moseley and Cj Owensby waiting hand in hand, waiting for the judges decision of king and queen.

Royalty crowned at Renaissance Ball

Kent State’s Black United Students threw a party to remember at the 50th annual Renaissance Ball on Thursday, Nov. 14. At this year’s ball, the theme was Moonlight Masquerade and Kent State’s black...

Kiara White is crowned queen and Roderic Swiner II is crowned king at the 47th annual Renaissance Ball. Nov. 12, 2015.

Students celebrate black excellence at BUS’ 47th annual Renaissance Ball

Daria Gaither November 13, 2015

Students filled the Kent Student Center ballroom Thursday night to celebrate Black United Students’ (BUS) 47th annual Renaissance Ball.Five men and four women competed for the title of king, queen,...

Junior Jakim Harvey embraces sophomore Kyndall Echols after they are crowned King and Queen of the 46th annual Renaissance Ball in the Ballroom Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

BUS Renaissance Ball celebrates African-American culture

Teahl Rice November 5, 2014

Kent State’s ballroom quickly filled up with high energy and an air of celebration as more than 300 students gathered for Black United Students’ 46th annual Renaissance Ball.Doors opened at 6:30 p.m.,...

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