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‘Black Hair in a White World’ empowers Black women who wear their hair naturally

Irene Bowser, Reporter February 18, 2023

In her first year of college, Tameka Ellington got a job at an amusement park and was told she could not wear her hair naturally to work because it wasn’t “the all American look.” Today, having...

In the Malcom X lounge, there is a long mural dedicated to Malcolm X and many other prominent figures in the Black community. This art piece was one of the sights for the alumni group to view.

Leaving behind a legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Asha Blake, Assistant Photo Editor October 1, 2022

The late E. Timothy Moore, former associate dean emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the department of Pan-African Studies, impacted many Kent State alumni...

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“TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair” symposium comes to a close

Benjamin Weaver, Reporter April 19, 2022

The Kent Museum finished its symposium of 22 presenters that focused on Black hair and its history in the United States on April 15. The symposium lasted for two days with one key speaker each day. The...

Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

Kent State Museum unveils new exhibition centering Black hair

Reegan Saunders Reporter September 14, 2021

Black hair is a phenomenon left unexplored outside the Black community. The Kent State Museum’s latest exhibition, “TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair,” sheds light on the complexities...

A screenshot of the introduction of the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados on May 7, 2020. 

Student Multicultural Center celebrates graduates with virtual pre-commencement ceremony

The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday. “Usually with Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración...

Master drummer David Coleman (right) and a Kent State student (left) perform an African drum call during the 50th anniversary celebration of Black History month on Feb. 15, 2020.

Kent State celebrates 50 years of Black History Month

Kimmy Daniels Reporter February 15, 2020

The 50th anniversary celebration of Black History Month at Kent State honored the four men known for starting the celebration, and those who continue their legacy. In February 1970, two alumni, Carl Gregory...

Dr. Tameka Ellington speaks at the Soup and Substance event in the Student Multicultural Center on Feb. 6, 2020. Ellington is a Kent State alum and has been teaching as a fashion design professor at Kent State for 14 years.

Fashion professor motivates students of color

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 6, 2020

Students must learn to be courageous and unafraid to talk about their experiences and struggles, the interim dean for the College of the Arts told Black History event attendees Thursday. Ellington’s...

Soup and Substance allows students to discuss one’s purpose

First-generation college students can find success by demonstrating their abilities and protecting their integrity, Tameka Ellington, faculty director for diversity at Kent State’s Shanno Rodgers and...

Professor turns African fables into fashion

Dominique Pishotti September 21, 2016

Tameka Ellington, an assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising at Kent State, opened a new exhibition on campus this week.The exhibit, "Retold: African Culture and Fables Reinterpreted into...

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