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Dr. Daudi Abe presenting his “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Principal’s Office Together?” speech on Feb, 6.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Principal’s Office Together?

February 12, 2020

  Generating open, honest conversations about racial discrimination is exactly what one historian came to EWU to do.   In honor of February...

Okera Nsombi posing in his office.

Okera Nsombi joins EWU

November 5, 2015

“The ‘N’ is silent. It’s not as scary as it looks,” said Okera Nsombi, Ph.D., Eastern’s newest assistant professor of Africana Education-Instruction,...

BSU matters, no matter your ethnicity

By Jaclyn Archer, News Editor

October 5, 2015

Handing out fliers for the Black Student Union (BSU) on Monday was a more complex experience than I expected. It seemed like a simple enough mission: get students to come to the information meetings on Tuesday at 5 p.m. or Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Patterson 248. But which students? While it seemed most practical to ask those who “appeared Black” to join the BSU, I found myself...

Members of EWU's Black Student Union, Africana Studies Department and other Eastern students advocated race and diversity education on campus through a protest held on Nov. 3.

“Let us march on ’til victory is won.”

November 12, 2014

Chants of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” could be heard throughout campus Nov. 3, when members of the Black Student Union, dressed in all black, marched...

“Justice too long delayed is justice denied:” Civil rights, oppression and a lesson learned

November 6, 2014

Hello Gentlemen and Ladies, I am writing you in regards to the article: “Protests in Missouri unfair to local businesses.” Written by: Tanner Streicher. Although this article title is great, the deliverance was wrong. Yes, the local businesses are being treated unfair by the rioting. However, this article does not focus on how the rioting has affected the businesses...

Conference workshops explain unfairness in justice system

Conference workshops explain unfairness in justice system

May 9, 2014

By Fetlew Gebreziabher contributing writer [email protected] Did you know that students of color make up 70 percent of school arrests and referrals? This is one of the issues that will be discussed at the first...

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