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Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

February 21, 2019

This story was originally published in The Easterner in Vol. 19, No. 25 in 1969 and has not yet been changed except for AP style. The Reverend Jesse J...

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

February 21, 2019

Black History Month involves more than just highlighting historical events and learning about slavery and the civil rights movement. It highlights histori...

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines African American identity in the late 60s

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines African American identity in the late 60s

February 21, 2019

Rev. Jesse Jackson drew a standing ovation from a near capacity crowd in Showalter Auditorium Thursday night as he spoke on the new meanings his people...

Black Student Union aims to engage all students during Black History Month

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under Arts & Features

Ry-Yon Nixon and Taisa Bernard anticipate lots of education, engagement and excitement to come out of this year’s Black History Month. Nixon, Secretary of Africana Studies and Black Student Union (BSU) adviser, said the idea formulation for February’s celebration started as early as last July. The month was planned under the overarching theme of “Setting the Record Straight...

Students’ view on Black History Month: Is one month enough?

By Shawntelle Moncy and Alla Drokina, for the Easterner

February 13, 2015

Filed under Eagle Life

Some African-American students at EWU would argue that 28 out of 365 days a year to celebrate black history is not sufficient. According to a head count survey done by Ethnic Diversity at EWU fall quarter, 3.21 percent of the student population marked being black or African-American. That is approximately 432 students out of 13,453. Senior journalism major Whitney Mitchell,...

Black History Month: A celebration of culture

Black History Month: A celebration of culture

February 13, 2015

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “father of black history,” established Negro History Week, which fell between the birthdays of Frederick...

‘Central Park Five’ shines dark light on broken justice system in New York City

‘Central Park Five’ shines dark light on broken justice system in New York City

March 5, 2014

  “The Central Park Five” depicts the story of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Saldana, Yusef Salaam and Kharey Wise, the five youth...

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