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Programming throughout the month of February is scheduled in celebration of Black History Month.

Black History Month: 29 days of celebration and recognition

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2024

“Black history is a significant piece to American history and I want to make sure that that's not forgotten about,” said Greg Moore, director of African American Student Initiatives. The Black...

The event celebrated the excellence of NKUs African American community.

UJIMA: A celebration of “The Power of Us” in the African American community

Moyo Mike-Adeogun, Social Media Editor April 7, 2023

The evening of April 5 was one filled with celebration as over 60 students, faculty and staff from NKU’s African American community were honored at this year’s Ujima ceremony.  Ujima, meaning “collective...

Students harness the power of TikTok to promote student organizations

Students harness the power of TikTok to promote student organizations

Mohamed Omar, Reporter March 2, 2023

NKU students are using TikTok to showcase their student organizations and bring attention to their activities on campus. As a social media platform that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few...

Lauren Prather visited NKU to talk about the history of African American English, capping off Black History Month programing by African American Student Initiatives.

We Talk Right: A discussion of African American English, identity and progress

Anariah Powell, Reporter March 1, 2023

To conclude NKU’s month-long celebration of Black History Month, the office of African American Student Initiatives hosted “Talking Black in America with Lauren Prather.”  The event, which took...

From left to right: Bryanna Hall, Prosper Jibunor, Shumyla Wright

This is me: How three Black leaders are making their community on campus

Emily Sisk, News Editor February 26, 2023

Shumyla Wright Black History Month serves as a reminder for the accomplishments and endurance of African Americans to senior Shumyla Wright, but the observance also challenges her to keep going...

Bonita Brown (top left) and Carlous Yates (top right) introduce Dr. Angela Davis.

Activist Dr. Angela Davis spoke with the NKU community for Black History Month

Alyssa Weber, Arts and Life Editor February 18, 2021

Tuesday evening, over 500 students, faculty, staff and members of the community tuned in virtually to hear educator and activist Dr. Angela Davis share her experiences and advice as this year’s Black...

Anna Marie Adams (center) leads the protest next to Kiazja Watterson-Brown.

Students ‘say her name’ across campus in protest against Breonna Taylor ruling

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor September 24, 2020

After a grand jury indicted one of three officers for the shooting of Breonna Taylor, Kiazja Watterson-Brown felt it was necessary to bring awareness of Taylor’s case and decision, but also for the...

Carlous Yates serves as NKUs African American Student Initiatives Director.

New initiatives director aims to spark engagement

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 6, 2019

Carlous Yates, NKU’s new director of African American Student Initiatives (AASI) office, is fiercely passionate about helping students—perhaps because he’s still a student himself. During...

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