Every year, the University of Florida Black History Month Executive Board along with the Black Student Union sponsors a multitude of volunteering opportunities, social awareness, community fundraisers, concerts, inspirational speakers, and forums on campus. In order for this to be a success, we need your help! We are requesting your participation
Although the article has good points, the article did not mention solutions for the struggles, challenges, and dilemmas of African American students on campus and the future trajectory for African American studies. I know that it is very difficult to predict what changes will be in the future for the trajectory of the African American Studies program. However, the article did bring insight for other researchers as an “opportunity to cultivate solidarity and sharpen and update its analysis of racism in the United States” (p 235).
The Annual Black Caucus is a yearly event that takes place in the Nation’s capital of Washington, DC every September. At the conference, various leaders, policy makers, and educators respectfully come together to discuss issues that face many African American communities. Most importantly, meaningful discussions on solutions to resolve these issues are debated. The Annual Black Caucus provides a platform to inform, inspire, and motivate future African American youth progressing into the 21st century and beyond.
Currently in the University of Missouri there are hundreds of black students protesting over what they believe is right. The university of Missouri has shown some sketchy behavior towards their students of color, which is causing racial tensions on campus. This sparked students into action; they have been protesting incidents that they believe were not handled correctly. These students took it in their own hands to speak out on the social injustice they have noticed in their school. It shows how university students are working with each other to work for the same cause that can benefit the whole school. The students are leading with integrity because they are fighting for something they believe for. They are speaking up for what they want to
Minority serving institutions have been an integral part of the education system in the United States since before the Civil War (LeMelle, 2002). Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have, for much of their existence, been criticized for the level of academic rigor, political context, and their social agenda have created controversy for generations. With that being said, HBCUs hold a valuable place in the landscape of US higher education institutions. The culture, history, and perspective that is taught and shared are unparalleled and cannot be replicated at a predominately white institution (PWI).
On October 20, 2017, the Student Government Association (SGA) conducted a survey to students at the University of Mary Washington about President Paino’s draft of An Investment of Hope for the Future: A Strategic Vision for the University of Mary Washington. The purpose of the survey was to gather
Council of Black Students in Administration is a Fisher organization geared toward the professional development of African-Americans students. We execute this goal by hosting companies to present about topics that every young professional will need as they begin to enter the workplace, such as resume building and elevator pitches. As Director of Membership, it is my responsibility to bring African American students together and make them aware of not only professional opportunities, but also the academic opportunities that Fisher has to offer.
In this response paper I will be using James B. Stewart's essay to discuss the critical themes, concepts, and issues of African Studies. I will be explaining why black institutions should talk more about black studies and how they should be implemented more into all subjects. James starts off his essay with W.E.B DuBois, stating that the “university must become not simply a center of knowledge but a center of applied knowledge and guide of action”.That meant a university shouldn't just be based off of just listening to the teacher and learning things but it should be based off of learning things and applying it to life and doing something with that knowledge. James is agreeing with DuBois in his essay and letting us know why we need more black studies.
Arizona State University has been deemed one of the most diverse universities because their ethnic diversity is described as above average. However, according to the racial demographics, more than half of the students at this university are Caucasian. In my opinion, providing a setting for students that is culturally diverse is one of the most important aspects of a college campus. While Arizona State University has somewhat diverse campuses, it seems as if minorities are outnumbered. Being an African American student of ASU has inspired me to want to be a part of projects and events that advocate for African Americans. More specifically, being an African American woman has been a huge inspiration. It has inspired me because I have heard
Large portions of the minority youth in the Midwest grow up in low-income communities where risk factors reduce their chances to attend college and excel academically. Project IMPACT is a multicultural academic program created by former Associate Provost of Diversity, Dr. Myra Gordon, to help minority recruitment and retention. Over
Recently I attended an event on my college campus for women’s history month. The event I attended was held by a black women name Suzan Johnson Cooke, a presidential advisor, pastor, theologian, author, activist, and academic who served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. At the event she spoke about her upbringings and all of her achievements. She explained where she came from, how she was raised, and her struggles of becoming the women she is today.
Norfolk State University, a historically black university, is rich in history and deeply rooted in the south eastern Virginia region. NSU is the only HBCU founded in the midst of the great depression. Since, NSU has grown tremendously over the last eighty years. Now, the campus spans 134 acers and has 40 buildings, four of which were newly built as of 2011. Through partnerships with neighboring universities, community organizations and business vendors, Norfolk State provides vital services to this area. It is a pristine center of education and a hub of black excellence and achievement. Needed now, more than ever, is a reflection on NSU’s political, cultural and social relevance in 2015.
In conclusion, Martha Biondi‘s research was skillfully written that included interviews from participants that told their stories about struggles and social movement. The interviews made a significant connection between the need for African American studies, teaching, and African American academic research. The interviewees affected Bondi’s research contribution, and
It was difficult to find the PSU Women’s Resource Center social movements and policies in the PSU library. They weren’t on file there so I had to go their web page and found their values and advisory board polices, but I also round a summary of their history and how
The event that occurred on Wednesday May 25, 2016 in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex entitled Abolition, Resistance and the Black Radical Tradition by Angela Davis can be summarized with a single word, powerful. This event was made possible by the Pan African Studies department developed in 1969. I was