Do You Know Your History? Fashion Trends that Originated from Black Culture

Fashion today is unequivocally pioneered in Black culture. However, the history of Black fashion is complex. Mostly built on colonial racism and the subjugation of Black and brown bodies, fashion industries were well known to whitewash and profit off of Black culture without respectfully acknowledging our history. With the events of 2020 regarding the Black… Read More Do You Know Your History? Fashion Trends that Originated from Black Culture

“I am a Revolutionary”: Thoughts After Watching Judas and the Black Messiah

While watching this movie all I could think about was how insane and utterly sad it is that this happened 52 years ago and yet we are still fighting the same fight.  Fred Hampton was murdered in his sleep in 1969. Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep in 2020.  Cops are still killing unarmed… Read More “I am a Revolutionary”: Thoughts After Watching Judas and the Black Messiah

Is it Black History Month or African American History Month?

The question is pertinent, for it provides a look into the persistent ambivalence of Black identity in America. While it is acknowledged that Black History Month as it is recognized in the United States is celebrated in February, it is unclear whether this means that this month’s intent is to recognize only the contributions of… Read More Is it Black History Month or African American History Month?

BSU and MP Present: “Poetry for the Soul” a Poetry Night on the Housing Lawn

Organizations all around campus are hosting events in honor of Black History Month. The Black Student Union and Multicultural Programming have come together for the second time this month to host “Poetry for the Soul”: an event to highlight black poetry and culture.  This event took place on the evening of Feb. 11th on the… Read More BSU and MP Present: “Poetry for the Soul” a Poetry Night on the Housing Lawn

The Black Undergraduate Theatre Collective Presents: Women of Soul

On Feb. 6 2021, the Black Undergraduate Theatre Collective hosted Women of Soul. This event was streamed from the FAU Amphitheater via YouTube.  The showcase featured music from Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The event was meant to focus on the stories of these trailblazing women and… Read More The Black Undergraduate Theatre Collective Presents: Women of Soul

Do You Know Your History? The History of Black Hair in America

There is a reason why the evolution of black hair and it’s impact on our society speaks volumes about the black experience: Our hair is an integral part of our history. It has a versatile story of tears, self-hatred, rebellion, and self love. Taken to foreign lands and pressured into fitting a certain beauty standard,… Read More Do You Know Your History? The History of Black Hair in America

The Man Behind Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson

“Those who have no record of what their forebearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of bibliography and history.” – Carter G. Woodson As a young black boy in the American education system, my educators every year planned well thought out activities that sparked critical thinking and examination of the most… Read More The Man Behind Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson