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Northern Now series, BSU celebrates Black History Month with alumni panel

Northern Now series, BSU celebrates Black History Month with alumni panel

Jackie Phillips February 22, 2023

Alumni relations is hosting their next installment of the Northern Now series with the help of the Black Student Union (BSU). The groups will be hosting a Black History Month alumni panel discussion on...

BLACK LOVE DAY — Black Student Union (BSU) members Khaleah Lowllun, Brianna Artis, Khadejah Thompson and Marlanaysia Rosser (pictured left to right) sell baked goods to NMU students during their Black Love Day Bake Sale in Jamrich Hall, Monday, Feb. 13. The holiday celebrates Black love in addition to Valentines Day.

Black Student Union bake sale celebrates Black Love Day

Ryley Wilcox February 16, 2023

The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a Black Love Day bake sale out of the Jamrich Hall ticketing booth on Monday, Feb. 13.  The bake sale was held on the 30th anniversary of Black Love Day, which...

MOBILE MUSEUM - The Black Student Union presented the Black history mobile museum in Jamrich Hall Feb. 9 for the campus community to engage with Black history. The museum is an over 10,000-artifact collection collected by Khalid el-Hakim, Ph.D.

Black history mobile museum visits NMU during Black history month

Ryley Wilcox February 15, 2023

The Black History Mobile Museum was displayed in the Jamrich Hall first floor middle lobby on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  As a part of Black history month at NMU, the Black Student Union...

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BSU hosts photojournalist Mel D. Cole for Black History Month

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Black Student Union will host photojournalist Mel D. Cole as part of the celebration of Black History Month.
SOUL FOOD - Social Justice For Us created a soul food menu with recipes from Edna Louis for Black History Month. Each dish was served at Global in the Northern Lights Dining Hall.

Soul food at NLD celebrates Black History Month

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 24, 2022

For the final week of Black History Month, Social Justice For Us held a dining hall takeover where classic soul food dishes such as roasted duck and cracklin bread were served for dinner Tuesday through...

FIGHTING BACK - Charles Griffis, the student whose suspension led to the sit-in in Al Niemi’s office, lines up a shot at pool. Griffiss suspension led to a sit in protest by over 100 NMU students in 1969.

A brief history of racism and the fight for racial equality at NMU

Olivia Apa, staff writer February 10, 2022

February is Black History Month and it is important to recognize the racial inequality, specifically for Black students, that has occurred globally but also at our own Northern Michigan University. The...

BSU celebrates Black excellence this month

BSU celebrates Black excellence this month

Hannah Jenkins, Contributing writer February 4, 2022

In 1926, scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.  “His intention was to promote the education of African Americans and to counteract racist indoctrination,” said Carter...


Opinion—#BLM, we’re not off the hook

Akasha Khalsa February 16, 2021
Black Lives Matter protests, police reform, and related discussions received a lot of media attention in the summer of 2020, but now the furor has left the news cycle. That does not mean we are free of our responsibility to enact change.
Photo series promo photo for the Social Justice For Us series, Power in Unity.

Social Justice For Us presents photo series “Power in Unity” celebrating Black History Month

Ashley Beronja February 2, 2021
Marquette nonprofit organization Social Justice For Us presents photo series "Power in Unity" for the annual Black History Month celebration.
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Black Panther and Afrofuturism event

Peter Smedley February 1, 2021

Tomorrow, Feb. 2, the Student Leader Fellowship Program will be hosting a guided discussion on "Black Panther" and Afrofuturism. Lead by Leah Milne, assistant professor of Multicultural American Literature at...

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