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The annual, two-week long event at The University of Akron begins on Feb. 24.

Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor February 20, 2020

The University of Akron will be hosting its 14th annual ‘Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond’ event in the final week of Black History Month and into March, with a wide array of events spanning...

The local jazz band called Blu Pi plays music at Starbucks during ZPNs event for Black History Month.

Jazz Group “Blue Pi” Entertains Crowd in the Student Union for the Conclusion of Black History Month

By Paul Clifford, Writer March 2, 2016

The jazz group Blue Pi gave a stellar performance in the Student Union on Monday evening, Feb. 29 to conclude Black History Month. The group is composed of musicians Kofi (piano), Jay (saxophone), and...

The all-white Oscar ballot

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer February 24, 2016

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors...

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 10, 2016

During this brisk season, the country trembled with the shouts of civil rights activists who fought for the right to realize their dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America now stands...

Music with a message

Music with a message

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer February 10, 2016

Music is nothing without meaning behind the message. Music is a display of an artist’s ability to showcase the world a bit of what’s happening in the current time. The day before her Super Bowl performance...

Members of Black Students United presented Too Black with a thank-you plaque following his show.

Black expression benefit for Flint water crisis

By Preston Davis, Writer February 8, 2016

Raw aggression and sincere emotion took the stage at an event last Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge to benefit the victims of the Flint water crisis. “Too Black,” a spoken-word...

Why cultural diversity matters in college

Why cultural diversity matters in college

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor February 3, 2016

Throughout the month of February, students here at The University of Akron are encouraged to join in and celebrate Black History Month. It is a time of the year where the student body and surrounding communities...

Director and cast members from the play, Or Does it Explode?

Issues highlighted in Black History Month play

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2015

In honor of Black History month, “...Or Does it Explode?” premiered at UA’s Daum Theater on Thursday, Feb. 12 for the Rethinking Race series. This play is based off of the Langston Hughes poem...

Morgan Freeman helps high school desegregate

Morgan Freeman helps high school desegregate

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor February 12, 2015

As a part of Black History month and the 2015 Film Festival sponsored by University Libraries and in part by the Department of Student Life, the documentary “Prom Night in Mississippi” was featured...

African-American professor tells rare tale

February 28, 2013

Chris Phillips Dr. Charles DeBose, a professor at The University of Akron, is bicultural, bilingual, historical, worldly and a musician. All of those adjectives are impressive, but DeBose was also the...

From MLK to Obama: A rethinking race lecture event

February 9, 2012

By: Marcus Nicholson Last Wednesday began Black History Month. It was also the kickoff to the Rethinking Race program that is an annual part of The University of Akron’s programming. Charles J. Ogletree...

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