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

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

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 from Feb. 24 to March 7.  Rethinking Race aims to engage students and attendees in difficult conv...

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

The local jazz band called Blu Pi plays music at Starbucks during ZPN's event for 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 Rob (percussion). The University of Akron hosted several events throughout February to celebrate...

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 including Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Idris Elba are a few of the African-American ac...

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 in the symbolic shadow of an empathetic leader whose legacy, amongst many other influential peop...

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 this past Sunday, Beyoncé broke the internet once again with her latest video “Formation....

Black expression benefit for Flint water crisis

Members of Black Students United presented

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 poet from Indianapolis, was the event’s keynote performer, which was organized by UA’s Black...

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 are educated on the knowledge, pride, understanding, and empowerment of the African-Amer...

Issues highlighted in Black History Month play

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

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 called “What happens to a dream deferred?” Told in segments, each part represents an important...

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 at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Student Union Theater. The film is about Morgan Freeman returning...

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 first African-American to graduate from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in linguistics. Being the first p...

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 came and spoke to The University of Akron on how African-Americans obtained rights in a segregated ...