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Members of the NIU Black Counselors Association are presenting 28 days worth of interesting pieces of African-American history in recognition of Black Heritage Month. The term African-American is offensive to many black Americans. The term was created in an attempt to create an equivalent of “German-American or Italian-American.” However, blacks in America don’t have such...
NIU’s Center for Black Studies has scheduled a variety of events in celebration of Black Heritage Month, with the theme “A New Age of Resistance: Respecting Our History, Defining Our Future.” Throughout the month of February, the NIU community will celebrate the many important contributions of African-Americans during Black Heritage Month. The opening ceremony, featuring...
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Ken Rapier is a man on a mission. As a certified flight instructor and president of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 67-year-old is committed to keeping the legacy of the famed “red tails” alive. “They were a group of great men, and great men leave legacies for all of us,” said Rapier,...
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NIU will host “Operation Graduation” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to celebrate National TRiO Day. Sponsored by Student Support Services, workshops will be held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Topics include: Social Media: Creating Your Own Brand College Readiness: Survival, Planning and Study Skills Graduate School...
NIU Center for Black Studies
NIU’s Center for Black Studies has scheduled a full slate of events for Black Heritage Month 2014. The theme for this year is “Reclaiming Our Roots, Renewing Our Commitment” and will honor Nelson Mandela’s life, work and legacy. From 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, NIU Department of History professor Ismael Montana will lead...
NIU Center for Black Studies
The NIU Center for Black Studies has scheduled a full slate of events for Black Heritage Month, which this year will observe the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. La Vonne I. Neal, dean of NIU’s College of Education, will explore these central...
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“Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois,” a powerful documentary which chronicles the ongoing history of blacks and Latinos in Illinois higher education, will screen at NIU. The screening begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, inside the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The film features trailblazers...
NIU Center for Black Studies
With 2012 being a leap year, the NIU community will have an extra day in February to revel in, learn about and focus on Black Heritage Month. Organizers say they will need every hour of that day to remind students and faculty of the national and international contributions African-Americans have made to politics, the arts,...
World-renowned gospel singer Fred Hammond will help the NIU community celebrate Black Heritage Month when he performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, with the NIU Black Choir. The event will take place at the NIU Convocation Center. Hammond, known as “Babyface of Gospel,” has been a legendary performer since he began entertaining audiences globally more...
Black History Month
A month full of activities the NIU community has planned in celebration of Black Heritage Month 2011 will begin Tuesday, Feb. 1.
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Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. in Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The speaker will be Lasana Hotep, the lead consultant of Hotep Consultants and a student affairs staff member at Arizona State University in Tempe.