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In addition to MISA using its regular staff to coordinate and work the exhibit, they also extended a welcome for volunteers to Student Government Affairs and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter on campus.

Students perform at ‘Exhibiting African American Culture’

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

The University’s Multicultural and International Student Affairs division hosted Exhibiting African American Culture, an event meant to showcase African American talent and culture through the lens of...

Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Louisiana-born Madam C.J. Walker made way as the first African American woman to become a self-made millionaire in the heart of a time when it did not seem possible.  Born on Dec. 23, 1867 from previously...

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend

SGA and MISA to honor Black History Month with exhibition

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 23, 2021

In honor of the 51st Black History Month, students and faculty at the university are invited to participate in an artistic exhibit of African American Culture.  This month, the Office of Multicultural...

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Ruby Bridges: The problem that she lived with

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

It was Nov. 14, 1960 when an African American 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges was set to start first grade at an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Every day for that year, Bridges was escorted...

Breaking Barriers Behind the Camera: The Gordon Parks Story

Breaking Barriers Behind the Camera: The Gordon Parks Story

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments...

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 18, 2020

“Black women working for NASA in the ‘60s? How am I just now hearing about this?” That was my initial reaction when the movie “Hidden Figures” first hit theaters. I remember feeling both fascinated...

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

Dorothy Height was an activist and administrator throughout the 20th century who started many institutions that pushed for both the rights of black Americans and of women in America. Born in Richmond,...

Maya Angelou

Black History Month feature: Maya Angelou

Elana Guillory , Staff Reporter February 4, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments...

The Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny Mentorship Program hosted a celebratory event featuring an essay contest and speakers. The event promoted self-actualization, self-identity and taking control of one's destiny.

A celebration of identity and African-American history

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter February 25, 2019

To honor, celebrate and encourage community members and middle school, high school and college students, the Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny Mentorship Program hosted the “African American History...

Chad Duffaut, a graduate student, addresses inclusion in sports with

Lectures devoted to Black History Month

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter February 25, 2019

The Department of History and Political Science is hosting lectures on African philosophy, racial inequality in golf and Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse, as part of the 2019 Spring History and Politics...

Peace, civility and amnesia

Peace, civility and amnesia

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor February 19, 2019

Everyone loves a rebel, so long as it is convenient that is. As we celebrate Black History Month and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and civil disobedience, it appears many people forget how the movement...

Chad Duffaut, a graduate student, addresses inclusion in sports with

Lecturer takes on inclusion in golf

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter February 13, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Chad Duffaut aimed to not only educate students on the discrimination against African-Americans in golf today but also recognize the strength and resilience of those...

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