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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Participants in BSUs candlelight visual stood together to remember those whove fallen victim to police brutality.

BSU remembers victims of police brutality through candlelight vigil

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter February 24, 2022

On Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. the Black Student Union held a “Say Their Names” Candlelight vigil for those who’ve lost their lives because of police brutality. As a part of Black Student Week, members...

Dasyonne Brashear

Representing for the culture: What Black History Month means to me

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter February 8, 2022

To me, Black History Month means finally being able to celebrate my culture. This is the month African Americans get to draw attention to all the achievements and progress we have made. In elementary...

SLU Black History Month 2022 events calendar

SLU Black History Month 2022 events calendar

Chase Gispert, Staff Reporter February 3, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, Multicultural and International Student Affairs will host a variety of events throughout February. See the calendar below: Monday, Feb. 7:  MISA      “I’m...

Members of the Hammond community joined the Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity in marching in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan 31.

Alpha Phi Alpha honors MLK, marches into Black History Month

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter February 1, 2022

On Jan. 31, the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial march and program, sponsored by MISA. They were accompanied by several other student organizations,...

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 Exhibiting African American Culture, which will showcase African American visual and performance arts. Through this collaboration between SGA and MISA, the exhibition will allow students to widen their knowledge and show their appreciation for Black history.

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...

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