A well-intended rally quickly turned into a clashing of ideas.Read More
The University of Maryland was one of several public colleges and universities in the state of Maryland to fail in Black student representation equity.Read More
The event brought Black women and their allies together for a march through Washington, D.C.Read More
A week following its release, the new Apple devices aren’t selling as quickly as usual.Read More
Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, will step down from their 8-year position with Facebook in the coming weeks.Read More
On Monday, Jan. 29, the Baltimore Sun released a piece entitled “Black student enrollment lags at University of Maryland.” Four days later, President Wallace D. Loh responded to the article in an op-ed piece also published by the Baltimore Sun. In light of recent events on the University of Maryland College Park campus, what does the data reveal and what does it mean to the university’s president?
Every dance team looks forward to their very first performance, and the UMD Star Strutters were no different. After months of practices and technique classes, they would finally take the stage as UMD’s very first band dance team, at the February 16th Date Auction sponsored by UMD NPHC, Black Student Union and The Lunch Table.
While UMD already has a cheerleading squad, Guard and Dance Team, the form of band dance that Shanell Erhunmwunse, freshman letters and sciences major and captain of Star Strutters, introduced to UMD was something traditionally seen at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Read More
The legacy of the Juke Joint still lives on today. The Nyumburu Cultural Center celebrated 20 years of hosting Juke Joint on November 30, 2017. Juke Joint has served the black community on campus as a home of self-expression. Students perform original songs, spoken word poetry, rap and dance.Read More
In the past, there has only been a Mr. & Mrs. BSU, but this year there is a full royal court comprised of Mr. & Mrs. BSU from each class.Read More
One would think that in 2017 sexual harassment, assault and misconduct of women in the workplace would be a thing of the past. In the weeks since Actress Ashley Judd came out in a New York Times article accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, legions of other women like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow Rose McGowan and most recently Lupita Nyong’o have stepped forward and recounted their horrific encounters with Weinstein. Some are accusing him of sexual harassment, assault and in the most extreme cases, rape.Read More
Student Entertainment Events hosted on Thursday Insecure's Yvonne Orji as part of their Hear the Turtle series. The event aimed to start conversations about diversity and decrease tensions on campus. With humor and grace, Orji discussed the importance of diversity, being a black woman immigrant in the Trump era, as well as getting her start in Hollywood.Read More
BY ALEAH GREEN
Twitter has been flooded with pictures of collegiate black men wearing durags on their campus and calling the event “Durag Day.”Durag Day was first seen at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., and it quickly transformed into a movement at other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Read More
BY LAUREN FROST
African American studies professor Dr. Jason Nichols posted a video of a racist ranting voicemail that he received that compared black people to "jungle monkeys" and repeatedly referred to blacks using the N-word.
Nichols, an African American studies professor at the University of Maryland, recently appeared on Tucker Nelsons show on Fox news to discuss Columbus day. Nichols has often been featured on Fox to talk about subjects pertaining to race and culture. During the interview Nichols discussed the problematic nature of Columbus day.Read More
By BRIANA BRISCOE
The lecture titled “Good Trouble” explored how Lewis and Aydin used different forms of civil disobedience, like marches, sit-ins or social movement hashtags in tweets, to change decisions that impacted them or others. The chapel’s first floor was filled to capacity with students, faculty and other Maryland residents, young and old, prepared to hear Lewis and Aydin speak.Read More
BY ALEAH GREEN
In light of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem, the 2017-2018 Black Student Union Freshman Council discussed at their first general body meeting on Oct. 2 their thoughts on his actions and whether NFL players and even us students should “Take a Knee to Take a Stand.”Read More
On Thursday, Oct. 12 2017, Rep. John Lewis, D-G.A., and co-author Andrew Aydin gave a lecture, entitled Good Trouble, at the Memorial Chapel to discuss their book March: Book Three. Rep. Lewis and Aydin were sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the William L. Thomas ODK Lecture Series, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The lecture provided students and faculty with the opportunity to learn more about “The Boy from Troy.”Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 28 Senator Chris Van Hollen spoke at the Anwar Sadat Forum on issues plaguing the nation. President Trump was the main topic of conversation in relation to the bipartisan division of social and political issues.
Dr. Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, sat down with Sen. Van Hollen to converse on very prominent issues.Read More