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Students, faculty and staff linked arms together to show unity at the rally for peace called "MSUnified." Photo by Terry Wright, Staff Photographer

Morgan State rallies for unity & peace at MSUnified

by Akira Kyles, Asst. Campus News EditorMorgan State University students and faculty gathered together to express the state of unity and peace on campus and in the Baltimore community. Morgan’s Student Government Association organized the event, called “MSUnified.” Morgan’s band warmed up the crowd and drew people to the quad for the peace rally. To bring unity to the crowd, the program began in a prayer followed by the audience singing along with a choir member to “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Commonly known radio personality and member of the Islamic community, Farajii Muhammad attended the event to speak on […]

by · August 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, MSU Spotlight, MSUnified, NATIONAL NEWS, Social Commentary
Panelists for the Town Hall: Together Baltimore getting seated. Photo credit: Tramon Lucas

Town Hall: Together Baltimore Recap

by Benjamin McKnight, III The MSU Spokesman Editor-In-Chief Just over one year ago, Baltimore was the focus of news outlets across the globe as the city went into a state of unrest following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. ​The 2016 Region I National Association of Black Journalists Conference was hosted at Morgan State University, with a focus on Gray’s death and the role that media plays in telling the stories of social issues. The final event, a town hall entitled “Together Baltimore,” featured prestigious guests such as democratic mayoral-elect Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Police Commissioner […]

Journalists and distinguished guests attend NABJ Region 1 conference

Journalists and distinguished guests attend NABJ Region 1 conference

by Maliik Obee, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterJournalists from all over gathered in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University for the National Association of Black Journalists annual Region 1 conference, Saturday. The NABJ Region 1 conference, with the help of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists, featured panel discussions and workshops led by distinguished professionals in the world of journalism. In a special master class, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sat down with lead WJZ-13 CBS anchorman Vic Carter for a keynote interview. After an introduction by Carter documenting Cummings decorated career, Cummings received a […]