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Chicago organizer leads Black Lives Matter discussion at Morgan

Diamond Durant, Contributing WriterStudents gathered in the university student center Thursday night for a special event titled, “Do Black Lives Matter to Black People?”, a concrete discussion based around education, economics, war and more in the black community. The open discussion was facilitated by Enoch Muhammad, a southside Chicago native and empowerment specialist with a love for music that led him to birth Hip-Hop DetoxX. Muhammad defines Hip-Hop as “truth without boundaries” and DetoxX as the “removal of poison”, forming the non-profit organization aimed at developing better socio-emotional life skills for youth. Muhammad kicked off the event by asking everyone […]

by · February 10, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS

Frederick Douglass Convocation Recap

by Penelope Blackwell, Staff WriterEducation was just one of the themes explored as Morgan State’s own Dr. Jared A. Ball addressed the audience at the Student Government Association sponsored Frederick Douglass Convocation, Thursday. The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center was filled with students ready to embrace the spirit of black student magic. “Your black is magic. Yes, we are magic, but we are not inferior. Yes, we are magic, but not to be looked over. Yes, we are magic, but we are not to be oppressed people,” said Student Government Association president Joy Jolene-Griffin as she introduced Ball. Ball […]

by · February 9, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS
From left to right, Retired Col. Charles McGee, Reginald Rogers, and Charles Muondi at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Morgan hosts Tuskegee Airman for symposium [Lookbook]

Maliik Obee, Staff Writer and Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-in-ChiefAs part of Morgan State University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Army ROTC hosted the Tuskegee Airman Symposium today. Retired Col. Charles McGee, a member of the Army Air Corps, spoke to an audience about his military experience during the desegregation of the armed forces, which began with segregated units. McGee’s accomplishments include over 400 combat missions through three wars – a record that has yet to be broken – before retiring in 1973. The day’s festivities also included an induction of new members into […]

by · February 7, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS

MSU President meets with International students following Muslim travel ban

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterMorgan State University President David Wilson held a meeting with international students Thursday afternoon, where he condemned President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim countries. Wilson said he was “disappointed” in Trump’s order, which went into effect January 27. “That [executive] order does not represent who we are as a country,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t represent who we are as higher education institutions in this country, and it certainly does not represent who we are here at Morgan.” Wilson continued by encouraging students to act with care when making international travel. He also said a […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, International News, PERSPECTIVES
Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

by Tramon Lucas, Managing Editor“Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter,” is one of the most controversial debates to shake up conversations over the last couple of years. BLM is not only a phrase; it is a movement to bring awareness to issues that African-Americans face today, whether it comes in the form of the average racist or the mistreatment from those sworn to protect and serve or anything in between. The ALM statement shoehorns its way into the discussion mostly out of fear and miseducation on the issues. When ALM supporters hear “Black Lives Matter” they think that immediately denounces […]

by · December 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, Morganite of the Year, SECTIONS