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LGBTQA Panel Leads Discussion on Their Shades of Black

Benjamin McKnight IIIStudents, faculty and visitors of Morgan State University gathered in the University Student Center for the first of two installments in the “Shades of Black And…” panel discussion on Monday evening. Sponsored by MSU’s LGBTQA Advisory Board, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Office of Student Activities and outside organization Equality Maryland, the four-person panel spoke with the audience and one another about their experiences of being Black and LGBTQ. The panelists included Brian Stewart, senior business administration major, Rev. Cedric Harmon, member of the Many Voices movement and visiting lesbian couple Jay and Treeva Morrow. Panelists and audience […]

by · October 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
LGBTQA Morgan Community Stands Up for Visibility

LGBTQA Morgan Community Stands Up for Visibility

By Jada VanderpoolOn Tuesday morning, the LGBTQA Council held Morgan’s first ever kickoff event and recognition of the observed national coming out day. “It’s wonderful that we’re apart of this at Morgan and that we’re observing our history month, and the achievements on our campus,” said Elizabeth Gunn, cochair of the LGBTQA council.  National coming out day began in 1979 with the first LGBT rally in Washington, and LGBT month began in 1994 in Missouri. LGB History Month was introduced by former President Bill Clinton in 2000 and Transgender was included by President Obama in 2009.  Other speakers of the opening […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 1 comment · CAMPUS NEWS
Morgan Remembers “Family”

Morgan Remembers “Family”

The University Chapel overflowed Sunday as many generations of the extended Morgan community gathered for the Annual Candle Light Memorial Service, led by the Rev. Dr. Bernard Keels, director of the Chapel, and Jacqueline L. Lawson, president of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association. “Your Morgan family loves you,” Lawson, Class of 1975, said in welcoming those gathered to remember more than 100 people who had been students, faculty and staff members from as long ago as the Class of 1933 – Naomi Heath Shafer – who died since last year’s Homecoming Week. They also remembered two young students […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

Morgan Homecoming Church Service Brings Young and Old Morganites Together

By Bijan GlennThe normally quiet and peaceful University Chapel will soon be loud and bustling with alumni, family and friends who have come to celebrate their former colleagues and classmates. On Sunday at the annual 10 a.m. homecoming service, a candle will be lit for deceased alumni and family members as their names are read. “It is a very moving ceremony because it points to the rich contributions of Morganites from the past. It’s a very fine way to pause and remember them during Homecoming Week,” said the Rev. Bernard Keels, the director of the University Chapel. “Current students will […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
YG and Young Jeezy Electrified Homecoming Concert

YG and Young Jeezy Electrified Homecoming Concert

By Benjamin McKnight IIIAmidst grumblings and disappointment from much of the student body, Morgan State University’s Homecoming concert managed to produce a nearly gym-packing audience for headliners YG and Young Jeezy on Friday. A handful of nearby schools held their homecoming concerts the same night with seemingly more favorable lineups, forcing MSU had to fight for attendance from their own students as well as possible visitors. Nonetheless, over 1,300 tickets were sold. The concert opened with performances by rapper and former student Kontrah and former Morganite, singer Justine Skye. Though the crowd received them with love, they were clearly anxious […]