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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 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

Theatre Morgan takes a revolutionary look to present day issues

Jazmine Hawes, Contributing WriterMorgan State University’s theater department presented an evening of one-acts in the play the “Dutchman & The Last Revolutionary” this past weekend. The play was directed by former The Wire actor and current Morgan professor Philip Royston Burgess and written by Leroi Jones, Imamu Amiri Baraka and Levy Lee Simon. Morgan students Juwan Hensley and Aaron Miller, and Towson senior Kathleen Whitney played the main characters. The play was broken into two parts, focusing on two time periods in which the black community were racially targeted; the 1960s, when Clay (Hensley) was targeted by a white woman […]

by · October 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, THEATER
Million Man March: Getting With the Times

Million Man March: Getting With the Times

By Blair YoungThousands of people convened on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 10, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Million Man March with the Justice or Else rally. Although the attendance was not as massive as twenty years ago, it did offer a level of diversity that was not found at the first march. The overwhelming amount of younger people, most of them 35 and below, came to voice their displeasure with the current situation of being a young black person in America. The crowds also had a large contingency of women, which was one […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Million Man March: Justice Or Else