“If you can carry a tune, come on!” said Raymond Wise, Director of the African American Choral Ensemble.
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During the beginning of the pandemic, Cara Caddoo was doing research. She had recently watched 1921 film, "By Right of Birth” and noticed strange clues within the film. So, she began digging, and it was this specific research on the film that led to her discovering a previously overlooked detail in a historical Black film.
On Sept. 22, IU Cinema premiered its third showing in Maya Cade’s film series “Home is Where the Heart Is.” The series presented two more movies: “Dreaming Rivers” and “Black Mother.”
Travis Washington, Southern Illinois University graduate and current IU employee, published a petition called The Hands Up Act, in December 2018. The petition, which as of this month has over 2.7 million signatures, calls for police officers who shoot unarmed citizens to serve a mandatory 15-year prison sentence.
On Sept. 2, Serena Williams played her last match in the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York. After a three-hour-long match, she was eliminated by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round at Arthur Ashe Stadium. At the end of the match, Williams expressed gratitude for the accomplishments she has made so far to various news networks.
IU Cinema presented two films curated by the Black Film Archive creator Maya Cade on Sept. 1. These films are part of Cade’s complete series which will include various films exploring the theme: “Home Is Where the Heart Is: Black Cinemas Exploration of Home.” Running until Oct. 1, film topics explore various ideas of “home,” and how those relate to the African diaspora.
An IU student organized an arts festival to raise money for the Middle Way House Saturday at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts.