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As the 2021-22 school year recently came to a close, students are reflecting on their time at IU. For some students, IU has been a wonderful home to them. However, many other students have complex feelings about their experiences on campus, which is quite different from the experiences of white students.
The African American Arts Institute held a 50th-anniversary banquet celebration for the IU Soul Revue on April 22 and honored former alumnus Mike Burton.
Being a Black student at a predominantly white institution can be a complex experience. The feeling of not belonging can be felt by Black students in any space where the majority is occupied by white people.
On April 7, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history, becoming the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the nation.
The IUSG student life committee, along with IU Women and Co. held a women’s leadership conference Wednesday in the IMU Georgian Room.
Joseph Smedley was born on March 27, 1995. He is remembered as being a big-hearted and sweet person, his older sister, Vivianne Bernas, said one day after his 27th birthday.
The Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) hosted an event on campus March 24 with Grammy award-winning singer Bishop Hezekiah Walker and gospel music executive Teresa Hairston, Ph.D.
The war in Ukraine has gained worldwide attention, and conversations surrounding racism and human dignity have been on the rise.
For 25 years, Yolanda Treviño has served the IU community and given back to students in remarkable ways.
Isak Nti Asare is running for congressional office for the 9th District of Indiana. Asare lives a life of hope and promise for future generations through his love of community and those around him.
IU Student Government and the Black Student Union led a panel event on the evolution of leadership Thursday. The panel discussion was directed by IU senior and BSU President Ariyonna Cousins. On the panel were four of the five Black student body presidents IU has had throughout its history.
Actress Hattie McDaniel is a seemingly forgotten icon and pioneer within the Black community and has been overshadowed in history.
Editor’s Note: This story includes mention of violence.
Sunrise Bloomington led a rally Tuesday at Harlos House on campus to protest against the use of fossil fuels. The organization is urging IU to discontinue its investments in fossil fuels, divest from them and then reinvest in more sustainable and green energy.
On Jan. 23, the Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill that restricts education of the country’s racial history within Indiana schools.
Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer announced his retirement on Jan. 27, creating a vacancy within the Court.
A video recently resurfaced on social media of President Joe Biden’s June 2020 comments comparing the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the murder of George Floyd. The statement caused great conversation on various media platforms in recent weeks.
Antonio Brown, former receiver for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recently made headlines in the news for abruptly exiting a game. According to ESPN, Brown felt he was unable to play due to broken bone fragments in his ankle. On social media, Brown stated the Buccaneers forced him to play in a game while he was injured and did not want to make his injury worse.
Last week, the U.S. Justice Department closed the murder case of Emmett Till, which is yet another act that demonstrates how the United States continues to fail Black people.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund recently announced Janai Nelson would take over the role of president in place of Sherrilyn Ifill, continuing to trailblaze a path for Black women in leadership.