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Speaker enlightens students


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer During Black History month, the life and achievements of African Americans are celebrated. One such person is Martin Luther King Jr. At an event hosted by the Multicultural Center, civil rights activist and greater New Haven community leader Carroll E. Brown shared how King had impacted her life and how she hopes to inspire others. “I speak

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Schwartz residents quizzed on Black Women history


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter In honor of Black History Month, senior Isaiah Yopp went door-todoor in Schwartz Hall, quizzing residences on African-American female history, an event he named “Who Run the World? Girls,” after the black female icon, Beyoncé. “I felt like throughout history there’ve been a lot of influential African-American females and most of them don’t get the recognition they deserve

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Black History Month Luncheon celebrates culture


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Foods from cornbread and fried plantains to buttermilk biscuits and Jamaican beef patties replaced the everyday pizza and sandwiches while students were able to listen to a live band, Caribbean Vibe, playing songs from cultural icons such as Bob Marley. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Southern held its yearly Black History Month luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Live Caribbean Music for Black History Month


Jeff Lamson – General Assignment Reporter Caribbean music with island and soul food start off Black History Month in Connecticut Hall. Open to all, the Black History Month Luncheon hosted students and staff for lunch and late breakfast while the Caribbean Vibes Steel Drum Band featuring Conroy Warren provided the entertainment. Students and staff danced with the folk storyteller that

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Hidden Kolors honors African American life


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Dozens of Southern students and people from around Connecticut joined together in the Adanti Student Center to celebrate African American culture. The event, called Hidden Kolors, was hosted by the Multicultural Center and the “Divine 9” fraternities and sororities on campus. Kyra Robinson, a sophomore political science major, worked the front table and helped

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Southern celebrates 64 Days of Nonviolence for its 13th year


Taylor Nicole Richards – News Writer Southern is participating in the 64 Days of Nonviolence for its thirteenth season. This observance started on Jan. 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, and ends on April 4, “the day we commemorate Dr. King,” according to the official online posting for the event. Sixty-four Days of Nonviolence is not one event, but a series

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