‘Straight Outta Compton’ shows the hardships of African-American rappers

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Editor-in-Chief Black History Month at FDU’s Florham Campus continued to bring students together to talk about the issues of African Americans throughout history at a screening of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” which came out in August 2015. On...

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Panelists gather to analyze the struggles of African-American women and their hair

JANIQUE BALTIMORE Contributor The “I Am Not My Hair…Maybe?” panel, hosted as part of a series for Black History Month on the Florham Campus, was held in the Orangerie on Feb. 9. The speakers at the event were four different African-American...

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Former Def Jam CEO talks music and media

ANDREW DAKAN Design Editor Fairleigh Dickinson University’s celebration of Black History Month started with an event titled “Music, Media & Modernity.” The event, which took place on Feb. 4, was headlined with an interview with former Def Jam Records...

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Students perform reading of ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Digital Manager This February, the Florham Campus is commemorating Black History Month with several different events. A student-directed stage reading of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” by Pearl Cleage took place on Feb. 11 in the Barn...

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Nicole Franklin discusses film industry with students

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor Last week, as part of Black History Month at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Florham Campus, Nicole Franklin gave a lecture about small-time independent filmmakers and how difficult it is to get into the filmmaking business. Franklin herself...

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First Hot Topics of semester covers ‘postracial’ question

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer On Feb. 12, just hours before President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address, the College at Florham hosted the first Hot Topics panel of the semester. The event, “The Media and Race: Are...

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Hip Hop Around the World event welcomes Negros Americanos

LUCILA SPARKES Advertising Manager Hip hop is not just a combination of words thrown to a matching beat. On Feb. 13, the Social Sciences and History Department, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and the Black History Month Committee hosted “Hip Hop Around...

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Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver gives emotional BHM lecture

MONIQUE VITCHE News Editor On Feb. 12, New Jersey State Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver came to speak to the packed Lenfell Hall at the College at Florham as part of a series of Black History Month events organized by the Black History...

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Hot Topics provokes discussion at final Black History Month forum

AYINDE J. STEVENS Staff Writer Hot Topics hosted a dramatization by the cast of “Black History, Black Voices 3” on Feb. 27 in Lenfell Hall, with an estimated 220 FDU students, faculty and parents in attendance. “Black History, Black Voices” needed...

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As Black History Month ends, Women’s History Month begins

ANNIE SENDROWITZ Contributor On Feb. 28, three groups on campus held an event called “The Auction Block,” which addressed slavery, in Twombly Lounge. To avoid graphic and gruesome detailed images of how slaves were treated in reality, the actors and actresses...

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