Exhibit highlights black comic book superheroes

Professor RAsheda Young observes “The Struggle Continues: A Student Writing and Graphic Arts Collaboration on Black Comic Book Superheroes.” Erik Uyemura Staff Writer   Students and faculty from the the Florham Campus’ New Jim Crow class and graphic design class collaborated to create...

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Students share experiences during event about black hair

Nu-Kermeni Kermah Staff Writer   India.Arie was one of the artists mentioned in a room filled with students because of her bold but relatable message when she sang, “Good hair means curls and waves, bad hair means you look like a slave....

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Black History Month 2017 begins on Florham Campus

Gabriella Shriner Staff Writer   Bright afternoon light filtered into the upper floor of the Monninger Center as students and faculty admired and discussed the latest Writing and Visual Expression (WaVE) exhibit at the Opening Ceremony for Black History Month on Feb....

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‘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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