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5 Black Musicians: Their Impact On Genres and History

By Paige GreeneWeb Content Assistant Manager Early Black musicians led the way in the U.S. for the funk and jazz fusion that exploded in popularity during the late 1960s to 1970s. The blues' influence reached as far as rock, country and classical music. Changing the musical landscape as we know it, below are five Black musicians who influence not only music but the world as we know it.  Marvin Gaye […]

todayFebruary 19, 2021 82

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Educated and Highly Melanated: Grown and Mindin’ Ya Own

By Constunce Brantley and Tyler TownesPodcast Producers Educated and Highly Melanated is a podcast about what the college experience is. It touches on relationships, social life, school work and how to juggle all of these before stepping out into the real world. Co-hosts Constunce Brantley and Tyler Townes, two individuals with two completely different college experiences, offer their insight and opinions on life as a college student. On episode two […]

todayMarch 6, 2019 22

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Don’t Claim Our Cornrows

By Savannah Howard Web Content Contributor In Black culture, hair has a rich, deep-run history. When you dismiss it as being “just hair,” you are belittling the sense of identity that has been passed down for hundreds of years. In the United States, from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movement, to present day, Black hair has been revolutionary, political and a representation of perseverance. Although society has come a long […]

todayFebruary 20, 2018 21


#IGotYou: Black Men and Mental Health

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Mental health conditions among black men has been a topic swept under the rug for many years. But just because something is avoided doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18.6% of African Americans report living with a mental health condition but only 16.9% report using mental health treatment. Black men tend to avoid seeking help in their […]

todayNovember 19, 2017 44

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Appreciation vs. Appropriation Series: Vol. 1

By Asia Daggs Assistant Web Content Manager Yes, the black culture got a makeover… Durags are becoming "Urban Hair Ties" and Bantu Knots are being named as "Twisted Hair Buns" when it hits “high fashion” with designers like Chanel and Marc Jacobs. Braids/cornrows are being credited to the first white celebrity seen wearing them and voluptuous body types are now seen as desirable for every race of women. There are […]

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