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Thomas: Taming my natural, curly hair

Thomas: Taming my natural, curly hair

Amber Thomas, IC Columnist
February 28
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Black History Month is over, but the struggles of the black girl continue daily. A central part of this struggle is what black girls do to keep our natural hair straight and acceptable to the public. For many girls like me, it would not be exaggeration to say that I hated my hair. It was thick, unruly...

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 14
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Black Student Union has provided a safe haven for students to come and feel welcome since it was founded in 1968. Through events and member size, BSU has a strong presence on campus. “Our numbers have really started to grow. We’re now the third largest organization on the campus,” said MeKayla...

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 14
Filed under News, Top Stories

Only one quarter of African-Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Caucasian people, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Steven Kniffley Jr. spoke about the importance of mental health and its relation to the black community last week. “Your mental health...

Angela Davis addresses university

Angela Davis addresses university

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 7
Filed under News, Top Stories

Former political prisoner turned famed activist Angela Davis presented a keynote speech discussing the current fight for justice to kick off Black History Month at the University of Toledo. The speech was presented to a large group in The Lancelot Thompson Student Union Auditorium on Feb. 4. The recurrent...

Ubuntu-themed lunch kicks off Black History Month

Ubuntu-themed lunch kicks off Black History Month

Amanda Pitrof, News Editor
February 11
Filed under News, Top Stories

Hundreds of community members and University of Toledo students and staff gathered Feb. 7 to kick off Black History Month with a soul food luncheon. The event, which took place in the auditorium of UT’s Student Union, featured performances from the UT Gospel Choir, a guest speaker and soul food. Mer...

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