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The Dedicated Overachieving Precise Entertaining Steppers of Ithaca College (D.O.P.E. Steppers), a group that celebrates African culture, performed at Step Fest on Feb. 22, 2019 in the Emerson Suites.

Step team shares culture through movement

By Gabrielle Topping October 30, 2019

The stage lights fade up as four members of the step team D.O.P.E. Steppers of Ithaca College, stand in a line and begin their routine for the 2016 Step Fest. The dancers, clad in black pants, boots and...

IC Mixed brought artists together to express their identity through creativity. The event was one of many other Black History Month festivities at the college.

IC Mixed holds black history month collaborative art showcase

By Olivia Riggio February 20, 2019

Some students sit at a table in the center of the Campus Center’s Klingenstein Lounge, doodling on a large sheet of paper with paint and pastels. Others wander around the room, looking at vibrant visuals...

African vs. African American

African vs. African American

By Mahad Olad April 20, 2017
As an immigrant from Kenya born to Somali parents, I have seen firsthand the divide between African immigrants and African-Americans.
Sophomores Shinice Ford poses with hair care products. Historically, natural black hair has been rejected by Eurocentric beauty standards.

Tangled: How women of color are brushing away hair stigmas

By Celisa Calacal and Kalia Kornegay April 5, 2017
“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves."
I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary sourced from the writings of famous African American writer James Baldwin. The film captures the realities of racism in the United States and shines a light on the complexity of modern race relations.

Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ confronts white complacency

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor March 21, 2017
“I Am Not Your Negro” is a poignant and powerful analysis of race relations in this country that goes unmatched by any other film in recent memory.

American baseball to be a new force in World Baseball Classic

By Nick Fustor, Columnist March 21, 2017
It's important for baseball to staying ahead of other sports in terms of a global game during a Trump Presidency.
Kiese Laymon, the next writer in Ithaca College’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Best American Series and The Guardian, and will release two books next year.

Nonfiction writer Kiese Laymon to talk racial identity at IC

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer October 5, 2016
The next writer in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, Kiese Laymon, is a new author that explores American racism and culture in his work.

Hi, I’m a black nonathlete

By Nuria Hunter April 27, 2016
One day, one of my white teammates stated frustratingly, “It doesn’t make sense. You should be better at this.” This stopped me in my tracks.
Joseph Ewoodzie ’06, right, offers his perspective on why students have been protesting against racial injustices at Ithaca College, left, and elsewhere.

IC MLK Scholar alumnus explains why students are protesting

By Joseph Ewoodzie February 3, 2016
Allowing students of color into the house does not mean that they have the same educational opportunities as their white peers. The students are in arms because they understand this, perhaps even more than administrators.

Debunking the myth of the “model minority”

By Frances Johnson, Columnist October 1, 2015
It is these positive statistics and our rather small population that portrays Asian-Americans as the minority group with very few obstacles.
Donathan Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, recently co-authored a book entitled Voting Rights under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color, in which he discusses the many debates surrounding the right to vote.

Commentary: Belief in extensive voter fraud is misguided

By Donathan Brown September 1, 2015
We are extremely confident saying widespread voter fraud is a myth and indeed retrogressive.
STEP Afrika!

STEP Afrika!

By Brendan Davis February 20, 2014
A recap of the performance at Emerson Suites fusing historical and modern African-American dance.
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