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Ithaca College celebrates MLK Week

Ithaca College celebrates MLK Week

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor January 23, 2019
The college held its 12th annual MLK Campus-Wide Celebration the week of Jan. 21, commemorating what would have been King’s 90th birthday.
Donathan Brown, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, contributed to and co-edited a book on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Q&A: Professor addresses diversity in new book

By Chanelle Ferguson, Contributing Writer September 28, 2017
Contributing writer Chanelle Ferguson interviewed Brown via email to discuss his book, his views on political issues, and his goals as a Fulbright professor.
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.
The performers sing “Go Down Moses,” a well-known Negro spiritual, during their rehearsal on Jan. 23. Performers sport Kente cloths from Ghana, purchased by conductor Baruch Whitehead.

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers honor African-American culture

By Jake Leary and Kate Nalepinski February 8, 2017
The name of the group honors longtime Ithaca resident Dorothy Cotton, an outspoken civil rights figure who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
Editorial: Sanitizing Kings legacy dishonors his core message

Editorial: Sanitizing King’s legacy dishonors his core message

February 1, 2017
In the gaze of white America, King’s legacy starts and stops with his work in the Civil Rights Movement.
Storyboard P, Brooklyn-based street dancer who is known for channeling his emotional state and improvisation through flex, a form of  dance, will be the keynote performer for the MLK week celebration at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Clark Theatre in the Dillingham Center.

Influential street dancer glides onto campus for MLK Week

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor January 25, 2017
At 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, Storyboard P will perform in the Clark Theatre in the Dillingham Center as the keynote performer for MLK week.
Ithaca College announces keynote for 2017 MLK Week

Ithaca College announces keynote for 2017 MLK Week

By Kayla Dwyer, Editor in Chief January 4, 2017
Russell Rickford, associate professor of history at Cornell University, has been selected to give the keynote address at the 2017 MLK Week.
Approximately 20 students attended the third event in the Continuing Conversations series Feb. 11, sponsored by the Office of Residential Life. The attendees played a Jeopardy game to learn about black history.

Ithaca College hosts weekly social justice discussion series

By Annie Estes, Contributing Writer February 12, 2016
Relaxed chatter and laughter filled the Textor 103 lecture hall as approximately 20 students gathered to participate in an hour-long game of Black History Jeopardy on Feb. 11.
Sean Eversley Bradwell has been hired for the newly created position of Director of Programs and Outreach within the Division of Educational Affairs at Ithaca College.

Q&A: Sean Eversley Bradwell discusses MLK’s legacy

By Sabrina Knight, Senior Writer February 3, 2016
Senior Writer Sabrina Knight sat down with Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, to speak about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, today’s higher education climate and the recent unrest on college campuses across the country.
From left to right, sophomores Madeline Jones and Clara OConnor and junior Sarah Logsdon sand tables Jan. 30 at the New Roots Charter School as a part of the Martin Luther King day of service.

Ithaca College students celebrate MLK’s legacy with service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2016
The sounds of power tools and laughter echoed in the halls of the New Roots Charter School Jan. 30 as Ithaca College students worked together with one goal in mind: giving back.
POC at IC leads a crowd of campus community members in chants protesting racism on campus and calls for the removal of President Tom Rochon at the walkout and die-in that took place Nov. 11 at Free Speech Rock.

Commentary: Alumna explores hope in light of campus activism

By Erika Spaet December 9, 2015
I often hear that white people don’t want to have to walk on eggshells during conversations about race and injustice.
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