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Black History Month means calling out people who just don’t get it

Black History Month means calling out people who just don’t get it

Kim Henry

February 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Black History Month is meant to highlight the accomplishments of black people throughout history, but this February’s news has revolved around white public figures’ history of racism. The democratic governor and attorney general of Virginia admitted to wearing blackface this month, and Liam Neeson sai...

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

At the kick-off to this year’s Black History Month celebration at UVM, dancers used their feet, hands and mouths to make music perfectly in time with their movements. Traveling dance troupe Step Afrika visited UVM Feb. 6. The step dancing performance was hosted by the University’s Black St...

Misguided use of Pan-African flag

Joey Brown

February 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I should preface this column by saying that, as far as separatist movements go, Black History Month is fairly innocuous. It adequately captures, or attempts to, the innumerous accomplishments of African Americans, and, notwithstanding a few low attempts at commandeering by politically motivated and factu...

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