The Vermont Cynic

Senior curates art event to showcase black creatives

Senior Ivana Djiya performs onstage at Nectar’s, Feb. 13. Djiya also showcases her work on SoundCloud.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Booming notes of energetic hip-hop mixed with R&B rhythm echoes from Nectar’s each week. Every Thursday night, Burlington bar and music venue, Nectar’s, hosts an event called First Taste.  It is an artist curated event that showcases live performance, visual art and $2 PBRs.  For...

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

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

Kiera Harley of the traveling dance troupe Step Afrika performs a solo Feb. 6 in the Grand Maple Ballroom. To celebrate the beginning of Black History Month, the Black Student Union and the Department of Student Life hosted Step Afrika’s visit.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

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

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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