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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM Senior and President of the Womxn of Color Coalition Shania Benjamin stands behind a table for the coalition on the third floor of the Davis Center Feb. 24.

Davis Center Blackout Celebrates All Things Black

Laura Clifford, Culture Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Adorned in museum-like cultural exhibits and performances, the Davis Center transformed into a rich celebration of Black History Month. On the night of Feb. 24, Campus Programs, Black Student Union,...

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

Senior curates art event to showcase black creatives

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...

Black History Month means calling out people who just dont 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...

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.

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

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...

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

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...

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