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UNCW’s story of black history

Ricki Nelson, recently crowned UNCW Homecoming Queen. Photo by Anya Ekaterina.

Alejandra Rodriquez-aguero, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

Brown v. Board of Education paved the way for the desegregation of schools in 1954, but it was not until Sept. 10, 1962, that the first black students attended class at UNCW, then known as Wilmington College. The students’ names were Marshall Collins and Ernest Fullwood. It was also in 1962, that...

The term ‘African American’ does not sit well with me

Attendees chat and mingle at SACF's Kwanzaa event on Dec. 31, 2019 at First Ward Community Center in Saginaw.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 29, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the purposes of putting the term “Black” on a pedestal equal to that of “African American,” I have chosen to capitalize the term in this article. This is not proper AP style—we do not capitalize the “w” in “white,” so “black” typically follows the same conventions—but for...

‘The Photograph’ offers black representation and a smart love story

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

There are so many adjectives that describe “The Photograph": witty, gracious, smart, sexy, fun, spontaneous and an all-around classic love story. Following the death of her photographer mother, Mae  (Issa Rae, "Little," 'The Hate U Give") is left with a handwritten letter revealing the most intimate...

The importance of mingling with other races and cultures

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., giving his famous

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2019

It’s finally Black History Month, which means that it’s time to look back on important black figures ranging from Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. No list of prominent black people is complete without Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., though, and his message is the one...

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