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UNCW Theatre Department’s ‘Am I Next? Voices of Wilmington, NC’ showcases Black voices

From left to right, back to front: Kahlil Allen, Davis Wood, Brenna Flanagan, John McCall, Addison Hamlet, Ashley Jackson, Breonté Scarboro, Tanner Whicker, Ashley Flowers, Ariel Montoya, Cierra Peterkin, Dajah Glenn.
November 12, 2020
“Am I Next? Voices from Wilmington, NC”, set to premiere Nov. 12-15 and 19-22, is a devised piece. Meaning, it’s an original script comprised of real-life stories from the cast that focuses entirely on Black lives. 

‘Black Lives Do Matter’ mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race

'Black Lives Do Matter' mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race
October 7, 2020
Following heated debates throughout the summer, the Wilmington City Council approved a “Black Lives Matter” mural on August 19. On Sunday, September 27, the mural was installed around Third Street and Jervay Place. The painted letters spell out “Black Lives Do Matter,” followed by a road-sign inspired diamond that reads, “End Racism Now.” Each letter was painted by a local artist, and the mural is set to stay up for one year. 

BLM banners still matter

One of the SGA sponsored BLM banners hung near Wagner dining hall.
October 7, 2020
“Black Lives Matter is not an art exhibit. Black Lives Matter is not a political statement,” as stated in their post. “Black Lives Matter is a cry to be seen as we are and to simply be able to exist in this white-washed world that has constantly shown us that we do not matter.”

SGA 9/30 meeting recap: SGA denounces administration’s decision to remove BLM banners

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
September 30, 2020
During this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, the recent removal of the Black Lives Matter movement banners on campus to a future exhibit was a prominent topic. 

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters
September 18, 2020
The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.

OPINION: Why being a catalyst for change is more than posting a black square

Social Media allows people to quickly and easily hear about and join various social movements.
August 16, 2020

The term “social media activism” refers to participation in actions that usually serve the purpose of spreading a message. An example of this would be “Blackout Tuesday,” which turned out to be...

Introducing Flair Magazine: An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine

Introducing Flair Magazine:  An inside look at UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine
June 26, 2020

Flair magazine, UNCW’s newest fashion and culture magazine, made its debut with its first issue on June 8. The new magazine is dedicated to forming an inclusive, safe space for students to make unique...

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough
June 21, 2020

The magnitude of the Black Lives Matter Movement has spun shock waves across the country. In all 50 states, people of every color and age have taken to the streets in rallies or protests, unphased by...

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn’t have

Chancellor Sartarelli told Black UNCW students the one thing he shouldn't have
June 12, 2020

Will all the drama currently surrounding UNC Wilmington (UNCW) who would have guessed that things would only get worse? Well, they did when Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli decided it was appropriate to tell...

White allyship: Where to start

White allyship: Where to start
June 3, 2020

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the video of the incident came out, and people around the world have spoken up about this and the many other instances of injustice against...

EDITORIAL: in support of black lives matter protests

EDITORIAL: in support of black lives matter protests
June 3, 2020

In support of Black Lives Matter movement June 3, 2020 A terrifyingly familiar phrase: “I can’t breathe.” This phrase first entered our national consciousness as Americans in 2014 after...

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