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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

February is Black History Month and were honoring four Black Americans who have made a great impact in the countrys history. Willie Mae Thornton, an influential R&B singer and song writer, Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the first Black brigadier general in the United States Air Force, Marsha P. Johnson, a gay liberation and AIDS activist, and Bayard Rustin, a politcal activist for civil and gay rights.

Black History Month

MARY CHAFFEE, Evergreen illustrator February 22, 2024

Prince, one of the most influential artists of all time

Joey’s Top 10s: Influential Black Musicians

JOEY FRANKLIN March 2, 2023

At the end of Black History Month, I wanted to highlight some of the most influential Black musicians. This is not a “Top 10 list,” like my usual countdowns, it is rather spotlighting ten of the most...

Juneteenth 2022 celebration in the Elson Floyd Center.

Palouse CORE strives for racial equity

ALISA VOLZ, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2023

Born out of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, Palouse Council on Racial Equity (CORE) is an organization of Palouse locals who advocate for racial equality in their community. Anthony Haynes,...

Terry Buffington and her son, Kwasi, rehearsing Born Under Jim Crow: The Eddie Brooks Tapes.

Born Under Jim Crow: The life of a civil rights activist

NIKHIL GANTA, Evergreen reporter February 16, 2023

The Gladish Community and Cultural Center is hosting a stage reading of Terry Buffington Productions’ “Born Under Jim Crow: The Eddie Brooks Tapes” from Feb. 17–19. Two performers will read...

Amari Lowery is president of the Black Student Union.

BSU and AASC leaders pursue Black Excellence

NIKHIL GANTA, Evergreen reporter February 14, 2023

“Being a part of the BSU, the ASC, taking CES classes, you start to realize how much racism has seeped into everything and the different dimensions of the Black experience," said Joel Kemegue, vice president...

Students visiting the African American Student Center in CUB 420 Jan. 30.

The AASC is more than Black History Month

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2023

Unknown to much of WSU’s population is the welcoming and cozy atmosphere of the African American Student Center, located in room 420 of the Compton Union Building. Students in the AASC can often be...

Final 2022 MLK programming event highlights Black History with Global Campus event.

Ready to test your knowledge of Black History Month?

CAROLYN MCCAMPBELL, Evergreen columnist March 3, 2022

Last Friday, WSU held an online MLK Trivia Night. This event was part of the Global Connections 2022 MLK programming. Host Andrea Jimenez, program coordinator for Global Connections, asked...

Untitled by Sophia Zarders at the WSU Womens Centers Black History Month Exhibit, Feb. 22.

Amplifying the impact of Black art

LANNAN RUIZ February 24, 2022

“Each match lined in my path will be  Ignited by the flames of my fortitude.  Here I pour in the gasoline I am Adversity will come in like a gust of  wind, but I am the fire that oxygen feeds.  And...

The Women*s Center at WSU is hosting a movie night from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Compton Union Building Auditorium.

Groups on campus to honor Black History Month

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief February 17, 2022

As the second half of February begins, student organizations around campus are hosting events to celebrate Black History Month.  The Women*s Center at WSU is hosting a movie night from 4-6 p.m. on...

Black artists use creativity to convey emotion and story telling through their music

Underrated: Black Musicians

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 17, 2022

Music is one of the many ways we connect as people; it spans abstract thoughts and ideas that sometimes cannot be communicated through casual speech. Music spans through different cultures and is important...

Shiari McNeil, junior elementary education major, said she expected to feel more supported when she started at WSU.

‘[WSU] should be the amplifier for the voices of different ethnic backgrounds’

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor February 17, 2022

While some professors give students of color the opportunity to share their experiences, two students say there is more WSU should be doing to support Black students and other ethnic groups. “To be...

Students can drop off books by Black authors or featuring Black characters at Bohler Gymnasium.

Donate books for elementary school children in honor of Black History Month

SHEILA JOHNSON February 15, 2022

WSU Athletics, the Black Student Union and the Black Student-Athlete Association have teamed up to host a Black History Month book drive. Their goal is to receive at least 80 books.  Students can donate...

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