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Black History Month

Black people to watch in the 2020s

Black people to watch in the 2020s

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 25, 2021

Some decades are defined by stars and artists that give the era a little extra glamour. While entering the second year of the 2020s, here are some Black writers, actors, activists and creatives alike...

Dr. Kaalund reflects on background, diversity, Black History Month

Dr. Kaalund reflects on background, diversity, Black History Month

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2021

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?    “I am from North Carolina. I grew up in North Carolina. I attended graduate school in North Carolina so I’m a Tar Heel Born & Bred as we like...

ManiPlease is one Black-owned business based in New Rochelle to support. 
Source: @maniplease_ on Instagram.

Black-owned businesses to support in New Rochelle

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor February 11, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. For Black-owned businesses in particular, this hardship is even more difficult. According to CNBC, from February...

Iona celebrates black excellence through series of events

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor February 11, 2021

Iona is hosting a series of virtual and in-person events in honor of Black History Month which started from Feb 2 to Feb 24.     The events, coordinated by Melissa Aponte, director of student development,...

How Black representation in film and television can impact, empower

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 11, 2021

Whether it be through film, television, literature or any other type of medium, representation in media can critically influence the public perception of ideas, topics, and, most importantly, people....

The Bluest Eye and Their Eyes Were Watching God are some books to read for Black History Month. | Photo from Aliyah Rodriguez.

10 Books to read for Black History Month

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 11, 2021

In a world where Black stories are often told through a white gaze in film, one may wish to turn to novels written by Black authors that will give them a different perspective on life. From autobiographies...

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