Morehouse to launch LGBT course
Morehouse College, an historic institution of black manhood, will soon launch a new LGBT course that will focus on black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture.
The course will be offered for credit in the Spring 2013 semester.
According to The Maroon Tiger student newspaper, the course is a collaboration between LGBT advocacy leader, Marcus Lee, and Yale University professor Jafari Allen.
“He’s very interested in gender non-conformity among people of color, and I’m interested in that as well,” Lee was quoted as saying of Allen. “I told him that I don’t have much direction here at Morehouse because many of the professors whose focus is on sexuality often focus on diseases and not really cultural critique. So he recommended that he teach a class via Skype.” Read More
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600 receive December degrees at N.C. Central
North Carolina Central graduated about 600 students on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina, delivered the commencement address. She talked about growing up in a California housing project and her recent battle with stage 3 colon cancer. She also left these words of wisdom:
- “Always remember where you came from.”
- “Don’t just look back. Give back. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
- “Do the right thing — never compromise your integrity.”
- “Accept adversity. Bad things happen to good people, so don’t give up.”
- “Get MAD. Find a cause that makes you mad enough to Make A Difference.”
Former JCSU star dies after car wreck
Tianna Pope, a former women’s basketball standout at Johnson C. Smith University, died last week from injuries she suffered in a car accident in Kernersville, N.C. Pope earned All-Rookie honors her freshman year for the 2003-2004 season. She went on to earn All-Conference First Team honors in 2006 and 2007. She also ran for the Lady Golden Bulls’ women’s cross country team and was an active member of the JCSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
On Jan. 23, 2013, North Carolina A&T and UNC Greensboro will jointly host a program to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium. Civil rights activist, comedian and author Dick Gregory will be the keynote speaker. The program will focus on unity, diversity and fiscal responsibility.
Spelman English Club launches book drive for Africa
The English Club at Spelman College has launched a book drive to help address illiteracy in Africa. From now until March, the club will collect 1,000 books at the fourth- to eighth-grade levels and raise $500 for shipping. The books will be distributed through the African Library Project, a U.S. nonprofit that collects, sorts, and sends gently used children’s books to African communities. Read More
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