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Black at Fordham screenshots, which prompted student demands for change

Students ‘Want More Concrete Actions’ to Address Racism

July 8, 2020

Fordham community demands more racial diversity from the university after an emailed response to months of protesting.

A scholar of African American literature reads portions of her book to portray ideas about race theory.

Race Reconstructs Itself in a Post-Apocalyptic World

March 4, 2020

Saidiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature, spoke about the impact of white supremacy on American history at an annual Black History Month lecture.

Four clubs came together to host an event with various cultural cuisines and socializing opportunities.

Cultural Clubs End Black History Month with Collaborative Celebration

March 2, 2020

The Black Student Alliance, Student Organization of Latinx, Caribbean Students Club and Muslim Student Association put together a night for students of all backgrounds to find a community.

Ian Smith, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’22, considers the impact of the 1976 Soweto uprising, sitting just a few feet away from where the first student was shot on his way to school.

Living Within the Divide

February 29, 2020

For most university students in South Africa today, the legalized form of segregation and disenfranchisement of the majority of the population is not just the obscure history of their grandparents: It is the history of the years leading up to their birth. Since 2012, Fordham has sent a group of students to South Africa for its smallest study abroad program, the Ubuntu Program in South Africa.

President of BSA, Ahmari Alford (left) hopes to see more support for students of color on campus during BHM.

BSA Vies For Greater Campus Presence With Black History Month Events

February 19, 2020

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is currently working to expand their presence on the Lincoln Center campus, and have planned events for the entire month of February. Each Thursday throughout the month, BSA has been tabling in the Lowenstein plaza to talk about different aspects of black culture and activism, including love, beauty and wellness, and the black community in entertainment and the arts.

Double Bill Commemorates Black History Month

February 19, 2020

This year's studio theater season features a double bill of original student shows commemorating Black History month.

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019

New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.

Members of Black Student Alliance discuss their programming agenda for Black History Month. (AMINA VARGAS/THE OBSERVER)

Black History Month Blooms at Fordham

February 6, 2019

This year will be the first time in two years that the club has actively worked on promoting Black History Month.

The Color-Changing Landscape of the Oscars

The Color-Changing Landscape of the Oscars

February 6, 2019

The Academy Awards have recognized films featuring people of color with more than 30 nominations, but is it enough?

Influential Artists to Celebrate This February

March 10, 2017

By SAM DEASSIS Asst. Arts & Culture Co-Editor As Black History Month passes by, it is important to take ...

The New Future of African-American Cinema

February 27, 2017

By ALYANA VERA Contributing Writer The past six months have seen a radical change in the way that stories abou...

Beyonce, left, sings with Chris Martin of Coldplay and Bruno Mars, right, during the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Beyonce Rocks the Nation with a New “Formation”

February 25, 2016

By KATHLEEN-MAE RAMAS Contributing Writer With the release of Beyoncé’s new music video, “Format...