Monthly Archives: February 2009

Disparities in Media Treatment of Black Atheletes

7 Most Valuable Player awards. 8 Gold Glove awards for outfield defense. He is the only player to reach the ‘600-600 club’ – hitting 600 home run and also stealing 600 bases. Yet, Barry Bonds has received torrents of negative … Continue reading

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Beyond The Chief: Art Exhibit On Nevada St.

Edgar Heap of Birds (left), a Cheyenne-Arapaho, is an artist whose work ranges from conceptual public art messages to paintings, prints, and monumental sculptures. He will deliver a presentation about his work and new installation titled Beyond the Chief, consisting … Continue reading

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Negro League Black Men

They played the game of baseball Because they loved the game, Never did they think that it Would be harder to get into The Baseball Hall of Fame. They were beautiful black men Who played the game with pride. I … Continue reading

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Reflections of Black Girlhood: Necessary Truths, A Photography Exhibit/Multimedia Installation

This month, Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) will celebrate the opening of a their unique photography exhibit at the Krannert Art Museum (500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign). The exhibit will have a two-week run from February 16th until … Continue reading

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Discreet Discretions

The News-Gazette’s December 28, 2008 editorial would have us think that the criminal justice system is a level and consistent playing field, where everyone is treated equally. The lenient sentence recently given to a Champaign Police detective’s drunken driving case … Continue reading

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Excerpts from 2009 MLK Essays

BACKGROUND TO MLK ESSAY CONTEST This is the 7th year of the essay contest sponsored by the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee. The goal is to engage students with the legacy of Dr. King and how it relates … Continue reading

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