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Stepping into the week with Men of Color

This past week, UMKC’s Men of Color student organization constructed a week full of events catered around how to be a leader in the...

Celebrating Women in STEM: Dr. Patricia Bath

In this weekly column, contributor Maddie Weston highlights the achievements of women in science. Check out UNEWS.COM each week to read about the incredible contributions...

U-News Interviews Kevin Willmott, Co-Writer of Spike Lee Film “Chi-Raq”

Kevin Willmott is a writer, filmmaker and professor at KU, as well as the co-writer of the latest Spike Lee film, “Chi-Raq.” The film...

Ferguson: Department of Justice investigates

The U.S. Department of Justice released a report on Wednesday, March 4, regarding Ferguson, MO police procedures and court practices. The report details multiple...

Ferguson residents deal with aftermath of shooting

Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American male, was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. According to The...

In the U.S., race remains the elephant in the room

The racial question is one of the most sensitive subjects that I have discovered among most Americans, even in a classroom setting. When I took...

Soul Food Friday offers food for thought

Hushpuppies are more than delicious—they’re a part of African-American history. “The hush puppy was created during a time of bondage,” explained Tiffany Williams, Director of...

‘Troost Wall’ the product of Kansas City’s long-running racial plight: Racist real estate practices leave urban decay

The perpetuation of Kansas City’s segregation problem requires a history lesson. “We didn’t start out racially segregated,” said Dr. Jacob Wagner, Director of UMKC’s Urban...

Intelligence, the torch of wisdom

Founded at Howard University by 22 African American undergraduates on Jan. 13, 1913, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has grown to over 200,000 members....

‘Black history is American history’

As we all know, February is Black History Month. But what exactly does that mean? For some, the month serves as a reminder of the important...

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