Black History

Surviving and Thriving in the Wake of Oppression

By: Stacey Pearson-Wharton, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of speaking with students about the impact of implicit and hidden bias within all of us. Recently, students have begun questioning whether microaggressions aimed at them are, in fact, macroaggressions that are intentional, premeditated, or deliberate. Given the rash of […]

Diversity & Inclusion: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By: Suzette Walden Cole, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Have you noticed an uptick in the number of incidents on campus involving hate speech and bias incidents, including racism, transphobia, anti-immigrant, etc.? Has an incident happened on your campus? In your fraternity/sorority or other organization to which you belong? Has it happened to someone you know? Or have […]

Why our storied past matters: The View From The Mountaintop

Like many young students in America, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in grade school. Every January, teacher’s lesson plans focused on the life of Dr. King and the ideology of nonviolence. Regardless of the subject, Dr. King’s legacy was integrated into the curriculum. In class, we examined video recordings, still-images, and readings. […]

Celebrate Black History Month with a speaker that inspires

African-American history is rich with inspirational accounts of countless individuals that left their indelible mark on the walls of history. With Black History Month just around the corner, it’s important to start planning now to secure the right speaker for your upcoming campus celebration. As a third year doctoral pursuant in Pan-African Studies at the […]

Not your usual MLK event

On many college campuses, Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration has attracted the same supporters year after year. The faithful few deserve nothing short of a standing ovation for their continued support and commitment to justice, peace, and love. However, programmers are missing an entirely different audience. I’d like to suggest a new approach to your […]

A new voice to Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming

Searching for programs that unite students, faculty and staff across differences for the common good of the community? Meet T. Leon Williams. His passions are witnessing the growth and development of students, and the professionals who work with them, and he might just know a thing or two about uniting unique groups on campus. For […]