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Black campus leaders discuss Black History Month at SBU

Black campus leaders discuss Black History Month at SBU

Amber Lewis February 23, 2021
Oreoluwa Adewale, president of the Stony Brook chapter of the NAACP, and Sarah Beckford, Black Student Union historian, discuss Black History Month at Stony Brook University and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Maya Brown October 25, 2020
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 
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Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Stony Brook University Black Lives Matter Rally and Protest Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy October 25, 2020
Stony Brook University students and administrative staff joined together in a Black Lives Matter protest and rally organized by the Stony Brook National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 22.
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The official logo of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP Image Awards are on Feb. 29 in the SAC Ballroom A at 7 pm. PUBLIC DOMAIN

NAACP image award nominees talk nominations and Black History Month

Alek Lewis February 23, 2020
The Statesman contacted some of the students and organizations nominated for the awards to ask various questions about their nominations, their campus involvement and Black History Month.
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The official poster for When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries. The miniseries premiered May 31, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Spoiler Alert: “When They See Us” is more than just a history lesson

Maya Brown June 22, 2019
On May 31, I watched the Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” The show, created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was inspired by the true Central Park Five case and exposes the breakdown of the amoral U.S. criminal justice system during this time.
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Amadi Agbomah in the Dreiser kitchen on Wed. April 3. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Student entrepreneur brings vegan soul food to SBU

Maya Brown April 19, 2019
Amadi Agbomah, a senior Africana studies major, runs and operates her own vegan soul food business, KidandFro’s Vegan Soul, at Stony Brook and at her home back in Brooklyn.
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Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University Health Science Center: Stony Brook University held a donation event honoring Frances L. Brisbane, PhD, MSW, Vice President for Health Sciences Workforce Diversity. She donated 1.5 Million dollars to the University. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

SBU Health Sciences VP endows education fund for custodial staff

Brianne Ledda October 30, 2018
Frances Brisbane, Stony Brook’s vice president for Health Sciences Workforce Diversity, has pledged $1 million to the university to start a fund to benefit SBU custodial staff.
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