SALSA Holds Peaceful Protest After Discriminatory Chants


Sierra Allen, MJ Eckhouse During Kent State University’s Homecoming parade last Saturday, a fraternity chanted a discriminatory phrase aimed at SALSA, a group designated for Spanish and Latino students. Confronting the issue, SALSA united to support one another and spread awareness and positivity  as they painted the campus rock, which is free for student expression. According to SALSA’s Facebook page,…

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David Robinson Changes Lives With Community Development


David Robinson, son of legacy Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson, attended Kent State University to promote Sweet Unity Farms, his coffee business that promotes self-help, personal development and organization on the African continent. Accidentally running into David Robinson a day before our interview, I had the pleasure of formally introducing myself and sampling a cup of Sweet Unity Farms Vanilla…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Persuades Millennials To Vote Democratic


In hopes to encourage college students to vote democratic in this year’s election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Kent State University on Saturday, Sept. 17. “What a democracy is about is respecting different people’s point of view,” Sanders said. “And going into your own heart like, ‘what are the issues effecting my life, my family’s life, and who is…

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Campus Style Profiles


Fashion around Kent’s campus is incredible. This is obviously due to our incredibly successful fashion school. And many students treat our campus like the streets of New York. Many of our students have reasons as to why they need to dress to impress daily. Primarily, many of them choose to partake in self-expressionism. I recently got a chance to chat…

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Tips for Vegan And Vegetarian Students


Tips for Vegan And Vegetarian Students at Kent State: Plan ahead– do research, set your intentions for this lifestyle change, and pre-plan your meals. If you hop straight into it skipping only one of those three things, it’s likely to end pretty soon. So patiently plan ahead and stay committed! A lot of times you will have to pack your…

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Top 10 Hyped Streetwear Brands


Streetwear brands have become a popular trend among the fashion forward crowd. It can be seen on and off runways. It has been popularized by artists including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Va$htie and A$AP Rocky. Tumblr and Instagram have also highlighted these growing brands. A lot of people have become influenced by these style icons, including fashion-conscious Eriq Laron and…

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Kwanzaa and Its Importance in African Culture


Throughout my childhood years, I never understood why the school break in December transitioned from being called Christmas to winter break, and just assumed that because my family celebrated Christmas, every other family did as well. It wasn’t until I grew older that I was aware of families’ different religions, beliefs and practices. One of those practices is called Kwanzaa,…

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Color Blind Love


Although it has been forty-eight years since interracial marriage became legal throughout the United States, some interracial couples feel ostracized because of stereotypes that are still prevalent in today’s society. “I am used to the stares, the whispered comments and the awkward moments,” said Kent State sophomore Alex VanMeter. “My mom once asked me if I was going through a…

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Conscious Eating


Soon after graduating high school, I took it upon myself to navigate towards living a holistically healthier lifestyle. Learning that it takes a clean body to produce a clean mind and spirit, I began to realize just how important it is to eat healthy, especially as a young, Black college student. About a month into college, I quickly decided to…

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Kuumba Submissions


Welcome to the Kuumba section of Uhuru Magazine. If you are unaware, Uhuru translated in Swahili means freedom, and Kuumba means to create. In this section are pieces from all kinds, that allow individuals the freedom to express their creativity. It is our pleasure to provide the pedestal that displays the talent amongst our brothers and sisters, so that they may inspire…

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