Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Administrator Comments: 0

Spring 2021 Digital Release

The last year has proved to be difficult for all of us in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic, social isolation and even the social and political hardships at Kent State and beyond. However, our staff at UHURU Magazine wanted to use this opportunity to shine a light on our legacy: where we are now and where we are going. We hope to highlight the legacy of our influencers, the legacy…

Posted on: June 18, 2021 Posted by: Julia Duanetto De Sousa Comments: 0

Asian American Oppression and the Lunar New Year

Between quarantine, lockdown and the plummeting economy, a wave of violence has risen. From the Bay Area to New York City, a surge of anti-Asian attacks has rampantly spread throughout the country. Racism and discrimination against individuals and whole communities at at an all time high. A surge of attacks, verbal and physical, is happening and the numbers are growing by the minute. The NYPD has reported a 1900% increase…

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Zaria Johnson Comments: 0

Kuumba: Garmai Zayzay Awarded Spring 2021 Featured Creative

Philadelphia native and Kent State Freshman Garmai Zayzay grew up creating unique designs and coordinating her own outfits, almost as if she was born with a passion for everything fashion. Inspired by bold patterns and colors of traditional African prints and fabrics, the self-taught fashion design major recreated this two-piece look based only off a photo of an original design by @laviebyck posted to Instagram. “Sometimes I take inspiration from…

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Hannah Davis Comments: 0

How TikTok Contributes to the Obscurity of Black Creatives

Tiktok is the latest social media app that’s captured Americans’ time and attention with over one billion users worldwide. One feature that distinguishes TikTok from other social media apps is its algorithm.  TikTok’s unique algorithm grants users the ability to set new trends and create a whole new subculture online. However, it also serves as a contributor to censorship and the erasure of the legacy of people of color in…

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Toni Hunt Comments: 0

Staff Picks Playlist

This spring, the UHURU staff was inspired to create a playlist filled with songs that represent legacy in some form. This could be songs by artists who have established legacies, songs that have created their own legacy in social movements and on social media, or songs with more of a personal legay, such as our personal hype songs or motivation anthems. Please enjoy listening to what legacy means to us.

Posted on: March 4, 2021 Posted by: Alex Gray Comments: 0

Kent State community mourns E. Timothy Moore, Pan-African Studies pioneer of Black excellence

Article by Alex Gray and Lyndsey Brennan E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in the major artery coming out of his heart. He was 69.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debra “DeLacy” Moore; his children, Elliot Moore and Candace Garton-Mullen; his mother,…

Posted on: December 14, 2020 Posted by: Alex Gray Comments: 0

Kent State’s anti-racism task force holds first town hall

The KSU community came together to fight racism on campus after racist messages were written on the Rock. Over 250 people were on Zoom Thursday night for Kent State’s anti-racism task force town hall. This was the first public mass meeting of the committee since it’s creation in early September.  The task force was created after Black students protested against racist messages that were painted on the Rock  in August.…

Posted on: February 23, 2020 Posted by: Elena Neoh Ern Hui Comments: 0

Lilly Singh’s More Than ‘A Bisexual Woman of Color’

IISuperwomanII didn’t just sit on her YouTube laurels. In addition to earning about $10.5 million and achieving 14.9 million subscribers, Lilly Singh has ventured to other realms by being an actress in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, the writer of “How to Be a Bawse,” and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, all while staying true to herself as a down-to-earth unicorn. She continues to embody the fangirl in all of us and achieves…