Author: Alex Gray

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: November 10, 2018 Posted by: Alex Gray Comments: 0

No Limits: Living Beyond Expectation

Stereotypes have been intertwined in the Black community for over 150 years. Although the Black community has worked hard over the years to silence racist stereotypes, we have in turn created expectations for ourselves that directly contradict them. In the past, Black people were mocked in minstrel shows in the 1800s for their features and assumed stupidity. As decades passed, it was a way for white people to characterize African…