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#TBT: Columbia Closed Its Doors To Mourn Martin Luther King Jr.’s Passing

On Tuesday, April 9th, 1968 Spec reported on Columbia’s closure to mourn the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College President Grayson Kirk announced the shutdown, closing all campus buildings and cancelling classes after receiving a letter from The Concerned Black Students (an ad hoc group formed on campus). He initially planned on closing Columbia for […]

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CU Black History Month Will Host Tamika Mallory Tonight

To kick off a month of remembrance and reflection, Tamika Mallory, civil rights leader and co-chair for the Women’s March on Washington, will speak tonight for Black History Month’s opening ceremony. Mallory has worked with the Obama administration on a number of different issues, as well as in NYC on the Crisis Management System. The event is […]

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Check Out This “Flawless” Music Video

BEYONCÉ.  The Society for the Advancement of Underrepresented Filmmakers (SAUF) has released a music video for Beyoncé’s “Flawless” to commemorate the transition from Black History Month into Women’s History Month.  It’s absolutely wonderful, but if you don’t believe us, just look for yourself:

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QuickSpec: Activism Edition

Howard Dean comes to Columbia, rips on McCain, and tells you to run for office: We don’t need no stinking think tanks!  Yeaaaaaaaaah! “That’s What God Said.”  Did you hear that Scott Stringer? From Butler chairs to the USenate: GS Housing circus comes full circle.  At least the Senate chairs look more comfortable. TC students, […]

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Conoce. Know.

SEE CORRECTION ABOVE. As part of Black History Month, there was a blood-free HIV testing event on College Walk today (Wednesday) in order to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic in the African-American community. It was open to the community, and we’re not sure how many test-ees were Columbia affiliates and how many weren’t, but […]

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Black History Month Kick-Off in John Jay

  In which Columbia dining connoisseur Dena Yago informs how much soul she got for her swipe at last night’s John Jay dinner: Kicking off Black History month, John Jay held what is colloquially referred to as “Black Night.” DVD’s and CD’s of Sidney Poitier and Mary J. Blige were tactfully set up over the […]

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Short month, big subject

Welcome to February! And Black History Month! Columbia’s 22nd annual celebration of African Americanness kicked off last night in Roone Arledge with, among other attractions, the best catering this Bwog reporter has smelled at a Columbia event. People of many shades attended the affair, made more festive and vaguely African by gold kente cloths on […]

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