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I haveme sisba', NedrSr who now 18 and a freshman at Puke.
I also have one brother^ Nicholas, who is almost 17 years old and is
ecsta^to have both of his two sisters out the hwsev Although
now weare indiffeFent|:^es and ddngour own things^ when we
are younger we were together a lot. And no matter what we stood
by eachother. Ihere wasthe time when we had just moved to Oxon
I^li^MO and had to ai^d new schoc^s. One of tts got into a fighi
after school, by the bus stop. Of course^ we all jumped in and
alHtough wegot reprlmanded,Mc»n was a good di^I more lenient
due to tint fact we stood stood up for the other, "Together we
stand, divided we fall" is tri te,but in m y houseit was something we
all lived by.
Unity serves a purpose not only in my family, but also here at
UNC. I strcmgly believe that unity among the African-American
members tibe UNC community is vital to the wdl-beingof black
students. Fortutratcly, this weekend the members rf tiic BSM and
other AfricatvAmericansshowed that they toooould stand together
and elect their choice for Homecoming Queen. I am delighted that
Laura AndersHt was chosen for the title, but i am even more
delighted that the black l tudents made there presence felt on this
university and stood bdund their candidate.
African-Americans also stand together in other areas such as
housing. Myron Rtts investigates the reasons behind the apparent
segregation of black students in living arrangements. Are black
students choosing to live on south campus or are they being forced
to live there.
1 hope tihat everyone has a great week and does well ot midterms.
Peace and Power, Erika F. Campbell
What Is Bkdc Inkl What are we tryit^ to prove by editing Blade
fat? This excerpt from The Blade Press-1827-1890. edited by Martin
E. Datuv 1 feei answers this question very well.
"White peoptein thiseoantiy have usually taken their American
tutionality far granted, even when they were not bom here. In its
better moments, America offered full and equal status to all who
came to its shores, and asked in retumonly thdr loyalty. America
was at least in myth, a ^melting pot" Black men and women,
however, have bew the exception to this pattern. For them, the
quest tot thdr |^ce in American society camein the face of one of
the most brutd experi«Kes of oppression known to man; the
enslavement of milUoRS of people, and the continuing, absolute
rejection bya country titey call home.
The qu^t for nadooal identity Is a response to this oppresslcKV
and it was an expression of the demand for autonomy. It did not
mean that Hackpcoplcweretiying toimitate whitesociety,but that
they were defining their place in American society. It affirms all of
tt»ose qualities wsWch coloiuaUsm negates and destroys- the will
to create a meaningful lif^ the ability to resist, the search fca* self-
Inside Black Ink
North and South- the Black/South Campus-White/
North Campus Residency Cycle.
Where are the black folks? Not on North campus.
Black Ink looks at where African-Americans live and
why. — Page 6 & 7
Laura Anderson, BSM candidate, is elected UNC's
Homecoming Queen. —Page lO
Excerpts from a speech given by Malcolm X at Harvard
Law in 1964. Malcolm X discusses images created by
the press and the damage they have done to the Afro-
American community. —Page 4&5
Chandra McLean discusses the components of
racism. —Page 11
Monday, October 22,1990
"The essence ol freedom is understanding"
Erika F. Campbell, Akinwole N'Gai Wright
Staff: Debbie Baker, Chris Brown,
Raquel Bushnell, Natalie Godwin,
Chandra McLean, John Odoom, Myron
Pitts and Tonika Tillman
Contributors: Kimberly Maxwell, Nik
Mittal, Joel Winful, Daniel Peddle and Harvey Reid
Many thanks to all that made this issue possible!!
About the Cover
The Face Of South Campus is African-
American: Are African-Americans
chosing South Campus or are they
being sent there?
Cover by Daniel Peddle
Cover Story graphic by Harvey Reid
Black Ink finislies its series on Makolm
X with some excerpts from i\is speech
to the Harvard Law School in 1964.
Photo by World Wide Photos
About the Back
James Baldwin reflects on how history
must be told correctly to show African-
Americans in the correct light