Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, December 03, 1990, Image 2
Kwanzaa Celebration Offers A Welcome Reprieve From Stress Even if you have an exam on the very last day possible, you only have 18 days leftin this stress filled semester. Personally, weatBlack Ink are more than slightly relieved to see this frantic semester coming to an end. After dealing with a new racial/hate incident every week, those offensive statues and many university officials’ apparent apathy towards the well being of Afiican-American and other minority students in general, we think it would be wise for us all to go home for a little rest and recuperation. To help ease you on your way to apeaceful and reviving semester, Kawaida (formerly known as the Afiican American Studies Club) is sponsoring Kwanzaa this week. Kwanzaa, as you can learn from our cover story and this week’s activities, is a time for learning and redefinition of African-American culture. The Nguzo Saba, or the seven principals that Kwanzaa is based on, provide our community with a basis from which we can not only leam about the wonderful gifts our people have given to this society, but also renew and strengthen our bonds with our culture and each other. With the support of other organizations, such as the Carolina Union Activities Board, the Black Student Movement and other campus organizations, Kawaida has worked hard to produce a week filled with activities designed to create an atmosphere of unity and celebration within the African-American and the University com munity. We are all very pressed to turn in papers, study for test and prepare ourselves for finals. However, it will be well worth your while to put aside a little time for Kwanzaa. Last year, XJNC's Kwanzaa celebration was smaller and of a slightly lower key, but nevertheless was a wonderful experience. This year promises to be an even better, entire week long experience that the entire commu nity can benefitfiDm.—Erika F, CampbeIi,AkinwoIeN'Gai Wright Inside Black Ink Monday, December 3,1990 Next week in Black Ink: An interview with The Veldt December 10,1990 Black Ink "The essence of freedom is understanding" Edit€>rs-4n-Cbief Erika F. Campbell, Akinwole N'Gai Wright Assistant Editors: Debbie Baker, Tim Little Business Manager: Andre Tippens Staff: Chris Brown, Corey Brown, Lem Butler, Kimberly Ellington, Natalie Godwin, Birshari Greene, Teresa Jefferson, Sheba Lowe, Jenise Little, Roger Madison, Chandra McLean, Charles McNair, Ter rence Garrison, Daniel Peddle, Michelle Thomas, Tonika Tillman, Joel Winful Coordinator: Raquel Bushnell Contributors: Carlton Wilson Cover Story Kwanzaa, as many people- African-American or not- seem to believe, is not a religious holiday or an alternative to Christmas. Rather, Kwanzaa is a cultural statement that makes African-Americans more aware of their history, and of their worth as great integral part of the American society. It is a project which requires the recovering of lost models and memory, suppressed principles and practices of African culture, and putting these in the African-American struggle to free themselves and realize their highest aspirations. —Kwanzaa: The African-American Celebration Pages 6-7 Feature The North Carolina public school system ombudsman, Dudley E. Flood, was instu- mental in the intergration of public schools during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, he is in Raleigh, helping to voice the concerns of African-American students and the importance of higher education. —Dudley Flood: Focus on Public Education: Page 3 Reflections Despite numerous attempts by Reagan and Bush to deter black achievement, blacks did make strides during the 1980s and are continuing to make progress today. Black people can look towards several African-American modem heroes as evidence that the dream is still alive. —"Keeping The Dream Alive" Pages 4-5 —People^ Arts and Entertainment —Top Ten Soul Albums of 1990 —Point After Touchdown -The Basie Band Pages 8-9 Commentary Society begins with the originators of life— a man and a woman. This relationship should be cultivated and preserved throughout life. Unfortunately, there seems to be some dis illusionment and lack of awareness of this crucial truth among African-American males and females on this campus. —Sex And Love At UNC: The War Continues Page 10 Endsights —Afrocentricity: Creating A Balance —Search For A Past Page 11 About the Cover KWANZAA: The African-American Celebration Cover Illustration By Daniel Peddle Black Ink, founded in 1969, is ihc weekly newspaper of the Black Student Movement at [he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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