April Bethea, News
Jessica Folmar, Photo
Alexis Gines, Editorial & Poetry
Lindsay Reed, Features
Leah Irvin, On the Yard
Darrell Johnson, Online
Demetrice Smith, Entertainment
Kelly Williams, Fashion
Tilt BiAtTv Ink, founded in 1%9, is the
official publication of the Black Sfudenl
Movement at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. CXir mission
remains; 'If Blackness can be transfomied
into pictures and words, we intend to do
so, by any means necessary." All articles,
letters, editorials, illustrations and poetr\'
are welcome and must l>e signed.
Submissions may be submitted online.
Mailing address, CB# 5210 Student
Union, University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, NC 2754. This publication is
paid for at least in part by student fees.
Thank goodness for the Black INK. Where else would UNC
students find coverage of well-known campus events like the 2001
Homecoming Step Show (Showin' Out, p.26), EROT's annual pro- |
duction of "Cat Mammas and Cat Daddies" (BSM Month photo V:
review, p. 23) and the UNC Gospel Choir's 30th anniversary concert
celebration (GC Celebrates its 30th With Style and Praise, p.y)? And
what other publication would be so proud of the University's newly
crowned Mr. and Ms. Homecoming that it would feature them on
the front page?
This year we were refreshed by a rare all-student-of-color
Homecoming court. We've come a long way from nasty letters to
the DTH from alumni complaining that students in the minority
could not accurately represent the student body. But recent inci
dents at Auburn (Outrage at Auburn, p.2) and on our own campus
(Why I Walked Out, p. 17) prove that we still have a long way to go.
Ladies, where ya at? This issue is dedicated to you. Fellas,
calm down, yours is on the way. Sisterhood (Harambee Dada, p. 18)
and sexism (A Woman's Worth, p.14) are just a couple of issues
females have the fortune and misfortune of living with today.
Having the unique distinction of being a double minority, black
women are finding out which classification is more of an obstacle,
black or female. (The Double Minority, p. 13)
Dang can the '03's not over-represent? What's up with the
'04's, why do we rarely see you hold up four fingers? '05's, what are
you doing? Are you waving at me? Why are you holding up the
whole hand? Please holla at me when you get a grade. No disre
spect, just love for '02. Each class has laid a strong claim for why
they deserve all the respect, you decide whose case is better stated.
(O No, Not Another Class War!, p.3)
Read this issue of the Black INK and be entertained, be edu
cated, be inspired, be informed. And after you're done, realize that
you have ^insert your number of exams here^ exams to take and