Ashley G. Terrell
When one thinks about Martin Luther King, Jr., there are many of qualities and contributions that come to mind: civil rights activist, God-fearing, revolutionary, a symbol of peace. But there’s a disconnect that exists with the younger generation on the significance of his work. A flier has created controversy with the image of King on a man’s body with a gold chain holding the “westside” gang symbol with the title “Freedom 2 Twerk: Martin Luther King Day Weekend Party.”
Mother Nature and Jack Frost released their vengeance across the state of Michigan with frigid temperatures below zero, treacherous road conditions and high winds. But through the torture of surviving this winter wonderland, Eastern Michigan University students were gifted with two back-to-back snow days from Jan. 6-7.
For Eastern Michigan University alumnus and movie producer Wesley Coller, his passion for creating and appreciation for visual masterpieces on the big screen has led him to incredible opportunities. Once a little kid from Pinckney, Mich., Coller had a boundless imagination. He loved art, the coming-of-age film “Stand By Me” and had “crazy, illusive dreams that was an impossibility.”
The sun shone on the cold morning of Dec. 7, the sound of cheers as runners dashed through Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti, dressed in Santa and elf shirts and hats for the Go Santa Go 5k Run.
In spirit of the holiday, members of the Eastern Michigan University Student Government and the community joined forces to make the city of Ypsilanti magical and a little brighter with hanging holiday decorations on Monday, Dec. 2.
Big Sean, one of the most popular artists in hip-hop since his debut album in 2011 “Finally Famous,” returned to his home state to perform at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on November 20th, bringing his North American tour to a close. On Dec. 2nd, he will start the leg of his European tour until Dec. 18th.
This Thanksgiving, a special piece of my life that I’m thankful for is discovering where I come from and the family I didn’t know existed.
On Monday, Nov. 18, Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge held an event called “Family Feud: EMU Edition” in the Student Center Auditorium. Inspired by the original TV game show hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, B.L.A.C.K. invited a variety of different clubs and organizations to get involved in the festivities as part of B.L.A.C.K. Week.
The season brings the spirit of being thankful but giving back to those in need. This month, volunteer around your city during these events and local centers to make someone’s holiday special.
November 11 events: All morning— Free breakfast donut and coffee at all Krispy Kreme locations All day— Free admission to the Henry Ford Museum for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families – location: Dearborn, Mich. thehenryford.org/events/veteransday.aspx.