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A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 

Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.

Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon.

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel

Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014.

#BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel during Black History Month

During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.
<i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

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Dr. Kariamu Welsh

African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

Yaba Blay

What I’m Reading: Yaba Blay

Dr. Yaba Blay, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently made time to read18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman,  which examines the disadvantages of multitasking and long to-do lists.