Black Business Bazaar

By Kiara Thomas The Black Business Bazaar hosted by the Black Student Union on April 4 allowed students the opportunity to buy from black-owned businesses on campus.  Vendors who sold food services, skin care, hair care and art lined the perimeter of the GLS Center. “A year ago I [burned] my face and my hands […]

From Mérida, Mexico to Stony Brook University: Yamil Montenegro’s Journey

By Fernando Acevedo In Mérida, Mexico during recess, Yamil Sinuhé Montenegro Hernández followed his routine of playing soccer on a fenced court with boys older than him. “We were third graders and we played against the fifth grade or sixth grade and we would never beat them,” Montenegro said. On this particular day, the third […]

Black History Month Open Mic Night

By Esther Alatishe The Black History Month Committee hosted “Open Mic,” a Spoken Word event based on their theme of “Sankofa: Blackness is Endless”, on Thursday, February 21. The event took place at the Black Box Theater in Tabler Quad in front of a small crowd and a panel of four judges, with careers ranging […]

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

By Maia Vines Stony Brook University kicked off the celebration of Black History Month with the Black History Month Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Student Activities Center. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is Blackness is Endless. “Blackness is Endless was created by the committee to really illustrate the infinite […]

Blackface in Hicksville

By Tathiana Piquion The greatest philosophers have always said that your greatest thoughts and ideas come when you simply stare out a window and try looking for what is beyond as life passes you by. In all honesty, when I do this, I just think about the assignments I have due coming up or the […]