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Dear Peer: Is it Love?

The MSU Spokesman

November 17, 2014

Filed under DEAR PEER COLUMN, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS

Dear Peer, I’ve been dating this girl and I’m really feeling her. We have a ton in a common, but we argue a lot.  I love her a lot and I’ll do anything for her but I just feel like we are growing apart. Even though e...

VIEWPOINT: Morgan and “Greatness”

The MSU Spokesman

November 8, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES

In hopes of boosting Morgan State University’s student enrollment, President David Wilson has opted to act on recommendations from the school’s Return to Greatness Committee to provide better equipment, scholarships and pra...

To Beat or Not to Beat: A Special Report

The MSU Spokesman

October 23, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES, SPECIAL COVERAGE

The severe discipline force NFL Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson inflicted on his four-year-old son has turned a national spotlight onto the topic of corporal punishment. Peterson’s son sustained cuts, bruises and...

Dear Peer: Does Growing Up Mean Growing Out?

The MSU Spokesman

October 22, 2014

Filed under DEAR PEER COLUMN, PERSPECTIVES

Deer Peer, I'm graduating in the spring, but I'm scared. I've always been good at planning exactly where I want my life to go, and things usually go my way. The problem is that right now, moments after I've paid my graduation...

Dear Peer: Roommate Drama

The MSU Spokesman

October 22, 2014

Filed under DEAR PEER COLUMN, PERSPECTIVES

Dear Peer, My roommate constantly uses my stuff. It's like she has zero boundaries. From my toothpaste to my canned goods to my pots and pans- nothing is safe. I think the worst part is that she doesn't just use my stuff, she...

Deer Peer: What is “Being Black”?

The MSU Spokesman

September 29, 2014

Filed under DEAR PEER COLUMN, PERSPECTIVES

Dear Peer, This past week I was watching the premiere of the new show “Black-ish” with my roommates in Blount and we had this whole discussion about being black. I’m a freshman from Dallas, Texas and the last 5 weeks here...

Revisiting the Past

The MSU Spokesman

September 14, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES, RECALLING EMMETT TILL IN MIKE BROWN'S TIME

I don’t like to revisit the past. When I first entered Morgan State, I was nervous about taking any black history or black media classes because I knew that if I took the class, we would revisit emotionally heavy moments...

From “Crime” to Commonplace: The Evolution of Interracial Relationships

The MSU Spokesman

September 14, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES, RECALLING EMMETT TILL IN MIKE BROWN'S TIME

It is amazing how in the 1940's if a man or woman wanted to date outside their race, it was highly frowned upon. Many were disowned from their families and some of them were killed. Now there are 9 million bi-racial people living...

Unite For a Better Future

The MSU Spokesman

September 14, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES, RECALLING EMMETT TILL IN MIKE BROWN'S TIME

Emmett Till was a child who was murdered by two hate- filled white men. His life became a sad lesson for Americans to learn. His murder in 1955 made it clear that it was time for black people in America to fight for justice and...

Emmett Till’s Mother May Have Known Best

The MSU Spokesman

September 14, 2014

Filed under PERSPECTIVES, RECALLING EMMETT TILL IN MIKE BROWN'S TIME

Emmett Till’s mother should not have allowed Emmett to travel to Mississippi. Mamie Till surely did not want Emmett to leave home, but like any other young persistent child, Emmett insisted. And of course, any mother who...

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