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Sounds of Purple

Sounds of Purple

Elaine Russ, Reporter

August 27, 2018


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“Don’t Come Easy” singer Raheem DeVaughn will be headlining at “Sounds of Purple,” a concert to benefit the Penelope House. The concert will be held on Sep. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger Theater. “The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection, and support to...

USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

Joy Washington, USA Marketing and Communications

August 20, 2018


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Mobile’s historic shotgun houses, long and narrow, were built in the early 1800s and 1900s. Called “shotgun” houses because a theoretical shotgun blast through the front door of these one-room wide structures would go straight out the back door, they were popular homes throughout downtown’s...

“Black to our roots”

“Black to our roots”

Bria Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


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Last Wednesday, after the cancellation of an evening of negro spirituals due to severe weather,   the Center for Academic Service Learning and Civil Engagement (CASLCE) and African American Studies presented Helping Africa Establish Schools and Homes Abroad (HABESHA.Inc) and the Jah N-I Roots Band. It...

“Black Fashionova,” House of Jags represent black history through fashion

“Black Fashionova,” House of Jags represent black history through fashion

Natalie Franklin, Life Editor

February 26, 2016


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South Alabama’s House of Jags hosted a fashion show in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 18. The show, entitled “Black Fashionova,” had a successful turnout. “I just really wanted the fashion show to be about black history, but us really expressing through the art of fashion. I w...

Women of Excellence, an organization that lives up to its name

Women of Excellence, an organization that lives up to its name

Natalie Franklin, Life Editor

February 18, 2016


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Thriving, inspiring and educating since 2006, the Women of Excellence (WOX) are prominent African American leaders on South Alabama’s campus.   “The purpose of Women of Excellence is just to aspire to be excellent in every aspect of our lives whether it be academically, socially, physically,...

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