October 4, 2017

The speakers are loud, the good vibes flowing. The notes coming from the stage are causing everyone to dance, smile and feel happiness that is hard to beat. Complete strangers become best friends as the crowd of thousands becomes the loudest karaoke bar on the planet....

March 17, 2017

“Lent.” Commonly referred to as the time recognized as the 40 days before Easter, which starts with ashes on the forehead and consists of patiently waiting to indulge in the treats you promise to sacrifice for the season. But Lent is so much more than this. Each tradit...

February 26, 2017

A major staple in Black culture is hip-hop. Hip-Hop became an identity to the Black community and has since become a global phenomenon. You may be familiar with the Holy Trinity as the Father, the son and the holy spirit, but to some, hip-hop is a religion and it has i...

February 24, 2017

Everyone knows about the race into space, the period of time when Russia and America competed head-to-head to be the first nation to put a man on the moon. The story many people don’t know about are the stories of the people who worked behind the scenes, the people res...

February 17, 2017

Check out staff writer Kamari Jordan's top picks in music for Black History Month!

1. Black is Gold | Wale

In this ode to Black women, Wale raps over D’Angelo’s “Lady.” The lyrics celebrate the melanin in every Black woman and mentions Black celebrities such as actresses...

February 17, 2017

To recognize and celebrate the history and achievements of African people around the world, we here at the USF Encounter have curated a list of documentaries, movies and mini-series that are both thought provoking and entertaining. These films serve as an opportunity t...

February 10, 2017

Malcolm X was an African American leader that “articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950’s and 60’s.” You may know him best for his quote, “By any means necessary.” To end the explanation of who Malcolm X was here would serve no justice to hi...

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