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Women dance a cultural dance with buckets placed on top of their heads.

Afro advocacy

Trish Maponga, Reporter September 29, 2022

GK Folks Foundation’s second annual Afro Utah Festival was held on Sept. 24 at the Gallivan Center. The festival is a cultural event that celebrates pride and heritage while promoting diversity, inclusion...

Activist Deja Gaston speaking to a crowd of protesters in front of the Salt Lake City & County Building. Photo credit: Lissete Landaverde

A message of love

Lissete Landaverde January 26, 2022

In honor of Martin Luther King Week at Weber State University, the Office of Diversity hosted a virtual showing and panel discussion of the film "Beloved Community Project" on Jan. 19.According to the...

Members of The Ohana Association managing a booth about the organization. Photo credit: The Ohana Association

Uplifting minority groups through student clubs and organizations

Lissete Landaverde April 19, 2021

Starting college is not easy for anyone, especially for minorities, who may feel out of place and may not have the resources needed to get through the process. The Weber State Center of Multicultural Excellence...

Jo Blake presents Chloé Valdary for Browning Presents! on Oct. 13. Photo credit: Caitlyn Nichols

National writer and entrepreneur speaks on the arts and her Theory of Enchantment

Caitlyn Nichols October 14, 2020

On Oct. 13, Browning Presents! featured Chloé Valdary, founder of the Theory of Enchantment, who spoke about her theory as well as the importance of the arts and pop culture in life.The presentation...

Black-owned barbershops offer members of the community a welcoming, respectful environment. Photo credit: Lindz Kanger

Black-barber influence

Lindz Kanger August 22, 2020

At first glance, combs are lined up, clippers are buzzing and locks of hair are swept from the floor after a haircut, just like any other barber shop. But within the doors of Black-owned barber shops,...

Many films with diverse casts have had low box office ratings in Utah despite widespread success. Despite that, stories like these have inspiring messages to be sent to audiences that need to be heard. (Alli Rickards / The Signpost)

Beyond the screen: why movie theaters in Utah lack color

Ally Nelson February 12, 2020

Box offices are determined by individual ticket sales. Utah's lack of ticket sales for films with diverse leads is very telling of our culture.My family made sure I grew up culturally aware, especially...

Minority organizations need help from the majority

Minority organizations need help from the majority

Ally Nelson February 28, 2019

Thirty-nine percent of Weber State University’s student body is non-Caucasian or identifies as LGBT. With a plethora of scholarship money and programs like Dream Weber, WSU attempts to represent...

Her story, told

Her story, told

Ally Nelson January 26, 2019

“Black Herstory” Month intends to do what its name would suggest: tell her story. Black Herstory Month is a celebration of black women throughout history whose stories have been forgotten. Weber...

Juneteenth festival a day of independence. (Sara Parker / The  Signpost)

Juneteenth festival: a day of independence

Tori Waltz June 18, 2018

Every summer, the streets of America are lined with people of all ages gathered to celebrate a day of freedom, equality and liberation known as Juneteenth. Originating in the state of Texas, Juneteenth...

Loki Mulholland introducing his film to attendees at the screening of The Uncomfortable Truth on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Chloe Walker

Making the ‘Uncomfortable Truth’ known

Alyson Johnson February 16, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, Weber State hosted a film screening and panel discussion on the history of slavery and the problem of racism that continues to exist today in America. Students, along with...

The Black Scholars United feature in the 1982 version of Weber State College’s yearbook “The Acorn.” (Signpost Archives)

BSU’s journey promoting black culture continues 50 years later

Alyson Johnson February 9, 2018

After 50 years of promoting leadership and education for black students at Weber State, Black Scholars United continues to inspire, encourage and provide support for all minority students.BSU was established...

Dr. Mark Henderson, center-left, leads the Weber State University Chamber Choir as part of the Jan 19 Gospel Fest. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

‘The Dream Still Continues’ with 18th annual gospel fest

Alyson Johnson January 25, 2018

Choirs and singing groups throughout Utah participated in bringing their messages of hope and inspiration to Weber State University’s 18th annual Gospel Music Festival on Jan. 19.Among the choirs...

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