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Black History Month Events
UNI's Black Student Union, Center for Multicultural Education and the Campus Activities Board have planned events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

Feb. 8, Interracial Dating Roundtable Discussion: 6pm – 8pm, at the Center for Multicultural Education

Feb. 9, Day in Africa: 7pm-9pm, Lang Hall basement classrooms: dance, movies, food, hair, panels

Feb. 13, "1001 Inventions": 7pm-9pm, Lang Hall Auditorium

Feb. 16, Fashion Show: 7pm-9pm, Maucker Union Coffeehouse

Feb. 21, Tunnel of Oppression: 6:30-9:30pm, Lang Hall basement classrooms

For detailed information, please check the BSU Calendar

UNI contact:
Darvel Givens, Black Student Union President

The First Annual Conference on African-American Children and Families, Feb. 24, 2012, Cedar Falls, IA.
Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Schindler Education Center, University of Northern Iowa.

The conference is designed for educators, administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, social workers, health professionals, business leaders and anyone committed to improving the lives of children. To register or for more information, visit

KBBG-FM 88.1 Community Support and Membership Drive
KBBG's motto is "Communicate to Educate." It offers various community support, such as educational events and research, community service, local musicians and groups.

Center for Multicultural Education, UNI
Annual Events
Heritage Months

Hispanic Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month
Black History Month
Women's History Month
Asian American Heritage Month


African American Museum's revised design gets favorable reviews by NCPC, Washington Post, 9/3/2010 By Jacqueline Trescott
A revised design concept for the National Museum of African American History and Culture shifts the building to the southern boundary of its location across from the Washington Monument grounds, giving an unobstructed view of the landmark. More>>
Bernice King breaks silence, asks SCLC to end rift
8/3/2010 by ERRIN HAINES, AP
After nearly 10 months of silence, the Rev. Bernice King urged the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Tuesday to end the bitter infighting that has split the group she was elected to lead. More>>
Cedar Valley African-American media pioneers still at KWWL, KBBG, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 2/12/2010
KBBG's President and CEO Lou Porter received The Radio One Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Urban Radio Broadcasting. Porter has been with the station since her late husband Jimmy Porter started it over 33 years ago. KWWL's Sports Director Rick Coleman has been at the station for his entire 23-year career as a journalist. More>>
Black inventors and their creations, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 2/7, 14, 21, 28/2010
Each Sunday during the month of February, The Courier had an online feature showcasing great African-American Inventors.  More>>
New installment in African-American oral history series set to begin airing, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 2/1/2010
A series of videotaped oral history interviews of prominent African-Americans in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is about to take another step forward. More>>

Lou Porter
CEO, KBBG-FM 88.1, Waterloo, Iowa

Des Moines Register
KBBG 88.1 FM, Waterloo
KBOL- LP Radio 100.1 FM, Waterloo
KJMC 89.3 FM, Des Moines
KWWL Television
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The Crisis Magazine


National Museum of African American


Rev. Bernice King

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