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Michael-Ahene-'08

June 1, 2009

Covering Hip-Hop Culture and More at ‘The Source’

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Michael Ahene ’08 writes for influential NYC magazine as well as alternative publication Michael Ahene ’08 is a contributing writer for The Source, a magazine about hip-hop music, culture, and politics, and Beyond Race, which covers music and entertainment from a progressive perspective. He previously served an internship at the New York City office of [...]

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April 8, 2009

M.K. Asante ’04 Receives Langston Hughes Award

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Also, his Kwanzaa film earned top honors at Africa World Documentary Film Festival The honors keep coming for author, filmmaker, and professor M.K. Asante ’04. Last week, he received the Langston Hughes Award from the Langston Hughes Society, which promotes awareness and appreciation of the famous African American poet, novelist, and playwright. This week, his [...]

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February 12, 2009

From the Gridiron to the Bank

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Former football standout Quincy Miller ’97 oversees over 130 Citizens Bank branches in Massachusetts By Kevin Gray Quincy Miller ’97 graduated as one of the most prolific wide receivers in the history of Lafayette’s Division I football program, having caught 98 passes for 1,673 yards and scoring 16 touchdowns. He earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors [...]

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February 10, 2009

Offering Hope to the Young

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Angela Neal ’01 helps abused children and researches healing solutions By Dan Edelen When a timid boy, scarred by abuse, whispers his devastating story, Angela Neal ’01 provides the listening ear. In her dual roles as a child welfare researcher and an intern for Hennepin County (Minn.) Child Services, she offers hope to broken children. [...]

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January 23, 2009

Team Player

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Terrence Byrd ’74 thrives in providing access to quality health care Nearly 50 million people in the United States lack health insurance or access to proper medical care. Ask Terrence Byrd ’74; he knows. The same intensity he brought to the gridiron as a wideout at Lafayette he summons daily on behalf of the needy—and [...]

Lafayette College

January 13, 2009

A Warm Heart Behind An Open Door

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Alma Scott-Buczak ’74 improves lives of NJ Transit workers, children in New York, and the underprivileged A grease gun, a spark plug gapper, and a good set of wrenches in the hands of a master mechanic keep the buses and trains of the New Jersey Transit running. But a box of tissues, a jar of [...]

Lafayette College

November 13, 2008

Family Jewels

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Latest work of artist Maya Freelon Asante ’05 spans three generations It is probably safe to assume that as a youngster, budding artist Maya Freelon Asante ’05 kept her parents’ refrigerator door covered with one-of-a-kind original works. Now, Asante’s latest design graces the album cover of a Grammy-nominated singer, who just so happens to be [...]

Lafayette College

October 7, 2008

M.K. Asante Jr. ’04 Films ‘The Black Candle,’ Publishes Third Book

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Documentary on Kwanzaa will be screened in U.S. and Africa Author and filmmaker M.K. Asante ’04 has created the documentary The Black Candle, which uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. It traces the holiday’s growth out of the Black Power movement in the 1960s to the present global, pan-African [...]

Lafayette College

September 24, 2008

McDonogh Network Brings Together African American Alumni

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Group will hold first networking event Saturday afternoon Lafayette has formed the McDonogh Network to provide networking opportunities for African American and other black alumni and students. The group is comprised of all African American and black alumni. “At a time when Lafayette has strengthened its commitment to diversity on campus, we’re pleased that the [...]

Lafayette College

August 20, 2008

Thinking Green

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Jacki Wilkins ’77 develops programs to make transportation more earth-friendly in Boston By Benjamin Gleisser Jacki Wilkins ’77 traces her lifelong passion for ecology back to middle and high school, when she was a Girl Scout who enjoyed wilderness camping. She especially remembers camping on the beach and in the mountains, gazing up at a [...]