Not just black history

Club president sponsors diversity, education | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Black History Month is right around the corner and Black Student Association (BSA) president Kimberlee Fields, junior in psychology, says she is excited to experience Pittsburg State’s dedication to the event. “It just makes me feel proud to be black,” Fields said. “My high school never celebrated it that much, at Pitt it is completely different. It just fills me with pride.” Fields, who is from Leavenworth, was elected president of BSA last year. “It’s a great club to be a part of,” she said. “I came here wanting to be involved and their table at my Pitt C.A.R.E.S. session really stood out to…

Poet ‘X’PLICIT’ kicks off Black History Month

Poet Brandon 'X'PLICIT interacts with the audience during his poetry session Feb. 4 in the U club

Joud Bayeh | reporter Black History Month at Pittsburg State opened in explicitly poetic fashion with the talents of spoken word artist Brandon Thorton. The Black Students Association (BSA) and the Office of Student Diversity invited Thorton, also known as X’PLICIT, to the University Club on Feb. 4. This is Thorton’s second performance at the university. He opened the schedule of Black History Month events last year. His act began with a rendition of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the theme song from the namesake Will Smith sitcom. Thorton moved to a deeper topic by reciting his own poems about social problems like poverty and racism. “Black people are the No. 1 consumer but the…