November 15, 2015 - 4:42pm
The Syracuse University chapter of the NAACP hosted a conference for those looking to become better activists and more aware of the plight of Black people in America.

The NAACP SU Chapter held an all-day Blacktivism Conference on Saturday at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to bring awareness to and encourage black activism through lectures and panels.

September 12, 2014 - 5:56pm
More than 100 students joined Friday's forum on the issues of race and identity at Syracuse University.

Taryne Chatman admitted he sometimes has trouble saying exactly what he wants to say. But when he tried to come to terms with the hate speech heard in a viral video circulating across campus, he was left speechless. That is -- until he turned his thoughts into poetry.

"I mean you know it's spelled. Starts with an 'N' ends with 'er.' Man-made manifestations that remind us, that our history ain't too far," Chatman recited.

January 19, 2013 - 9:10pm
Students and members of the Syracuse community gathered together in the Carrier Dome Saturday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and local heroes of Syracuse.

More than 2,000 Syracuse University students and Syracuse residents gathered in the Carrier Dome Saturday for a night of inspiration and remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. at SU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

This celebration is a Syracuse tradition that has endured for over 25 years. The university welcomed Roslyn Brock, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the NAACP, as the keynote speaker for the evening.