Find black communities in Tuscaloosa


More than a century after the founding of the University, the campus was integrated. Even after integrating, black students had to find community and resources on campus. Now there is at least 16 organizations that specifically serve black students at University.

ON THE CAMPUS

Black Students Union

The University’s Black Students’ Union was formed in 1968 to help meet the needs of black students on campus. Its mission is to establish and build better relationships and experiences for minority students on campus. The BSU serves as a liaison between minority students and school leaders to ensure equality and uphold the values ​​of Capstone Creed.

Recently, the Black Student Union has organized events such as the Bra Donation Campaign for a Cause and Breast Cancer Awareness Forum for Girls in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Capstone Association of Black Journalists

The Capstone Association of Black Journalists is a collegiate section of the National Association of Black Journalists. It was started to help black students navigate journalism, especially after graduation. This organization is open to all students, not just minorities, and anyone concerned with preserving diversity in journalism is welcome.

Future Black Law Student Association

The Future Black Law Student Association was created to support prospective black law students. It shares resources for students to maximize their activities in the legal profession. Mentorship and support are priorities for the organization.

The Future Black Law Student Association hosted an event last month, “What are lawyers doing? ” where pre-law students were able to learn in depth about the different paths of the legal profession.

The National Council of Black Women

The National Council of Black Women has over 300 community and academic chapters that provide opportunities for African American women and the communities in which they live. The council achieves this through research, advocacy, community work, and programs in the United States and Africa.

The National Council of Black Women recently presented their new board via Instagram last week. They also hosted an event called “Girl Talk” earlier in September, creating a safe space for women.

The NAACP

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal rights for all, without discrimination based on race. The University chapter aims to improve the quality of life for all people of color on campus by ensuring inclusion and equality.

Students Against Medical Racism

Students Against Medical Racism educates students entering the health professions about the disparities that minorities face in the medical field. Students work together to educate their peers about the causes and effects of medical discrimination. They work in the community and fundraise to educate young students and others about systemic racial discrimination in the healthcare system.

Project empowerment

Project Empowerment focuses on educating black women about politics, but it aims to give all women of color a political voice. The project hopes to encourage high school and college students to educate themselves and promote political awareness.

Women of excellence

Women of Excellence is an organization of progressive African American women who hope to foster a sense of excellence through education, politics, volunteer work, and civic engagement in the community. This organization is dedicated to supporting young women in their quest for a better future through excellence.

Women of Excellence has been active last month hosting the SHEIN Campus Activation Event, The Collegiate 100 Relations Forum and the Consent First Forum with the KA Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. On October 21, they are hosting a forum on the importance of breast cancer awareness called, The best protection is early detection.

Dynamically reverse everything around me

DREAM is an organization that campaigns for the advancement of education in a climate of racial injustice and a lack of education on the history of minorities. The organization focuses on leadership training for middle-aged to college students, empowering others to serve their communities and bring attention to these issues.

OUT OF CAMPUS

Tuscaloosa Region Black Chamber of Commerce

The Tuscaloosa Region Black Chamber of Commerce was established to assist in the development of African American communities and black-owned businesses. The chamber hopes to ensure economic growth and the advancement of the contributions and progress of African Americans to society, particularly in Tuscaloosa.

Birmingham Urban League

Birmingham Urban League is an organization that helps all racial and ethnic groups, especially African Americans, seek and achieve social and economic equality. Through education, housing, employment and health, they hope to empower communities and their members to change lives.

Birmingham Urban League recently announced that they distributed $ 5.6 million to help 1,000 families in just 90 days.

Black voters matter

Black Voters Matter is an organization committed to educating black Americans about voting. They advocate for policies that promote equal voting and the right to vote for all, as well as policies that cut across race, gender, economy and other aspects of promoting equality.

From October 20 to October 23, Black Voters Matter plans to meet to travel from West Virginia to Washington DC to demand Senate act on freedom to vote law.

The Society of Knights and Orchids

The Knights & Orchids Society is an organization that fights for the rights of LGBTQ African Americans throughout Alabama and the South. The company campaigns for equality and justice through community work.

The black youth project

The Black Youth Project is a platform that highlights the accomplishments of black millennials. This organization aims to give voice to young black Americans and shed light on diversity across the country.

The Black Youth Project recently wrote an article on the role allies should play with the black community..

Plan of black women

Black Women’s Blueprint is an organization dedicated to creating a safe community for black women who are victims of sexual assault, abuse and incarceration. Through trauma healing, truth and reconciliation, reproductive medicine, and international programs, they hope to create a space where these women can grow up.

More information on all of these organizations can be found on the linked websites.

This story was published in the Legacy Edition. See the full issue here.

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