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What is Advocacy?

Posted On April 6, 2017
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Advocacy is the act of supporting a particular cause for a specific desired outcome. An advocate speaks up for someone to help them get their views, opinions and concerns heard. There are many different types of advocacy, including issue based advocacy (also called crisis, short term or professional advocacy), self-advocacy, group advocacy, citizen advocacy and… more »

Hot Wings Hot Topics

Posted On October 14, 2016
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The Washington Post has reported that 750+ individuals have been killed by police officers alone this year. There are protests occurring everywhere; in our streets, on our athlete’s playing fields and even in our classrooms. Students of color with natural hair such as dreadlocks are even being banned from schools. To top it all off,… more »

Dear World: Live from Georgia State

Posted On September 12, 2016
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There’s power in stories. Every culture has its own history of storytelling through dance, painting or words. “Dear World” tells stories through photographs. The organization, founded by Robert Fogarty, gained acclaim in 2011 at the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, but Fogarty had been snapping pictures well before that. Before it became “Dear World,” the program… more »

Understanding Why #BlackLivesMatter

Posted On August 10, 2016
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The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. It became a rallying cry in the wake of deaths of black men at the hands of police. The latest police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have sparked a new round of nationwide protests. Coupled… more »

Preventing & Relieving Stress Before Finals

Posted On May 6, 2016
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April is the last full month of Georgia State University’s spring semester and school year. Students spend their time typing papers and studying for finals which leads to anxiety and stress for many students. Black Student Achievement wanted to assist students in both proactively preventing and actively relieving the stress and anxiety of finals. A… more »

Black History Month 2016!

Posted On March 8, 2016
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Many would describe February 2016 as the best #BlackHistoryMonthever! The steady stream of relevant pop culture moments from Beyonce’s Formation Superbowl performance to Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance, memorable moments in the White House with President Barack Obama and similarly on Georgia State’s campus with a comprehensive month-long celebration of Black History. In collaboration with Spotlight… more »

Reservations

Posted On January 8, 2016

Black Student Achievement offers a number of rooms that students, faculty and staff can request to reserve for meetings and events. The office provides a safe space for all and is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to the Georgia State University community.

Conference Room The conference room can hold up… more »

Black Affair: Escape to Enchantment

Posted On December 3, 2015
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Conscious Collective (CC), one of eleven organizations supported by Black Student Achievement, seeks to bring creative and conscious thinking people of the world together. Founded in 1998, CC encourages students to find out who they are, enabling them to better express themselves and broaden their thinking capabilities.

On November 30, 2015, CC hosted a… more »

Grad Student Takes on CNN Fit Nation Triathlon

Posted On November 5, 2015
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Chip Greenidge has undergone a nine-month transformation on CNN’s Fit Nation. Now he’s up against one final, grueling test.

Since joining the Fit Nation team, Greenidge has been biking, running and swimming every day at the Georgia State Student Recreation Center. Photo by Steve Thackston.

George “Chip” Greenidge Jr. has watched one friend after another… more »