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B.L.A.C.K Excellence Annual Block Party

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at GSU chapter.

On September 7, 2017, B.L.A.C.K of Georgia State hosted their first annual Block Party. With appearances from the NPHC, SHE, and a performance by Dance Ensemble, the student body of GSU came out in celebration.

When asked what was the organization’s intended goal for the block party, Darius Thomas and RJ White told the reporter, “We wanted to draw people in for promotion of our organization.” However, their vision does not stop there. With this being their first program for the 2017-2018 school year, the organization wanted to grab the student body’s attention and get them involved with the bigger plans they have in store for State. 


B.L.A.C.K. is working to unify and ignite students on campus in hopes of that same unity spilling over into the community. Due to recent events affecting people all over the nation, this organization strives to continue to “fight the good fight.”

The organization is working towards building more Black leadership at GSU. Blaine Cannon, a member of B.LA.C.K, said he would like to see more of GSU’s students involved in protests and voting, when it comes to awareness and involvement on campus. 

With Georgia State being an urban campus, you often see the students dispersed throughout the city. B.L.A.C.K. wanted this event to be for student’s to “come together and have a good time.” Some would say they are off to a good start to achieving their goals for this school year.


Sierra Jenkins is currently a student at Georgia State University studying journalism and African American studies. Jenkins aspires to enlighten and inform others through her writing. She believes it is important to have conversations and create dialogue around topics that aren't always discussed publicly. Jenkins strives to break societal barriers through her use of words and set an example for other women from all walks of life.
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