S: 2009-2010 Black Student Union UNC Charlotte
BC: "A people united shall never see defeat because the power lies within us ... the Black Student Union"
FC: Black Student Union | U N C C H A R L O T T E | "A people united shall never see defeat because the power lies within us, the Black Student Union" | 2 0 0 9 ~ 2 0 1 0
1: Preamble | We, the black students of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte do establish this kindred to preserve the pride and dignity of the students who have gone before us as well as those who will follow after us. We seek to create awareness among ourselves in order to cope with the issues of the day. We seek to insure that our cultural heritage is remembered,preserved, and maintained as long as the kindred exists. We seek to establish our places of endeavor not only at this university but also wherever our calling may lead us. With our work in mind, we establish this kindred, the Black Student Union of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to prepare us to enter a world where we will better serve those whose lives depend upon our survival.
2: General Body Meetings
3: Discussing the issues
4: Fun with BSU !!!
6: Freshmen | At the pre-show organization showcase, Members of the executive board tell freshmen and other guests about the Black Student Union before Freshmen convocation. Other Black organizations such as NSBE were also in attendance.
7: Convocation | Freshmen Convocation catered to a full house with presentations being given by the most prominent Black organizations on campus. Anthony Foxx, Candidate for mayor served as the Guest Speaker.
8: Sister 2 Sister
9: Brother 2 Brother | Black students and staff group in gender based sessions to provide brotherly and sisterly advise while discussing pressing issues in the black community at UNC Charlotte as well as at large. Issues discussed included relationships, appearance, campus presence, and financial awareness.
10: KeithBoykin | Distinguished
11: Omar Tyree | Speakers | The Black Student Union, along with other organizations such as the Campus Activities Board and P.R.I.D.E., was able to participate in two lectures given by Distinguished African Americans. Kieth Boykin, nationally esteemed news anchor, Harvard Graduate, and Clinton Administration leader, spoke on being Black and Gay in America. Omar Tyree, author of 17 books, New York times Best Seller, and NCAAP image award recipient, provided students with insight into his experiences as a Black author as well as a preview into his latest work, The equation.
12: 40th Anniversary Gala
13: Black Student Union members and guest celebrate 40 years of advocacy and service in the UNC Charlotte black community in style! Students, Faculty, and past influential affiliates of the Black Student Union were in attendance.
14: Halloween Carnival | Black Student Union members prepare goodie bags full of candy, games, and other goods to pass out to children at UNCC on Halloween.
17: Awareness | The Black Student Union assists the Mecklenburg Democratic Party in encouraging the greater Charlotte area to go out and vote by acting as phone bank operators. BSU also hosted Voter registration drives frequently. Efforts proved effective when Anthony Foxx was elected Mayor, being the 2nd African American to ever hold this office.
18: BSU goes to... | Carowinds | Black Student Union members raise money while bonding by serving as employees of Carowinds theme park for one night.
19: Black Student Union Retreat | Atlanta ,GA
20: Black Student Union | Miss Black North Carolina and Miss Black Gastonia pose with Newly crowned Ms. Black Student Union. | Black Student members competed in the areas of Philanthropy, Talent, Interview, and poise to earn the honor of being called Mr. and Mrs. Black Student Union! | Mr. BSU Fodee Wiles Mrs. BSU Evita Freeman
21: Scholarship Pageant
22: In remembrance of... | Remembering the Dream... | In efforts to honor Dr. King, the Black Student Union, along with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC, hosted a Ceremony of reflection for UNCC students and staff. This occasion was proceeded by BSU participation in a Campus-wide day of service as well participation in the UNC Charlotte MLK program.
23: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
24: It's Homec | BSU | The BSU celebrates Forty-Niner Homecoming in style with Black Student Union custom-made shirts and banners sure to get attention in the Homecoming Parade. The Black Student Union marched along with the Black Alumni Association and was lead by MS. BSU, Evita Freeman.
25: oming Y'all!!! | Style
26: Black Shadows Day | High School students and middle school students gathered at UNC Charlotte to learn more about what it takes to be a college student. They all received tours, learned about Greek life from the NPHC and had the chance to ask current students about life at UNCC, The event was an overall success.
27: Congratulations Class of 2010 | Khrystin Bryant ~ Rickey Hill Devena Toon ~ Valerie Booth
28: Black Student Union Executive Board | 2009-2010
29: Khrystin Bryant | President | Class of 2010 Major: Communications Africana Studies Favorite BSU Event: Black Shadow's Day | Being President of the Black Student Union for the past two years has given me great insight into this University. Just as I have thought of my board and membership as a family , I hope that you all would do the same in the future of this organization. Despite how it may seem, you have the power to make the changes you need, not only at this University but in the world beyond it.
30: Vice President | Rickey Hill | Class of 2010 Major: Political Science
31: DeVena Toon | Treasurer | Class of 2010 Major: Business Administration
32: Eddie Harris | Political Affairs | Class of 2012 Major: Political Science Favorite BSU Event: 40th Anniversary Gala | Dear BSU, | "You should never worry about knows you, just make sure you are worth knowing ," | I truly enjoyed working for the Black Student Union this past year. I have had the opportunity to meet and connect with many individuals and I wish the best for BSU's future years of service Congratulations to out May graduates, Best wishes as you continue on your path to greatness. For those of you pursuing a degree, stay focused and encouraged.
33: Unique Arce | Membership | Class of 2011 Major: Political Science
34: Community | Darryl McLean | Class of 2010 Major: English
35: Karen Arrington | Outreach | "One isn't necessarily born with courage but one is born with potential. Without virtue we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. . We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." -Maya Angelou | Class of 2012 Major: Psychology and Spanish | " Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the one's we seek." -Barack Obama
36: Valerie Booth | Black Perspectives | Class of 2010 Major: Africana Studies
37: Moriah Girley | Dear BSU, This is my first year on the executive board, and it is one that I will not forget. It was very enlightening to see the Black Perspectives take off the way is did, and humbling as well. It brought me great joy to see something that will be remembered in our archives after my collegiate career. One of the fondest memories I have of BSU is the MLK day of service. I really got to bond with my fellow board members and people form other organizations. Everyone was very funny and entertaining, and even though I lost one of my favorite jackets, the memory of us all working together to achieve a higher goal is one that I will cherish forever. And I want all to remember; The moments we spend together help mold a foundation that can't be ripped apart, | Class of 2012 Major: Art Favorite BSU Event : MLK Day of Service
38: Anyssa Black | Freshmen | Class of 2013 Major: Political Science and Communications Favorite BSU Event: Freshmen Convocation | Dear BSU, This year has definitely been a year to remember! While I have watched this organization grow, I have grown closer to the person I want to be. As this year comes to an end, I hope that in future years, the leaders and members of BSU remember to always work to the advancement of our community and not just themselves. Never doubt the influence of a small group of individuals trying to do the right thing because this is the only force that has ever changed he world. Thank you to the membership and executive board family for always being there! Love Always, -Anyssa
39: Carlo Moore | Council | Class of 2013 Major: Political Science Favorite BSU Event: Mr. and Mrs. BSU Pageant MLK Memorial Service | Dear BSU, As a freshman I had a tough time figuring out what organization I wanted to be a part of. When it came to being apart if the Black Student Union their was no doubt that made me question twice. The sense of family, unity, and empowerment is impeccable. It feels great to know I am aprat of something so great. It will be an honor to carry out the legacy that was built before us. Thank you for letting me be apart. God Bless. -Carlo Moore