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Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Disco Donna and cast in an energetic performance of the hit Hot Stuff.

‘Summer: The Musical’ brings hot stuff to Boston

Sarah Lukowski and Emily Dempsey March 1, 2022

1970s pop sensation Donna Summer was a girl from Boston who started in a gospel choir and rose to become the disco queen. The Emerson Colonial Theatre is giving Bostonians a chance to catch a glimpse into...

Black History Month: A time of reflection for a better future

Black History Month: A time of reflection for a better future

Caroline Enos, Editor in Chief February 23, 2022

For Lorda Joseph, a junior media and film major at Suffolk University, Black History Month is a chance for her to learn more about herself through the celebration of her culture.  “It’s a very...

BSU hosts trip through Black history in Boston

BSU hosts trip through Black history in Boston

Leo Woods, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 22, 2022

Suffolk University’s Black Student Union brought students on a trip to the Museum of African American History in Beacon Hill last week to learn more about Black history in Boston. The museum is just...

Suffolk Speaks: What does Black History Month mean to you?

Suffolk Speaks: What does Black History Month mean to you?

The Suffolk Journal Staff February 16, 2022

With the Suffolk community celebrating Black History Month and the year-round achievements of the BIPOC community, we want to hear from our readers about what this month means to them. The goal of this...

Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song, Malcolm X, Moonlight and The Inheritance are some of the most influential and important movies in Black cinema.

For Black History Month, watch these influential films

Alec Maskell , Staff Writer February 15, 2022

February is celebrated in the U.S. as Black History Month, a time to celebrate Black history in America, and the many significant cultural moments and achievements of the Black community that happens year-round.  One...

Creating the Dream Award winners Briana Ong and Tumi Akinyombo.

Suffolk award shines light on MLK’s legacy

Katelyn Norwood, News Editor February 2, 2022

In a two-part event, Suffolk University Celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through the work being done today by newly-elected State Senator Lydia Edwards and three members of the...

Tony Lawrence hosts the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, featured in Questloves documentary Summer of Soul.

Summer of Soul: The Black Woodstock that no one knew

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor July 29, 2021

In the powerful documentary “Summer of Soul,” musician Questlove decided to stand behind the camera to shed light on a music festival that few people knew of.  The Woodstock music festival went...

James Hemings is known as the Americas culinary founding father.

Roxbury Film Festival: Documentary shows how James Hemings influenced American cuisine

Imani Hill, Graduate Contributor June 22, 2021

There are some historical culinary arts icons that have changed the way food is made and looked upon, and James Hemings is one of these people. Hemings was an enslaved man owned by President Thomas...

Experts discuss dark past of slavery, racial injustice in Massachusetts

Experts discuss dark past of slavery, racial injustice in Massachusetts

Shealagh Sullivan, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Historians discussed Massachusetts’ dark history of slavery and racial injustice at a panel on Feb. 18. This panel was part of a five-part series hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society and...

Martin Luther King Jr. depicted in the Roxbury Love Story mural outside the Melnea Residence apartment complex. The mural was painted by local Boston artists Ekua Holmes and Rob Gibbs.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta King mural unveiled in Roxbury to celebrate their relationship

Dani Webber, News Editor September 29, 2020

A new mural and walking tour was unveiled in West Roxbury Friday to honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta King.  Local artists Ekua Holmes and Rob Gibbs painted the...

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

Morgan Hume February 12, 2020

There wasn’t always a Malcolm X. No one regarded the youngster from Michigan, nicknamed Detroit Red, as a leader. Instead, he was another kid hustling in the streets of Boston and New York for some pocket...

Judge Ivorey Cobb receives an honorary degree from Suffolk in 1965

Suffolk Firsts: Black History Month

Emily Devlin February 5, 2020

In the third part of this four-part series, which will come out in March, The Journal will showcase Suffolk’s first female students and staff in honor of Women’s History Month. When Black History...

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