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Many moviegoers have departed theaters scratching their heads at the recent release of the movie “Get Out”. The psycho-thriller, directed by Jordan Peete, has broken records at the box office, bringing in over $100 million in sales. The film looks at race and social relations from a psychological perspective and poses the question “Is Black the new white?” The movie depicts African-American men being kidnapped by whites in a remote town for the sole purpose of taking over their bodies. Throughout the movie there are numerous clues that elude to the real story that is revealed at the end. Many…

Dr. Huey Newton (1942-1989) Dr. Huey Newton was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  A native of Monroe, Newton was a political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He continued to pursue an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social philosophy. In 1989 he was shot and killed in Oakland, California. He was the youngest of seven children of Armelia Johnson and Walter Newton, a sharecropper and Baptist lay preacher. His parents named him after former Governor of Louisiana Huey Long. In 1945, the family migrated to Oakland, California,…

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Cook is a retired Dillard University president and, with his appointment to the Duke University faculty in 1966, was the first African American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at any predominantly white college or university in the South. Cook also served as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees from 1981 to 1993. In 1993, Dillard University honored Cook by naming the school’s new fine arts and communication center after him. That same year, Cook was elected by Duke…

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