While VCU touts the most diverse student population in Virginia, the faculty is still extremely white-washed.
Past 10 p.m. on a Monday night, a group of about thirty VCU students met in the Student Media Center on Broad Street. Crowding the facility, the students talked of injustice while they used sharpies to scribble messages to the likes of “Black Lives Matter” on cardboard.
The Black Maria Film Festival, known for its practice of highlighting independent productions, will make a stop at VCU on April 2 for the festival’s 34th annual tour.
Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown spoke on Wednesday to students and faculty on the problems facing African Americans today in the United States.
The basement of the James W. Black Music Center was remodeled for VCU Facilities Management storage at the beginning of this semester, leaving music students who are desperate for more practice space questioning when the need will be addressed.