BlackBoard, Northwestern University’s Black student magazine, serves as an open forum for student expression. The curators of the magazine hope to challenge the audience to think critically in order to move out of orthodox thought processes. Ubuntu, “I am because we are,” is the slogan of the magazine that acts as a symbol for a unified Black community, for we realize that without honoring all of our intricate and diverse identities, we have nothing. With a determined staff and dedicated board, this publication will provide a world of knowledge and food for thought on a consistent basis.
BlackBoard’s goals are:
- To fill the void in the Black community most publications cannot reach. BlackBoard will provide the campus and surrounding areas with a perspective of the Black Community they would not normally see. And give voice to a Black community, which is usually misunderstood.
- To inform readers with current news, thoughts, ideas and themes in a timely fashion following a sound journalism code of ethics. BlackBoard will spread the thoughts and ideas of the community to the community through open communication following the guidelines of quality journalism, codes and ethics.
- To become a leading source of information for all marginalized people on Northwestern’s campus to look forward to. BlackBoard will go beyond the boundaries of Northwestern’s campus to find the intersectional and inclusive voice that so needs to be heard.
BlackBoard is a satellite of NABJ-NU