Michelle Dixon


Oasis Battle of the Schools African Dance Competition rehearsal on Wednesday night.

African dance competition will be held at UNC

Through the partnership of UNC Battle of the African Royale and the African Fashion Week Charlotte, African dance groups from universities across North Carolina will compete in “Battle of the Schools, an African Dance Competition” at UNC on Saturday, Feb. 11

Page 401 of the 1979 Yackety Yack, the UNC yearbook

Column: Change means remembering the past

In elementary school, I was taught those four words that stirred our nation into a whirlwind of civil right movements. Those same civil right movements gave many of us the ability to vote, go to school, get jobs and even become the president of the United States.

National Model United Nations members from Miami Dade College runs mock MUN stimulation. Photo courtesy of Michelle Dixon.

I went from the majority at my old college to the minority at UNC

Tears cascaded down my face as their veins emerged from the sides of their throats while they desperately shouted for their voice to be heard throughout the buildings of UNC. Out of their mouths poured words of lyrical poetic frustration about their pain, fear and anger in response to the emergence of ignorance that once plagued our country. Ignorance of who we are as a black community.