November 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM

GBM Tomorrow + BSU Announcements


1. BSU Meeting Tomorrow!
There will be a BSU General Body Meeting tomorrow at 6 PM in the BSU Room (basement of AMR II). We will vote on the new constitution (attached) and start our task force committees. In addition, President Daniels has requested to meet with the BSU board so we will be discussing questions and concerns to bring up to him during the meeting. 

2. Movie Screening with Amnesty International TODAY
Join us TODAY for a movie screening with Amnesty International at 8pm in the Wolman Theatre. We will be screening the film "No Justice, No Peace" --a documentary film about police brutality and racial violence.
3. Thursday: Center for Africana Studies' Rap Session​

Join the Center for Africana Studies for a Rap Session this Thursday at 6PM in Gilman 308. Grad student Bryan Brentus Carter will be discussing Black Political Participation.

October 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Dear White People Screening-- Join Us Tomorrow!


Hello All!

We will be going as a group to the Charles Theatre tomorrow, October 23rd, to see Dear White People. It is a must-see satirical film about black life at a predominantly white institution. Click here for the trailer!

Meeting Place: Barnes and Nobles, JHMI Shuttle Stop. We will be getting off at Penn Station and walking (a brief 2min walk) to the Charles Theatre.
Time: 6PM. We will be taking the 6PM shuttle to see the 6:50PM showing of the movie.
Cost: $10.50

Hope to see you tomorrow!

October 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

GBM Tomorrow!!


Hello Everyone!

There will be a GBM Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22rd in the BSU Room (basement of AMR II) at 6pm. Please join us and our special guest, William Pennant (Johns Hopkins alumnus '07; B.A., neuroscience) as he talks about his experience in Medical School. He is also recruiting for a medical mission to Vietnam!

After this discussion, we encourage all of you to help us organize and decorate the BSU Room!

Lastly, Chinese Food will be provided!!


October 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Barber Event Cancellation


The barber shop event today has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please be on the look out for updates.
Voter registration is still happening today so be sure to stop by the breezeway from 11am-1pm!

October 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

BSU Announcements: Events Tomorrow


Hello Everyone, 

1.) Tomorrow, Oct 10, a Black barber will be providing haircuts from 6-9pm in the BSU Room (basement of AMR II). The cost is $12. Don't miss this chance to get your haircut by one of Baltimore's best!

2.) Also tomorrow, IAC-BSU Voter Registration from 11am-1pm on the Breezeway. Be sure to stop by and register to vote!

September 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

BSU Announcements


Hello All,
Thank you for coming out to our first GBM! Here are a few announcements: 

Tomorrow, September 14, we will be hosting a sign-making event for our Mike Brown Protest. The event will take place in OMA from 4pm-6pm and there will be pizza! Your help will be greatly appreciated. 

The Mike Brown Protest will take place this ThursdaySeptember 18 from 12p-2pmPlease come promptly at 12:00 Noon to the Upper Quad of our campus, just on the other side of our main library (N. Charles Street and E. 34th Street). We will begin our protest there and then continue by spreading out along N. Charles Street during the 2nd hour. Look for Professor McDonald and the rest of the BSU EBoard for further guidance and instructions. We ask all to wear a black shirt. We wish to make this protest as peaceful as possible. 

Also, if you are interested in joining Circle of Sisters, which is dedicated to providing women of the BSU an opportunity to discuss pressing topics in an informal, relaxing, and fun atmosphere, please sign up here:
and contact Natasha Fletcher with any further questions.

Attached you will find the meeting minutes and additional announcements!

Zaire Julion
BSU Secretary 2014-2015

September 10, 2014 at 8:22 AM

First General Body Meeting Tonight!


This is just a quick reminder to come out to our first GBM TONIGHT, September 10th, at 6PM in AMR 1 Multi-Purpose Room. We will be discussing our Mike Brown protest, the redrafting of the Constitution and exciting new events for the year! 

Also, there will still be an opportunity to sign up for committees. The committees are: Publicity, Research and Education, Events, and Community Service.

See you tonight!!
Zaire Julion
BSU Secretary 2014-2015

July 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Election Resolution

By Phillip Montgomery

Dear BSU general body,
    I know many of you have been wondering about the results of the BSU election. This email will clarify what happened and 
how we arrived at the current e-board.
    Because of the lack of committee meetings last year, last year's e-board decided on qualifications for running and/or voting 
which included attending at least 3 GBMs and participating in at least one community service activity during the academic year. 
All candidates were vetted against these qualifications.
    Brooke-Logan did not meet the attendance criterion, did not submit community service, and never informed the Recording Secretary 
of her intention to run. As Parliamentarian, I drew up the ballots according to the agreed upon requirements. At the election, ballots 
were only given to qualified voting members. Some of last year's e-board insisted that Brooke-Logan, despite the fact that she was not 
qualified and had not declared her intention to run, be put on the ballot. Some members decided to write in her name on the ballot. 
Thus, the results the presidential election were: 6 abstain, 5 for Tierra, and 4 for Brooke-Logan.
    This created a problem. Under the BSU Constitution, a candidate must receive 50% plus one of the vote to win, but since we were not 
following the Constitutions exactly it became unclear how to resolve the election. In the absence of an elected President, I became acting 
President and consulted with OMA and BSU's advisor, Dr. McDonald, for advice in resolving the issue. In the meantime, a survey monkey poll 
was sent out by the former President. As Chantel was no longer the President, she had no authority to send that email. Additionally, the poll 
contained no statement from the candidates and was sent to the entire GBM and many people who voted were not eligible to vote. After consulting
with OMA and our advisor, it was decided that since Tierra was a qualified candidate who had essentially run unopposed she could either have the 
Presidential position she ran for or she could have the Vice-Presidential position and I would continue as President. Because she had other 
commitments to SEED, she chose to take up the Vice-Presidency.
So, the 2014 - 2015 Black Student Union Executive Board is:
President - Phillip Montgomery
Vice-President - Tierra Langley
Treasurer - Asha Liverpool
Secretary - Zaire Julion
Publicity - Tiffany Onyejiaka;
Research, History, and Education Chairperson - James Keiler
Community Relations Chairperson - Matthew Brown
Events Chairperson - Bitseti Hagos
If you have any other questions or concerns, I would be happy to answer them.
We look forward to having a great year with you.
Phil Montgomery

July 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

BSU Textbook Scholarship


Hello All,
We have secured a $250 scholarship which can be used to purchase textbooks. We have decided to split the money in two and award $125 to two students. 
The scholarships will be awarded to the winners of an essay contest. All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to participate.
Each essay should be no longer than 500 word. Candidates may choose to answer either of the following questions:
  • How do you think the BSU can improve the life of Black Hopkins students? Feel free to use your personal experiences to support your argument.
  • Write a creative piece that illustrates your life as a black student on the Homewood campus.
Essays should be submitted to with subject "BSU essay contest". All essays are due August 15, so we can announce the winners
before classes begin. The winning essays will also be featured in the fall edition of Perspectives.
Thank you and we look forward to reading your essays.
BSU executive board

April 29, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Elections and Blackademies


Hi All,

This is a remainder that this upcoming Sunday at 7pm in Nolan's, we will be having the Blackademies!!! The Blackademies gives the general body the opportunity to recognize members of the BSU community for their contributions. Food will be served so please stop by.

In addition to food being served, we will be having our elections for E-board. Listed below are the nominees:

Tierra Langley and Brooke-Logann Williams

Vice President: 
Phil Montgomery

Asha Liverpool

Zaire Julion

Research and Education Chair: 
Jonathan Brown, Matthew Brown, James Keiler and Tierra Langley

Community Service Chair: 
Jonathan Brown, Allison Watts and  Darius Thompson

Events Chair: 
Ope Olukorede and Bitsiti Hagos

Publicity Chair: 
Sinmidele Badero

For all those who were nominated and interested in running, please email this account informing the current e-board of your participation. Also, have a speech prepared for Sunday. It should not be longer than five minutes, if even. However, make your platform clear and have an idea of what you plan to bring to the e-board next year. If you were not listed above, but are still interested in running email the account also. Good Luck!

BSU E-Board