African-American studies Numbers Dropping for African-American Students on Illinois Campuses By Dusty Rhodes • Jun 7, 2015 Cortlon Cofield Cortlon Cofield said Thursday nights were always special during his freshman year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. That’s because Thursdays were "Food for the Soul" night in the Florida Avenue Residence Hall (known as FAR). A Broader Perspective of MLK By Rich Egger • Jan 27, 2015 radiofacts.com The chair of the Department of African American Studies at Western Illinois University wants people to gain a broader perspective of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Transforming a Personal History of Racism By Rich Egger • Dec 15, 2014 Rachel Otwell The holidays can bring out the compassionate side of people. The Black Revolution on Campus By Rich Egger • Feb 5, 2014 UCPress.edu A scholar of black radicalism feels the black student movement of the late 1960s and early ‘70s deserves greater recognition.