Annual Black Love Affair takes place at Kean in honor of Black History Month

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By Joel Joly| Published March 3, 2017

The annual Black Love Affair event was all set and ready to go on February 15, 2017, in the STEM Building on the 6th floor. Doors were open at 7 p.m. and the festivities were ranged from 8 p.m to 11 p.m.

“Black love is a tradition here at Kean University, many of the students here of color are a part of PASU (Pan-African Student Union) and not just black students, but all students such as Latinos, and Asians,” said Oluwakemi Alade, a communications and African studies major and president of the PASU.

Students that attended the event came formally dressed and waited to see what the night had to offer.

The night consisted of students supporting and cheering on other young talented students that performed poetry, singing, rap, dancing, and fellowship.

Dinner and beverages were served during the event. Macaroni, jerk chicken, catfish nuggets, corn bread, peach cobbler, and more were available.

After enjoying the food and the performances held by the students, the night ended on the dance floor with old-school music followed by new school music as students danced away, grooving to the songs played by DJ Wallah.

“It was a real nice experience, I saw a lot of faces that I’ve known. I saw people perform talents  I didn’t even know they had and that was amazing to me”, said O’Donovan Coke, a junior majoring in accounting. “It was like a real big happy family in here especially during Black History Month.”

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