The Unheard Word
Join us in commemorating the 30th anniversary of The Unheard Word, a publication created for Black students at Southern Miss and circulated between fall 1990 and spring 1993. Dr. Riva Brown, founder of The Unheard Word, produced this project with the support of the Center for Black Studies and assistance from the Southern Miss Association of Black Journalists (SMABJ).
This project features Volume I (released in fall 2020) and Volume II (to be released in spring 2021). To comment, visit the Center for Black Studies on Facebook.
Have You Heard About
The Unheard Word?
Riva Brown, Ph.D., ’93, ’98, ’13, was the founder, editor and publisher of The Unheard Word and the first Black executive editor of the Student Printz.
Reflects on Project
Keisha Green, ’20, served as president of the Southern Miss Association of Black Journalists
in fall 2020.
A Message from President Rodney D. Bennett
In recognition of The Unheard Word’s 30th anniversary, I want to thank each student–past, present, and future–who has worked to provide all voices with an opportunity to be heard.
Support the Center for Black Studies
Dr. Sherita Johnson, director, and Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, ’95, ’97, associate director, discuss the Center for Black Studies. Learn more about the Center for Black Studies and its wide-ranging programming, research, teaching and service activities.
Black Student Agenda
Agenda for Black Students on
5 Survival Tactics for
Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D., ’90, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., explains the need for Black Greeks to provide student leadership.
Hip-hop journalist Carlton Wade takes a look at socially conscious rap of the past and woke rhythms of the present.
Meet the Contributors
Keisha Green, ’20
Lillie Busch, ’20