All 28 Days of Black Excellence

28 Days of Black Excellence, Al Riley

February 26, 2022

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UIC alumnus and former State Representative Al Riley discusses his efforts to lead policy, infrastructure and mass transit improvements in Illinois.

28 Days of Black Excellence, Rasheedah Shahid-Tezak

February 24, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Rasheedah Shahid-Tezak
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“I was really inspired a lot by the teachers that I saw in the English department that looked like me,” says author Rasheedah Shahid-Tezak. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Gerald Smith

February 23, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Gerald Smith
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Equity and inclusion program director says ‘just a little nudge, it makes a huge difference’ when it comes to supporting students, colleagues. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Desiree Stepteau

February 22, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Desiree Stepteau-Watson
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Stepteau-Watson earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Nathaniel Downing

February 21, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Nathaniel Downing
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UIC alum from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and recipient of a master’s degree from the College of Education and former UIC Flames soccer player. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Khadijah El-Amin

February 20, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Khadijah El-Amin
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UIC alumna Khadijah El-Amin discusses lessons learned as a UIC chemical engineering student and her path from Chicago’s south side to corporate research scientist.

28 Days of Black Excellence, Chezare Warren

February 19, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Chezare Warren
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Chezare Warren, an associate professor of equity and inclusion in education policy at Vanderbilt University, talks about transforming Black education. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Sara Lofton

February 18, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Saria Lofton
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“How are we actually advancing policy in a way that it impacts people personally?” asks Saria Lofton, a health disparities nurse research. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Jerry Watson

February 17, 2022

28 Days of Black Excellence: Jerry Watson
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Social worker, scholar and activist talks about confronting fear and overcoming challenges, including a felony record, with hard work. Transcript

28 Days of Black Excellence, Ertharin Cousin

February 16, 2022

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UIC alumna, Lawndale native a world leader in fighting hunger. Transcript

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