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African American Student Initiatives sponsors and co-sponsors various events throughout the month of February, in recognition of the national month which honors and pays tribute to the history and events of the African Diaspora.
Black History Month Programs

Black History Month Reunion Kickoff

Stop by for the Black History Month Kickoff Reunion on Wednesday, February 1st from 11AM – 2PM in the Student Union 3rd Center for Student Inclusive suite and lounge! What better way than to start off with a little fellowship with one another as we commemorate those who have paved the way and made life-changing contributions. This will come in the form of an open house where guests can meet the AASI team, learn about upcoming programs, how to be involved, enjoy music, games and fun.

BLACKtastic: Free Your Mind Friday

Join us for Free Your Mind Friday lead by the Black Student Union on February 9th from 11am-2pm in the SU 3rd Floor Lobby.

B.E.S.T. (Black Employers Showcase and Talents)

We are so excited to host the inaugural B.E.S.T. (Black Employers Showcase and Talents), which will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 2PM – 5PM in the SU Ballroom. This event is intended to highlight local minority-owned and minority-led businesses by giving them a platform to showcase their organization to our racial/ethnic minority students, alumni, community members and friends. Our goal is to help increase the number of black students and early-career applicants in internships and jobs. While we want to be extremely intentional about Black/African American students seeing people that look like them represented, this event is open to everyone.

Students can register here:

Employers/Businesses can register here:


Hip-Hop Songwriting Workshop

Hip-Hop Songwriting for Anxiety
Black History Month Special Guests: Genius Potential

​​​​Join us for Part 1 featuring our Black History Month special guest Genius Potential: Thursday, February 15, at 12:15PM in the SU Ballroom (B/C). This program uses the lens of hip hop songwriting to teach students non-cognitive skills of self-awareness, empathy, and verbalizing emotions. Students will learn how to select a beat and structure a song, all while channeling complex emotions through the healthy outlet of songwriting. This program is great for wellness week, stress busters, or a much-needed mental health break from midterms/finals. Register Here:  

Genius Potential's Epic Rap Battles of Black History

​​​​​​​Join us for Part 2 featuring the return of our Black History Month special guest Genius
Potential! Thursday, February 15, at 7PM in the SU Ballroom. Bert & Det produce three skits/emcee battles highlighting contrasting views of famous historical African American men and women. Their viewpoints are highlighted through rap battles encapsulating their competing ideals. This program covers the past, present, and future destiny of African
American leaders.  At the end of each emcee battle, Bert & Det deep dive into the historical backstories behind the captivating lyrics and engage the students in interactive trivia and dialogue. Register Here:  

Learn more about Bert and Det


Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

Student Union Ballroom, Wednesday, February 7, 2023 at 11am

Join NKU NPHC and others for free HIV Testing for Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day. Know your status!