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Black History Month

Black History Month

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partners with the Black Student Association along with student organizations and departments across Texas Tech University to honor, advocate and educate the Red Raider community on the global black experience. This year the Black Student Association would like to present Funtunfunefu, Unity in diversity. As we kick off the month, we would like to recognize black people from around the world in order to unite together to celebrate Global black excellence. The symbol Funtufunefu represents cooperation and democracy among independent individuals. The symbol depicts two crocodiles who must work together in order to survive. We've chosen this symbol as a representation of the month to show that while we may be from different worlds, we must unite to understand each other's cultures and differences in order to keep our future bright. Programming is offered throughout the month to share global black excellence through celebration activities and educational workshops. Join us as we embrace our pasts to conquer our futures. Join us this year as we work to unite and embrace global black excellence.


Community Healing Space

Update: Moved to Thursday 2-25

February 25th and
25th March 4th, 11th, and 18th
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A place for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in conjunction with the broader Texas Tech Community to come together.

  • Process the effects of societal “isms”
  • Obtain valuable resources
  • Strategies for self-care
  • Share education for unification

If you have any questions, please email nefertiti.beck@ttu.edu

Register Now

Conversation Series

This conversation series features 5 exciting opportunities to listen and engage with others in celebration of Black History.

  • February 3 - Jesse Rhodes
    Diversity Program Leader at Amazon Worldwide Consumer
    Connecting to Heal Our Communities
  • February 10 - Kwame Johnson
    President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
    Intersectional Mentorship
  • February 17 - Linda Oubre
    President and Professor of Business at Whittier College, Co-Founder of BriteSmile and former Walt Disney Executive
    Higher Education is the Key to Equity
  • February 24 - Marcus Trufant
    Retired NFL football player and Founder of Trufant Family Foundation
    Executing Your Community Action Game Plan
  • February 25 - Chris Pierce
    American Blues Musician, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
    He will be preforming for us live at 6:00pm followed by a Q&A session.

Please join our conversation series celebrating Black History Month.

Email morgan.noble@clubcorp.com to register.


The Honors College Celebrates Black History Month 2021

  • Friday Lunch Discussion
    with Karlos Hill
    February 5th at Noon
    Join us on Zoom
  • A Public Talk
    with Harriet Washington
    February 16th at 6:30pm
    Join us on Zoom
  • Friday Lunch Discussion
    with Rich Reddick
    February 19th at Noon
    Join us on Zoom

African American History Month Lecture Series

African American History Month Lecture Series presents: “An Evening with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor African American Studies, Princeton University.

  • Thursday, February 25th
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration required
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Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor African American Studies, Princeton University

R.E.D. Talks

Update: Moved to Monday 2-22

As we get further into Black History month, we are preparing for a new R.E.D. Talks episode!

This month's episode is titled Breaking Through the Noise: Where We Are At, and Where We Are Going. We will be reflecting on and discussing issues impacting BIPOC communities and also shining a light on some positive moments for people of color as well.

We have an amazing panel of speakers lined up for this month that you will not want to miss.

Vist the R.E.D. Talks Home Page

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Lubbock Hidden Figures Event

The Texas Tech Black Student-Athletes Alliance will host "Lubbock's Hidden Figures," a conversation highlighting the intersectionality within the community, on Feb. 22 at the YWCA, located at 6501 University Avenue.

The event will run from 7-8:30 p.m. and attendance will be limited to panelists and Texas Tech student-athletes. The event will be held streamed through Athletics Facebook and Twitter official pages.

The conversation will center around the viewpoints of five prominent members of the Lubbock community, namely Lady Raider great and Texas Tech Hall of Famer Carolyn Thompson, who is currently the principal at Matthews Alternative High School for Lubbock ISD, and Lubbock native Jerry Gray, a former four-time Pro Bowl selection and now defensive backs coach for the Green Bay Packers.

More Information About This Event
Texas Tech BSAA to Host Lubbock Hidden Figures Event Lubbocks Hidden Figures will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at local YWCA


The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) invites everyone at Texas Tech University to attend some of the some great events and crazy opportunities we have scheduled for NSBE WEEK! Make sure you register and watch our social media for any updates

February 19th - 26th 2021

  • February 19th - Carpe Diem
  • February 22nd - Corporate Mixer
  • February 22nd-24th - Job Fair
  • February 25th - General Meeting
  • February 26th - Speed Dating:


Friday Lunch Dicussion

with Karlos Hill

February 5th | 12pm

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96780049441

Conversation Series - Kwame Johnson

Intersectional Mentorship

February 10th | 1:30pm

Register by Email: morgan.noble@clubcorp.com

BHM Family Feud

A game night celebrating Black culture and highlighting Black influences in Pop Culture.

February 11th

Crafts & Letters Event

A community service event creating get well gifts for COVID-19 patients.

February 13th

Melanin in Medicine with MAPS

A conversation about the experiences Black people have in the world of medicine, in and out of a white coat.

February 15th

A Public Talk

with Harriet Washington

February 16th | 6:30pm

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94229791697

A Walk for Reform

Marine and Forth Worth Attorney Leon Reed ’03, walked more than 200-miles and spent 35 days in Austin advocating for better police and community relations. He will share his vision and inspirational message.

February 16th | 6:00pm

Zoom Meeting. RSVP to events.law@ttu.edu

Conversation Series - Linda Oubre

Higher Education is the Key to Equity

February 17th | 1:30pm

Register by Email: morgan.noble@clubcorp.com

Lubbock Hidden Figures Event

Hosted by:Texas Tech BSAA

February 18th | 7:00pm

For Texas Tech student-athletes at the YWCA, Located at 6501 University Avenue. Zoom link will br provided at later date for all others to virtually attend

Virtual Cooking Class

Chef will be teaching us how to make Mac & cheese, baked chicken, greens, and cornbread. Everyone is invited to cook any of the items or just watch. The zoom information will be sent out the day of the event. First 30 people to rsvp and attend the event will receive $10.

February 18th | 1:30pm

RSVP to receive the ingredients list

Black Girl Magic

Peer discussion surrounding the experience of Black women at a PWI.

February 19th


Friday Lunch Dicussion

with Rich Reddick

February 19th | 12pm

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98802338895


Community Service

February 20th

Black Boy Joy

Peer discussion surrounding the experience of Black men at a PWI

February 22nd

Conversation Series - Marcus Trufant

Executing Your Community Action Game Plan

February 24th | 1:30pm

Register by Email: morgan.noble@clubcorp.com

Conversation Series - Chris Pierce

Performance followed by Question and Answer

February 25th | 6:00pm

Register by Email: morgan.noble@clubcorp.com

African American History Month Lecture Series

An Evening with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor African American Studies, Princeton University

February 25th | 7:00pm

Registration Required

Virtual Playlist Bingo

Neon Entertainment will be hosting a virtual playlist bingo night featuring black music/black artist. Gift cards will be given out to winners. Everyone is invited.

February 25th | 7:00pm

RSVP to receive the link sent the day of the event

State Bar of Texas- Texas Minority Law Student Program

A TMLSP Panel discussion of Legal Profession Realities will be held from 12 p.m. 1 p.m. with Informational Interviews scheduled throughout the day.

February 25th

For Tech Law Students only. RSVP to events.law@ttu.edu

BIG XII Conference

on Black Student Government

February 26th


All events have passed.


Texas Tech Celebrates the start of Black History Month

Texas Tech University kicks off Black History Month by recognizing the men and women who've paved the way and educated the Red Raider community on the Black experience

Researcher's Focus in Theater Aims to Change Stereotypes

Doctoral student LyaNisha Gonzalez focuses her research on changing the way black women are utilized in theater and the way they are perceived in society.

Researcher's Focus Shines a Light on Underrepresented Figures in Music

Doctoral student Nicole Cherry focuses her research on those who have made significant contributions within the Western musical world, but have remained relatively unknown.

Researcher Discovers Passion for Organizational, Computer-Mediated Communication

Bolanle Olaniran studies the impact new technologies have on structure, effectiveness and diversity.

Researcher's Focus on Foreign Languages Helps Students Achieve Global Fluency

Comfort Pratt studies what motivates a student to learn new and foreign languages and the best practices for how to teach languages.

Researcher Continues Life's Work as International Media and Communication Expert

Lyombe Eko studies international, comparative and visual communication as part of his focus on human rights and freedom of expression.

Nutrition Researcher Found Benefits of Fish Oil and Tart Cherry for Obesity

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa specializes in the role of fat cells on body regulation

Researcher Passionate About Nutrition Education for Low-Income Groups

Mary Murimi studies how food-insecure households cope to guide safety-net policy.

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion