By Charlese Freeman
Student Life Editor
Beers Lecture Hall was buzzing with chatter and was packed with excited Jeopardy participants and spectators.
The Jeopardy teams included “Wakanda 4eva,” “3 Hunna,” “The Believers,” “Team 1804,” and “OOL.”
The first round of Jeopardy categories included Movies, Black History, Sports, Inventions, Famous people and “Growing Up Black.”
The questions sparked roars of excitement among the audience.
The crowd then randomly broke out into a fun and engaging dance session featuring old school songs such as Bell BIV Devoe’s classic “Poison.” New jams like “The Jerk” and “The Duggy” were plated. Also, classic line dances such as “The Cupid Shuffle” and “The Electric Slide.”
In the end, teams “Wakanda 4eva” and “The Believers” battled it out in Final Jeopardy where “Wakanda 4eva” prevailed.
Although there were some sore losers and constant rule misunderstandings, this event was a major success for the new East Stroudsburg University organization.
The organization received an incredible amount of support and exposure that evening. This event was a platform for the organization and many wonder what the story behind this amazing organization is.
The East Stroudsburg University Colligate Section of the National Council of Negro Women presented Black Jeopardy in hopes to excite the student body and community about learning and indulging in African American history and culture during Black History Month.
NCNW ESU was officially recognized by the Student Activities Association and approved by Student Senate on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
“It is not often that young ladies like myself have successful mentors who resemble them in their appearance and their life goals, especially here at East Stroudsburg University,” said the chartering President, Ashlyn Jackson.
“Chartering a collegiate section of NCNW bridges the gap between the successful black women in our community, many of whom are members of the Greater Pocono Section of NCNW,” Jackson says.
The NCNW’s mission is to lead, empower, and advocate for women, their families, and communities.
NCNW ESU will be hosting Black Jeopardy in hopes to excite the student body about learning and indulging in African American Culture and Black History during Black History Month.
They have meetings every other Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome all students without regard for race, color, creed, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or economic status.
“We would like for NCNW ESU to be a known and respected organization on ESU’s campus,” said Taina Moore, NCNW first vice-president.
“[So] that the student body, faculty and staff are aware that we are here for the betterment of the students on this campus and more specifically students who are often overlooked and underrepresented,” Moore says.
This event was a wonderful way to celebrate black culture during Black History Month. Many attended and it was a hit success for the NCNW.
Throughout it, many students learned some new things and had the opportunity to enjoy the company of their peers.
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