Welcome to the African Sun!
This publication provides a voice for and about the Black community
at Brown University. The African Sun aims to serve the Black community
by addressing topics relevant to the Black experience and exploring
issues from the “Black perspective.” Because mainstream
media often ignores or discredits the complex, diverse views of
our community, this publication is important as an alternative public
space for opinions, news, and creative expression.
Our greatest hope is that the African Sun will promote respectful,
dynamic campus dialogue about issues affecting Black communities.
We strongly encourage all members of the Brown community to read,
react, and contribute.
Submissions are essential to sustaining this much-needed voice in
the Brown community. We thank those who submitted articles, visual
art, and creative pieces for this first issue of the re-established
African Sun. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged
to submit pieces for the February issue of the African Sun.
African Sun Constitution
I. Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the African Sun is:
A. To report the news of Brown’s
community as it pertains to Black students.
B. To report the news of the
Black communities at other universities.
C. To report the news of the
Third World Peoples on a national and international level.
D. To be a publication that
serves Brown’s Black community.
E. To educate and engage the
Brown Community in General about Black students’ issues,
concerns and activities
Membership the African Sun is open to all members full-time undergraduate
students, of the Brown community and does not discriminate on the
basis of sex, race, color, religion, handicap, status as a veteran,
sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.
Editors: National News, Campus/Local News, International News, Opinion,
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Calendar of Events Coordinator and
Officers shall be elected during the latter part of the second semester
of each academic year. To be elected a candidate must receive the
majority of votes cast. Runoffs shall be conducted between the top
two vote getters, if no candidate receives a majority on the first
All expenses of the African Sun shall be paid through the
Office of Student Activities, and all funds collected by the group
from any source shall be deposited with the Office of Student Activities.
The African Sun agrees to follow all regulations regarding all financial
transactions as set forth by the Office of Student Activities.
VI. AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
An amendment shall be brought before the group by a majority vote.
The Editors-in-Chief shall notify all current staff members of the
African Sun that an amendment to the group’s constitution
is to be considered at the meeting following its announcement to
the group. To be accepted, an amendment must gain support from two
thirds (2/3) of the staff.
Once an amendment has been accepted by the African Sun, it shall
be given to the UCS Vice President at least two (2) full days before
the next regularly scheduled full council meeting. A representative
from a group shall attend this meeting to present the amendment
for UCS approval. Upon receipt of a simple majority from UCS, the
amendment shall be considered a formal part of the African Sun’s
VII. MEMBER SIGNATURES
We, the undersigned, attest to the validity of the above information
and that we are members in good standing of the African Sun.
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