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Roberton’s syllabus consists of five books centering on LGBTQ+ Black characters, most of which are geared towards middle-grade children and young adults.

Teaching the queer Black novel

"Emerging Narratives: Black Queer Youth in Literature and Theory," a class of Tichara Robertson's design, will focus on literature that centers LGBTQ+ Black characters, particularly in middle-grade and young-adult novels.

According to Isaac Henderson, step master of Iota Beta and fourth-year Education student, the Alphas incorporate movements in their performances intended to resemble that of an ape or cobra by bending their arms and knees into different poses that mimic the animals.

Step by step, Iota Beta discovers brotherhood through dance

Dating back to the mid-1900s, step dancing — or “stepping” — and strolling have become an integral part of Black fraternities and sororities across the United States. This is no exception to the Iota Beta chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., as they introduce their first-ever Stroll Like An Alpha competition to the greater University community this December.

Latest Podcast

From her love of Taylor Swift to a late-night Yik Yak post, Olivia Beam describes how Swifties at U.Va. was born. In this week's episode, Olivia details the thin line Swifties at U.Va. successfully walk to share their love of Taylor Swift while also fostering an inclusive and welcoming community.