Black Student Union Returning to Clague


Annabella Mi

Ms. Nakieta Williams started BSU after years of inactivity.

Annabella Mi, News Editor

February is not just the month of love, but also Black History Month—where people celebrate and acknowledge the hardships African-Americans have hurdled over. Neighboring Black History Month is Black Student Union, a group prioritizing representation of African-American’s history and the impact made by them.

“I was aware that the BSU had not been active for some years and this has pushed me to open up this group [again],” Clague’s Interventional Specialist Nakieta Willams said.

Willams reintroduced BSU to Clague this year for students who are interested in joining. The group learns about Black history and recognizes African-Americans as well as the beneficial contributions made by them by doing activities such as making posters.

BSU meets during lunch and advisory on Wednesdays, separated by grade.

  • 8th grade BSU group:

1st Wednesday of the month

  • 7th grade BSU group:

3rd Wednesday of the month

  • 6th grade BSU group:

4th Wednesday of the month

BSU’s mission statement:

The Black Student Union (BSU) Group at Clague Middle School is designed to promote cultural awareness and the positive representation of Africans-Americans. BSU is open to anyone in our school community who supports cultural diversity and wishes to acknowledge African-Americans for their many contributions to society.

Keep in consideration that there are a limited number of participants for the BSU, so if you have any interest to partake in this group, go to room 210A and talk to Ms. Williams with a permission slip. 

”I believe it is important for African-Americans to be recognized for their positive contributions in our society,” Williams stated, “and for African-American students to see a positive representation of themselves.”