These are the before/after makeovers from DST’s “Fall Forward to Fashion” Event! What do you think of them? Who do you think had the best makeover? Let NABJ know! 

These are the before/after makeovers from DST’s “Fall Forward to Fashion” Event! What do you think of them? Who do you think had the best makeover? Let NABJ know!

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Delta Sigma Theta encouraging people to be ‘Frugally Fashionable’

By Latonya Yarbro

The women of the Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, are out to prove there is so much more to being fashionable than a flashy outfit and a pretty face.

One of the ways the sorority set out to prove this was during last Friday’s “Fall Forward to Fashion” event. It was a part of the DST’s annual Fall Week of Events, this year dubbed “iDelta”. The event was threefold, concentrating on skincare, hair care, and fashion.

Senior Amantha Lott who chaired the event said that she wanted to do more than just show this season’s trends.

“You knew not only what the trends were, but the affordability,” Lott said. “So, how you can achieve those trends affordably, and with confidence.”

In the skincare portion of the event the audience was educated on the history of Mary Kay Cosmetics. After the presentation eight ladies were awarded with free makeover sessions.

Next was a presentation by Master Stylist Jacquie Curry on maintaining healthy natural, relaxed, or weaved hair, which brought a lot of haircare questions from the audience.

Last was the fashion portion of the event, which featured model Bryce Grimes in a GQ-inspired ensemble that included a suit jacket, slacks, and a Christmas sweater. After hearing the audience’s guesses over the outfit’s price, Amantha Lott gave the grand total: $17, courtesy of the local Goodwill.

All in all, Lott said she wanted her audience to have fun learning about fashion from a different, more frugal perspective.

“One thing I wanted my audience to walk away with was wow, that was kinda funky, and I might not normally do that, but you know what, I’m going to go out there and I’m going to try,” Lott said.

 The presentation slide for the “Fall Forward to Fashion” event. The Friday event was modeled after the Fandango application available on Apple products.

Junior Bryce Grimes shows off his GQ.

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A New Sound: On the Brink of Something Remarkable

By Jatika Expose

For all of you radio and public media junkies, Indiana University-Bloomington is on the verge of something that has never been heard of before. American Student Radio, the country’s first student-run national radio station will begin right here on IU’s campus. The first segments are already in progress, and the launch date is set for sometime in the spring semester.. ASR will broadcast pieces from a host of universities all over the country, so you will be able to hear the buzz about what’s happening on the campus of your favorite university. CALLING ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED!!!! ASR is all student run,  so that means we need stories from YOU!!! If you have a pitch idea, love to engineer, write, host, edit, or simply be a part of something new, innovative and credible on all levels, then ASR is for you. Contact Sarah Neal at if you want to be a part of the American Student Radio team!

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JMUSE looks for ‘Identity’

Ashley Nelson (Lola) performs a soliloquy in JMUSE’s original production “Identify Me.” - photo taken by Latonya Yarbro

By Aaricka Washington

This past weekend, the arts program JMUSE put on their annual fall show in Willkie Auditorium.  This year’s theme was something that most young people have struggled with: identity.

Ignoisco Miles, an IU junior and JMUSE president wrote, directed, produced, and starred in “Identify Me.”

“We started writing the play around July. We came up with ideas and started writing and things like that. It started with variety and then moved on to music.”

Before the audience got to know any of the remarkable characters, the audience first had to be transported into the scene. Troy, a senior at Indiana University played a music director and instructed his students and the audience to prepare for class. Then, the lights dimmed and the stage was set. Actors in bright, colorful clothing set up the stage to look as if they were in school. The scene was closely reminiscent to one in the hit Disney movie, The High School Musical : For one, all of the actors and actresses were singing, they were all supposed to play high school students, and they all belonged to different social groups in school ( the singers, the dancers, and the mathematicians). However, two students in particular stood out.

Ashley Nelson, a sophomore at Indiana University played one of the lead roles as Lola LeBluff – a brilliant dancer who longed to go to Julliard, but faced many challenges in school, especially with academics and associating with the LeBluff maid’s son. 

Freshman Isaiah Sloss played Gilberto Ross who exceeded in mathematics, but had problems with communicating with Lola because of her condescending view of him.

Between these two main characters, there was Lola’s wealthy parents, Mrs. LeBluff, who was played by Sophomore Pearl Scott, Mr. LeBluff, played by Sophomore Ron Gilbert, along with a list of other characters such as Martina Rossman played by Treneisha English and Gilberto’s nosy friends, Angelica and Beatrice (played by Deborah Baoteng and Kyra Betts, respectively).

The play also touched on issues such as homosexuality, adultery, teenage angst.

Miles said that they play’s success would have been impossible without the hard work of his cast and production staff.

“I think when you have any organization [that has any] event, and when you have a big group of people, everyone is not going to be on the same level, but everybody still puts in work and puts in as much work as they can. Everyone gave their best,” Miles said.

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FASHION FIRST —feat. Eboni J “Who Ever Said Shopping Couldn’t be CHEAP!?”

By Lauren Griffin

As the time rolls around for new and trendy fall fashions, thrift stores & vintage shops are the new spots to shop! If you’re looking for cheap and fashionable wears ranging from jewelry to top hats, those are the places to look. IU Senior Eboni Jones shows off her simple, yet fantastic fall look by rocking a vintage crewneck sweater, high-waisted linen pants, red crew socks & simple yet fab accessories that set off the look! 

I stopped to ask Eboni what inspires her trendy look and here’s what she had to say:

“Although I’m an Apparel Merchandising major and I’m constantly researching all things fashion, I always seem to find myself straying away from “trends.” My overall inspiration comes from 80s vintage specializing, in menswear. At this point in my life I’m obsessed with bowties, printed blazers, and leopard [print]. For this particular look I wanted to capture the essence of a more elderly male. I was inspired from the sweaters they wear to how high they wear their pants, and their socks slightly peeking from underneath. For a glance at some of my overall inspiration you can follow my blog at”

Sweater: Thrift store
Pants: Thrift store
Socks: H&M
Boots: Ralph Lauren 
Earrings: For Love 21
Gold Chain: Thrift Store
Belt: Target


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The Spirit of Giving

By Jatika Expose’

Want to make the holiday season brighter for a child and a family in need? Here’s how you can help. The Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be collecting toys and women’s and children’s clothing starting Nov 14th . Holiday baskets and presents will be wrapped and delivered to families. It doesn’t take much. So look through your gently-used clothing and old toys and help make the holidays bright for those who are less fortunate.

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November 14th – November 19th  is the Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s Fall Week of Events!

·         Monday, Nov. 14th – Etiquette with Friends @ 7pm in the Tudor Room, in the IMU ; RSVP  at Casual is Required)

·         Tuesday, Nov. 15th – YOURSQUARE @ 7:30pm in the Chemistry Hall 001

·         Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Pandora’s Pleasure @ 7 pm in Myers Hall 130 

·         Thursday, Nov. 17th – Giving Back Toy Drive @ 7pm in the Neal Marshall Grand Hall

·         Friday, Nov. 18th – Fall Forward for Fashion @ 7pm in Informatics East 150 

·         Saturday, Nov. 19th – Holiday Sip @ 9pm in the Frangipani Room, IMU (Cocktail Attire is heavily suggested)

Wednesday, November 16th

·         Film Screening: cane/cain @ 7:30pm in the Venue: Black Film Center/Archive

·         AAADS Brown Bag Series featuring Graduate student Adeyemi Doss

Sunday, November 20th Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Informational in the Neal Marshall Bridgewater Lounge @ 5:55 pm 

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This Week’s Black Fact

This fall marks the 1st full year of the Smiley and West Radio Show being broadcasted on the NPR news radio station. African American authors, activists and scholars Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West host the show. Tavis Smiley, who is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, is an Indiana University alumnus who received his bachelor’s in public affairs.

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Omega Psi Phi Centennial Celebration in Bloomington

Greetings from the Men of Omega Psi Phi!


The local undergraduate and graduate chapters – Zeta Epsilon and Nu Alpha Alpha – of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. invite you to attend a Centennial Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, November 20, 2011.


This once-in-a-lifetime ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Showers Building of the Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.


The ceremony is free and will feature:

·         The announcement of the Bloomington Citizen of the Year, as well as the chapters’ Superior Service, and Omega Man of the Year honorees.

·         The viewing of a short documentary about Omega Psi Phi and Bloomington since the first local chapter of the Fraternity was chartered in 1947.

·         Presentation of tokens of appreciation to both the city of Bloomington and Indiana University.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded November 17, 1911, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. We look forward to having you join us for this historic event.


For more information, please visit or e-mail

~The Men of Omega, Bloomington.

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