By: Nina Dilworth (281) Op-Ed Editor and Laila Johnson (282) Staff Writer
From a rendition of Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” to original spoken word poems, the African American Student Union showcase was a jam-packed and captivating experience. The collective demonstration of Black student talent, spanning across all four grades, was the perfect display of excellence and empowerment to kick off Black History Month. The performances included a diverse display of Black talent at Central that kept the audience on the edge of their seats for the hour-long show. Other notable performances included an acoustic interpretation of “Sandstorm” by Mereba, and a concluding act by AASU Dance with a selection of iconic Black music that lit up the room. Outside of AASU, Central’s very own United Pan Africa (UPA) performed an impressive African dance routine and Pep Squad followed with various dynamic step combinations. This was the first time that the African American Student Union premiered the AASU Evening Showcase and it all couldn’t have been made possible without the collaboration of Central’s Black students, alongside administration, AASU Sponsor Ms. Dwight, the AASU Executive Board, and the leadership of AASU President Laila Johnson.