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MBMI Alternative Spring Break Recap

Last week, the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) went on their annual Alternative Spring Break trip where they spent 5 days in the city of Dallas, TX.  Collectively, the group of 22 students performed over 250+ hours of community service working with the HIV/AIDS community and Resource Center of Dallas, attended a Mizzou Alumni Networking event, visited the Dallas Zoo and toured the city.  This year, MBMI partnered with Mizzou Alternative Breaks to round out the 52 trips that went on an Alternative Spring Break trip. To see photos and reflection recaps from the MBMI trip as well as the other Mizzou Alternative Breaks trips, please visit the

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Apply to be a 2014-15 Peer Mentor

The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center is now accepting applications for Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) Peer Mentors. The MBMI Peer Mentor is a new concept added to the overall program. Peer Mentors will assist in the successful transition of the selected incoming freshmen to the University of Missouri. There will be between 6-7 applicants selected.  This position is open to all rising sophomores, juniors, & seniors during the 2014-15 academic year. Past participation in MBMI is NOT a requirement to apply for this position. Peer Mentor applications are due March 10, 2014. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Black AIDS Day 2014 Recap

On behalf of the Mizzou Black Men’s InitiativeLegion Of Black Collegians Student Government, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. MU Multicultural Center, S.H.A.P.E. and the MU Black History Month Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in making this years Black AIDS Day 2014 event a success. This year we were able to successfully provide free confidential testing to 82 students courtesy of the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Additionally, 29 students opted to take free gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, and several dozen more collected educational information from the event. View photos from the event here

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (aka Black AIDS Day) is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Hosting this event each year on campus is an effort to not only bring awareness to this global issue but to also empower our community here on campus to be proactive about protecting themselves from this epidemic. The more students we are able to get tested and provide educational materials too, the better. Since we’ve started hosting this event in 2011, we have tested nearly 400 students for HIV which is great. We look forward to next years event and your support.

Again, thank you for your assistance in helping Mizzou students “Update Their Status” and helping Mizzou be greater than AIDS!

Black AIDS Day 2014 Photos



Black AIDS Day 2014

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Come learn more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and update your status with free, rapid, and confidential HIV testing administered by the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.  Free educational information, condoms, stickers and more will also be provided.

What: Black AIDS Day
When: Friday, February 7, 2014
Where: MU Student Center room 2205 A/B
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Sponsored by:
Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Legion of Black Collegians,
Multicultural Center
Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.


2014 Blood Brothers Blood Drive

We challenge YOU to give the “Gift of Life” by donating blood at the 4th Annual Blood Brothers Blood Drive. The drive will take place Wednesday, January 29th  from 9am – 3pm in Stotler Lounge I – Memorial Union. This blood drive is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged. To make your appointment for the Blood Brothers Blood Drive, please follow directions below.

1. Click the registration
2. If you are already registered with the Red Cross, sign-in, if not then you need to register as a new user.
3. Select your desired appointment time and follow directions to complete your appointment.

Sponsored by: Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., and the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center – Department of Student Life.