Black Student Union: A YouTube Series That’s Just For Us

If you are a black college student who attends a PWI  (Predominantly White Institution)you know how crucial the (BSU) Black Student Union can be. The Black Student Union organization is there to ensure that people of color, specifically black students, have the best representation on their campus. BSU helps with everything from planning parties to racial tension within the college community, the people within this organization truly work to make sure every black student feels at home and safe throughout their college experience.

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Issa Rae recently dropped a new show on her YouTube channel called BSU, which is a comedy series that follows black students who are trying to launcher their own black student union at UCLA, the PWI they attend. When I first came across the series I wasn’t sure what to expect and was afraid that the comedy aspects of the show would pull away from how important a BSU organization at a PWI really is. However, despite my worries, my love for all things Issa Rae made me give the show a chance. Within the first 20 seconds of episode one, I was hooked!

BSU does an amazing job at highlighting what the college experience for a black student attending a PWI is like.  The show also makes you feel like you are a part of the mission to get UCLA it’s very own BSU organization, and you will find yourself rooting for them from the very beginning. Also, while watching BSU I promise you won’t be able to stop laughing! This show is honestly one of the best comedy series I’ve seen in some time. It’s so good and hilarious that I actually binged watched all 4 episodes in one sitting and by the end, I was craving more.

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If you’ve been looking for a new show to watch then give BSU a chance! This series will pull you in, and you too will find yourself craving more.

Twila-Amoure McDaniel49 Posts

Twila-Amoure McDaniel is a college student who is majoring in both communications and film studies. When she isn't in class she is more than likely somewhere making videos for her YouTube channel. Her passions include writing, art, and film-making and she currently has plans on going into the film industry. Twila-Amoure does have crohn's disease, however she is very determined not to allow that to stop her from achieving all of her goals in life. Be sure to follow her on all on her social media platforms @TwilaAmoure and feel free to browse through Campus Lately for more of her work.


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