Dante Motley
Staff Reporter
Dante Motley covers Black communities at Yale and in New Haven. He is also an Associate Editor for the YDN Magazine and works on "The Yalie" podcast. He is a sophomore in Grace Hopper majoring in anthropology.
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Af-Am House kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

After its originally-planned celebration was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Af-Am House is celebrating its “50 plus” anniversary this weekend in a three-day event featuring in-person and virtual celebratory programming.

Push to award Yale’s first Black student a posthumous degree faces administrative setbacks

Rev. James Pennington attended Yale nearly 200 years ago, and now some students want to give him a degree.

Local brand Gorilla Lemonade off to a strong start

Two community leaders’ lemonade brand, Gorilla Lemonade, has been a hit in local stores, and now they are trying to bring it to Yale.

The Yalie Ep. 11: Ivy Madness

In episode 11 of The Yalie, host Carter Dewees previews Ivy Madness, the Ivy League’s postseason men’s and women’s basketball tournament, taking place this weekend in Boston.

AfAm House Director Dean Nelson shifts to new role with Library

Assistant Dean of Yale College Risë Nelson will leave her role as Director of the African American Cultural House for an inaugural role at the Yale University Library.

The Yalie Ep 9: Lawsuits Galore

In episode 9 of the Yalie, Georgiana Grinstaff and Nick Vilay discuss with YDN Reporters Jordan Fitzgerald and Philip Mousavizadeh about four current lawsuits against […]

Black History Month brings meaningful recipes to dining halls

Throughout the month of February, residential college dining hall menus were supplemented with special recipes shared by Black Yale Hospitality staff members.

MULTIMEDIA: Sounds of Yale

Yale is a sensory experience. So here is a collection of sounds that shape our experience as Yalies accompanied by the photos that represent the […]

Reginald Dwayne Betts shares stories from his “writing life”

Reginald Dwayne Betts, legal scholar, writer, and education and prison reform advocate, aims to build 1,000 libraries in prisons across the country. Now, he will […]

African American Studies Department hosts first colloquium of the year

The department kicked off its Endeavors Colloquium with a panel called “Black Activism Amidst Community Violence.”

The Yalie Ep 7: How Yale’s Leave of Absence Policy Leaves Students Without a Choice

Tune in to Episode 7 of the Yalie, where hosts Dante Motley and Carter Dewees sit down with Serena Puang, the editor of the new […]