This is the third in a five-part series profiling the contestants of the Mr. Black MSU pageant.
Something is missing at MSU, said Jelani Still, the Black Student Alliance representative for Rather Hall Black Caucus.
Theres more leaders needed in the black community to take a stand and make things happen for the good of the community, the urban planning and geography freshman said.
And if Still becomes the next Mr. Black MSU on Saturday, he said he plans to help fill the void.
The Mr. Black MSU pageant, sponsored by Black Student Alliance, profiles black male undergraduates who stand out academically through their student leadership on and off campus.
Marketing senior DeAndre Carter, founder and president of DCI Motivational Services, a motivational speaking business, was crowned the first Mr. Black MSU last year.
Carters active role on campus during his reign provided Still with inspiration for the moment he will compete for the title, he said.
I thought to myself this brother is really active, Still said.