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President Dianne F. Harrison announced the Diversity and Equity Innovation Grant Fund in a campus-wide email on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

President Harrison announces new grant fund to boost diversity at CSUN

Emily Holshouser, Contributor August 14, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced in an email to the student body on Friday morning the creation of a new grant fund to support efforts to increase diversity on campus. The new Diversity and...

A protester holds up a sign saying fire D.A. Lacey during a BLM protest against the district attorney, Jackie Lacey. Jackie Laceys husband, David Lacey, is charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault with a firearm on  Tuesday.

Jackie Lacey’s husband charged after pointing gun at BLM-L.A. activists

Michaella Huck, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 5, 2020

Editor's Note: Revised as additional information by Justin Marks was provided on Aug. 5. California Attorney General Xaviar Beccera filed charges against Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s...

Black Lives Matter L.A. co-founder Melina Abdullah.

United Teachers storm Twitter demanding Cal State L.A. to appoint Melina Abdullah as Ethnic Studies dean

Natalie Miranda, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor August 3, 2020

United Teachers Los Angeles launched a “Twitter Storm” on Friday to demand the appointment of Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal...

Quinten Thomas in summer of 2014 during EOP Bridge. (Photo courtesy CSUN Educational Opportunity Program)

Lawsuit against L.A. County over death of Quinten Thomas moving to trial

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor July 31, 2020

A civil lawsuit alleging that Los Angeles County violated the constitutional rights of Quinten Thomas, a CSUN student who died at the Twin Towers correctional facility in 2018, is moving forward in federal...

Mayor Eric Garcetti creates a new bureau, the Community Partnership Safety Bureau, that will focus on community policing. The program will focus on building relationships between police officers and the community that they serve.

Garcetti announces new LAPD bureau focused on community policing in L.A.

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor July 27, 2020

  Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of a Community Partnership Safety Bureau, which will focus on community policing within the Los Angeles Police Department in a brief on Monday. “Today...

Daily dose of artists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Daily dose of artists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Alex Behunin, Reporter July 18, 2020

Art, whether it be music, movies, or drawings, has the power to heal and educate. People are able to document movements and as time goes on, we look at it and interpret it through our lens.  As the...

The faculty senates demands include defunding the universitys police department, which many student activists have also called for.

CSUN Faculty Senate issues demands for university in light of movement against racial injustice

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor July 9, 2020

CSUN Faculty Senate denounced police violence against the Black community in a statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement this week. The statement also featured a list of demands for...

Vanessa Butler, the owner of VanillaBlack, stands at the entrance of the Echo Park coffee shop on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Butler said the coffee shop remained open throughout the pandemic with implemented safety precautions.

Meet VanillaBlack: a Black female-owned L.A. coffee shop with an increased community support

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor July 6, 2020

Outside of VanillaBlack coffee shop’s aesthetic storefront — synthetic grass-covered front with a pink neon “VanillaBlack” sign behind the window — in Echo Park, Justin Pineda and Megan Soskos...

Although the total defunding of the police has not happened yet, the Defund the Police movement led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles has made a few strides this week.

Recap of “Defund LAPD” movement’s victories this week

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor July 4, 2020

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles made strides this week in its campaign to defund the police. Here is a recap of the movement’s progress this week.   L.A. City Council approves motion to dispatch...

A protester holds up his fist as demonstrators hold a moment of silence for George Floyd outside of City Hall on May 31, 2020.

Opinion: Being a Black journalist when Black lives finally start to matter

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor June 29, 2020

My whole life being Black and being a journalist remain in sync. I was a strange child. Some kids watched the “Teletubbies,” I watched the 5 o’clock news. My mom calls me nosy; I’d say I’m curious,...

(Image courtesy of mohamed_hassan from Pixabay)

Watch these 10 movies and docu-series to learn more about racial injustice

Alex Behunin, Reporter June 28, 2020

Racial awareness has always been important. With the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of injustice, it’s important to educate ourselves on the systemic racism this country has built itself...

Q&A: Melina Abdullah on student activism, defunding police, upcoming November election and more

Orlando Mayorquin and Michaella Huck June 26, 2020

Melina Abdullah is a co-founder of Black Lives Matters Los Angeles and a professor of Pan-African studies at Cal State Los Angeles. She answered a few questions on topics such as student activism, the...

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