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The Real Influencers – James Baldwin

The Real Influencers - James Baldwin

Michaella Huck, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 2, 2020

The Real Influencers is a series that highlights important figures whose ideas and work continue to be relevant to younger generations. Every episode is released to coincide with the figure's birthday. In the premiere episode, A&E editor Michaella Huck explains why author James Baldwin is still rel...

Life during COVID-19: Gabriela Brocca – Brazil/U.S.

Gabriela Brocca, a nutrition and dietetics student at CSUN, shares her experience of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and how her home country, Brazil, responded to the pandemic.

Tiago Barreiro and Jane Partizpanyan

July 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders started in the U.S. early March, Gabriela Brocca, a CSUN international student from Brazil, grappled with whether or not to return back to her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Brocca was at Disneyworld Orlando during spring break. Her mother and younger sister travelled...

Longtime vendors protest against the San Fernando Swap Meet management

Organizers from The People Struggles San Fernando Valley hold a banner that reads, “To Rebel is Fair.”

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

July 16, 2020

Around 100 people gathered at the San Fernando Swap Meet on Tuesday to protest against the management’s lack of communication with vendors during the coronavirus pandemic. The swap meet reopened on July 14, after being closed for over three months due to stay at home orders. Some vendors argued...

CSUN students provide free clothing for women in Skid Row

Samantha Machado, a volunteer and CSUN student, helps organize the outfits on the table.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

June 30, 2020

Associated Students President Rose Merida and James Mizuki, a CSUN alumnus and founder of The Giving App, provided nearly 100 women with outfits from iToo Fashion during a clothing drive at the Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center for Women on Saturday. This is the first event organized by Th...

Carter Ace performs live at Vanalden Park in Northridge

Chris Torres and Michaella Huck

June 28, 2020

Carter Ace performed live at Vanalden Park in Northridge on Friday. The group consists of lead singer O’neil Carter Noah, back-up vocalist Alexus Andrade, bassist Daniel Durant, drummer Gio Alford, guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist Jon Redwood.  The lead singer, who goes by Carter, met...

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

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

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 role of media coverage, defunding the police and more.   What does it mean to defund the pol...

Life during COVID-19: Danielle Feitosa, Brazil/U.S.

Jane Partizpanyan and Tiago Barreiro

June 24, 2020

Having graduated from CSUN this spring with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Danielle Lima Feitosa, an international student from Brazil, made the difficult decision to stay in Los Angeles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hopes to continue working in the United States. Many...

Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth at Leimart Park Village

Michaella Huck and Tiago Barreiro

June 19, 2020

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Hundreds gathered in Leimert Park Village on Friday to celebrate June 19 — also known as Juneteenth — at a "Pray For The Hood" event, which was created by Los Angeles artist, Six Sev. 

Downtown L.A. protest focuses on community building, bringing about change at an individual level

Sofia Gutierrez, Tiago Barreiro, and Michaella Huck

June 11, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Around 100 people showed up in front of Los Angeles City Hall in support of Black Lives Matter on Thursday. As they chanted, “Racism is over,” protestors set up art that called for unity and love on the steps of City Hall. Following the chants, demonstrators observed...

Video: Demonstrations continue in downtown L.A.; diverse crowd remembers Breonna Taylor, calls for local government action

Sofia Gutierrez and Tiago Barreiro

June 5, 2020

DOWNTOWN L.A. — Protesters showed up to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest the local authorities’ handling of police brutality. They also celebrated what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday.

UCLA students call for funding of Black Resource Center, divestment of UCPD at campus protest

Samantha Bravo and Michaella Huck

June 4, 2020

WESTWOOD — UCLA’s Black Graduate Student Association hosted a protest to show solidarity with all those who have died in officer-involved killings and proclaim a list of demands of the government and the University of California system. At 1 p.m., around 500 protesters gathered in between Royce...

Thousands protest against D.A. Jackie Lacey at Hall of Justice; Actor Lakeith Stanfield speaks out on the inaction of those in power

Tyler Ridgle and Tiago Barreiro

June 3, 2020

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — A Black Lives Matter protest took place in front of the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The protest is part of an ongoing campaign to oust Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, whom BLM alleges has been lenient on police brutality by the LAPD. Actor...

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