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Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

Ryan Mancini

August 30, 2016

Race in America is an issue that has gained new purpose in recent years. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the subsequent protests against police brutality, it has been a national focus point. Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has closely observed and reported on these affairs, has already written a memoir about what i...

Racism wins when justice fails

Racism wins when justice fails

Alicia Zerai

December 10, 2014

Do you really expect us to believe that this is a post-racial society that we are living in? How is that possible, when there are factual, innocent deaths of African American citizens happening all around us? With social media at our fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the truth is no lon...

Sterilizing women prisoners is denying a human a life, future and humanity

Sterilizing women prisoners is denying a human a life, future and humanity

Himerria Wortham

May 7, 2014

The California Senate Health Committee was presented with a bill on April 2 that aims to close loopholes that allowed for the sterilization of women prisoners without state approval. While this bill has not been passed yet, it is a step toward preventing the unjust treatment of women behind bars and r...

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

Champaign Williams

March 12, 2014

Disclaimer: If you do not believe that racism is still heavily embedded in the American culture, then you are going to detest this article. However, if you have grown frustrated with the reality of racial discrimination, black inferiority versus white superiority and the sanction of racism and hatred...

Racist memes are no laughing matter

Racist memes are no laughing matter

Whitney Shepard

March 5, 2014

Life shouldn’t be taken too seriously and we should all be able to laugh at ourselves, right? After all, the most successful comedians have made a career out of laughing at their pain. Kevin Hart, one of the decades’ most popular comedians, debuted with his 2011 stand-up film “Laugh At My Pain.” But some topics shoul...

Black History Month is not for sale to corporations

Black History Month is not for sale to corporations

Himerria Wortham

March 3, 2014

The picture of an unidentified black scientist appears on the screen of a smart phone held by a young black woman wearing a labcoat. The AT&T narrator explains that the company is looking to inspire the next generation of dreamers through technology with its “Making History Happen” challenge that is explained in ...

Ladies, don’t be ashamed and wear your hair el-natural

Ladies, don’t be ashamed and wear your hair el-natural

Brionna Lewis

February 10, 2014

How come my hair doesn’t look like yours? That’s what I asked my mother when I was four years old. She was standing in the bathroom mirror running a brush through her long silky, straight hair. She told me my hair didn’t look like hers because I didn’t have a relaxer. I didn’t know what a relaxer was, but I wanted one. I hate...

African-American enrollment drops

African-American enrollment drops

Luis Rivas

December 3, 2013

Dawaun Lucas, 21, an African-American senior majoring in marketing and finance, and also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has noticed the low numbers of African-Americans at CSUN. “It’s evident,” Lucas said. “Coming in as a freshman until now, I’...

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Charlie Kaijo

May 19, 2013

Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s A...

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