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Protesters marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to celebrate Juneteenth in Crenshaw, Calif., on June 19, 2020.

As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, weekend celebrations are planned across the region

Mercedes Cannon, Reporter June 18, 2021

A year after the historical summer that followed the death of George Floyd and the unprecedented events that fueled various social justice initiatives, the arrival of this year’s Juneteenth ushers in...

From silent films to “Malcom & Marie”: History of Black love in movies

Stephanie Ramirez, reporter February 18, 2021

Sam Levinson’s new romantic drama, “Malcolm & Marie,” explores the intensity and fragility of a couple’s most intimate moments and how a revelation of secrets can tear or strengthen the connection...

Black graduation. File Photo, The Sundial

Town hall discusses black education on campus

Nathan Hickling April 15, 2017

CSUN students met in the USU Grand Salon on Thursday to discuss the university’s commitment to black students.The panel, which consisted of several CSUN alumni and students, answered questions and...

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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...

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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...

Women prisoners are taking their babies for a walk. However for some, they have been denied the privilege of walking their own child. Courtesy of MCT

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...

Illustration by Gayane Galstyan/Contributor

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...

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor

Racist memes are no laughing matter

Whitney Shepard March 6, 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,...

Illustration by Juana Martinez/Contributor

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...

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor

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....

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...

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...

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