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UCLA Acquires Works of LA’s “Unofficial Poet Laureate”

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Photo via poets.org Recently, UCLA’s library archive celebrated the organizational efforts and arrival of works by Afrikan American writer Wanda Coleman, including her poetry and TV/Film screenplays. The campaign to bring Coleman’s work to UCLA was spearheaded by English PhD candidate Kim Calder. The intimate celebration featured anecdotes and readings of selected pieces by many of the event’s attendees. Guests …

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The Hidden Side of the Pell Grant

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Photo by Miran Rijavec via Flickr Non-traditional students who want to pursue higher education should be financially assisted throughout the completion of their degrees. The federal aids that are available to help low income students should pay for their education without leaving them to be left in a substantial amount of debt.   The Pell Grant is usually awarded to …

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So Fresh and So Clean: UCLA’s Hip Hop Congress Hosts Annual Fashion Show

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Thursday the Cultural Affairs Commission’s Hip Hop Congress hosted their annual hip hop fashion show. Featuring designs from labels from like Johnny Cupcakes and Crooks & Castles, fashion enthusiasts gathered in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom to watch fellow students sashay down the runway to some of the hottest hip hop songs out today. The show also featured an education component, displaying video footage of …

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Faculty of the Department of African American Studies at UCLA Release Letter in Support of ASU

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Today faculty from the Department of African American Studies at UCLA published a letter of support for the Afrikan Student Union and Black students across the UCLA campus. The letter, signed by both faculty and staff of the department, was created to ensure students that the African American Studies Department “support[s] and stand[s] with them in this moment.” As the …

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UCLA Black Bruins Release a Letter in Solidarity with Mizzou

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Today Black Bruins from the University of California, Los Angeles released a statement in solidarity with the students of the University of Missouri. This statement was made in response to the recent hunger strike by Mizzou graduate student Jonathan Butler, which resulted in the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe. Since the president’s resignation, Black Mizzou students have faced threats of violence, prompting many …

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Afrikan Student Union at UCLA Releases Demands

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Recently the African Student Union at UCLA released a set of demands to UCLA administration in the hopes of creating a more welcoming environment for African American students on campus. Here is what they said:   Black students at UCLA are consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration. Unfortunately, on October 6, 2015, Sigma Phi Epsilon …

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Black Bruins Protest “Kanye Western” Themed Party: ‘Can We Breathe Here?’

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Students marched to Chancellor Gene Block’s office dressed in all black attire on Thursday afternoon to protest events that took place at a fraternity house Tuesday night. Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority organized a party themed “Kanye Western.” Black Bruin Chibunkem Ezeenekwe reported that she and three friends witnessed this ordeal firsthand and were appalled. Attendees …

2015 Black Convocation- ‘Black Bruins Matter’

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This Tuesday October 6, 2015, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA will host its annual Black Convocation. With this year’s theme billed as “Black Bruins Matter” the convocation will bring together Black students and faculty across the UCLA landscape for a night of community. Christine Simmons, UCLA alumnus and President of the Los Angeles Sparks …