Let the Revolution Begin!

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  Oct. 10- New NOMMO staff members met for the first time  in 118 Kerckhoff. The meeting began with an icebreaker and pizza (can’t have a good staff meeting with out pizza) then the new team got straight to business! NOMMO is looking forward to serving the Afrikan American student community on campus and is eager to bring back “the …

Recap: The First Day of “Days of Defiance II”

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As the Supreme Court heard arguments over Michigan’s Prop. 2– an anti-affirmative action law that resembles California’s prop 209– dozens of UCLA students assembled in protest to demand racial diversity. Kamilah Moore, Chairperson of UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union led the call and response chant “What do we want?” and received a loud response from marching students, “Diversity!” Other protesters held …

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Make a Decision on Affirmative Action

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“This decision is more significant than the Emancipation Proclamation” Proposition 209 is a cruel and unusual punishment for the descendants of slaves. Historically, Black Americans have been deprived of humane treatment. Our government under the Three-Fifths Compromise has considered Blacks less than human. As a result, Blacks were forced into 300 years of abject unpaid servitude, were seen as livestock …

Government Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Afrikan Americans

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Shutdown has caused suspension of vital services which millions of Afrikan Americans depend on. Two-thirds of poor Blacks will be excluded from the national expansion of health insurance coverage. When the U.S. government partially shutdown fourteen days ago following Republican efforts to delay and defund Obama’s central policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or, Obamacare, from being put into effect, …

The UCLA Bruins Are Back, But Are They Forreal?

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 UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, left, celebrates with teammate Myles Jack after recording a sack during the first quarter of Saturday’s game. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / October 12, 2013) PASADENA, Calif. (AP)- Just two days after their convincing win over the California Golden Bears, 37-10 UCLA Bruins. Once previously ranked at 11 in the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches’ poll, …

The Significance of BlaQue Power

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What is BlaQue Power? BlaQue stands for “Black & Queer” and is a student organization dedicated to the Afrikan American LGBTQI people on campus. BlaQue Power was created to empower Black LGBTQI people and establish our presence in the UCLA setting. The purpose of this section is to bridge cisgender within the Afrikan American community with the Afrikan American LGBTQ …

Michael Baisden Launches Mentoring Initiative for Afrikan American Boys

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Baisden adopts a high school class of 28 young men to spark One Dream One Team mentoring agenda. Orlando, FL – When renowned radio personality Michael Baisden posted “A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of the child,” on his Facebook page, he never anticipated the over nine million views or one million plus …

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Beauty of Love

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama: “One of the things that attracted me to Barack was his emotional honesty. Right off the bat he said what he felt. There are no games with him—he is who he appears to be. I feel fortunate as a woman to have a husband who loves me and shows me …