Us vs. Us: The Fist Divided

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To be a Black student on campus is to be both seen and unseen: seen in the sense of recognition as an outsider, yet unseen as the apparition of a true deserving Bruin. With this, UCLA’s Afrikan-American community should be a congregated sanctuary; even-being true, the miniature community still stands divided. Why aren’t UCLA’s Black students and student-athletes more involved …

The Forum is Back!

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On November 8, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, along with dozens of local youth, added the final coat of red paint to the exterior of the Forum.  The change in the arena’s color, from blue to red, signifies not only new ownership, but also new beginnings. “The Forum has been an icon in Southern California since it opened in 1967.  …

UC President Responds to Sy Stokes video

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UC President Napolitano admits that lack of diversity is a problem not just at UCLA, but at UC campuses in general. Two weeks ago third year Afrikan American Studies student Sy Stokes released a video which highlighted the considerable lack of diversity at UCLA.  The video, which currently has almost 1.6 million views on YouTube, immediately went viral and captured …

The Double Consciousness Theory

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I understood what double consciousness was. I sat in my dorm room trying to understand White privilege in relation to it. It was easy to blind yourself and say it doesn’t exist. They even try to guilt trip you by saying we are making excuses and looking for pity. They can’t see it so they try to tell us it doesn’t exist. “The …

Disruption In The Name of Justice

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If you walked past the Kerckhoff patio at around 1:45 Thursday afternoon, you would have seen a group of about thirty undergraduate and graduate students. This congregation of people from different age groups, ethnicities, sexual orientations came together with the task of demanding open ears and changes from the university that will benefit students of color. Upon arrival, protest organizers …

Madiba Forever

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Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom dynamically portrays Nelson Mandela’s and the country of South Afrika’s struggle to achieve liberation from the oppressive European (Afrikaner) regime from the 1940s to the end of apartheid in 1994. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film aims to tell an often-untold story about Mandela and the experiences he, his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and the entire …

Is Your Hair the Reason You Don’t Exercise?

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Afrikan-American women are passionate about their hair. They can spend a decent amount of time and money to achieve a hairstyle they enjoy sporting in public. However, an Afrikan-American woman’s hair may be the reason for her lack of exercise.  Dr. Amy J. McMichael, a dermatologist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, noticed that many …

Interview: Ace Mack

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Last week before I conducted this interview, I had the opportunity to witness UCLA Rapper Ace Mack and his hip-hop collective, Truuu Society (Ace, Hippie, Lyon, and Duantrel), perform for Nommo’s Black Wednesday event at Bruin Plaza. Even though I had heard of him before, it was my first time actually hearing the UCLA rapper, and needless to say, I …

Navigate the Pipeline

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The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” is a concept that highlights the systematic forces that push disadvantaged students out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice system. There are certain policies, such as “zero tolerance”, in affect that place large punishments on small offenses; thus, leading to the mass incarceration of the youth. Yesterday evening in Covel Commons, Incarcerated Youth Tutorial …

The Top 10 Healthiest Fruits to Eat

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Fruit is a healthy substitute to snack foods such as Hot Cheetos or ice cream.  According to hearthealthyonline.com, the 10 healthiest fruits listed below are filled with nutrients that can help you lose weight by consuming three servings per day. Apples: there are different kind of apples like Granny Smith apples, Fuji apples, and red apples. They all contain high …