Harambee Council: 26 Black Organizations on Campus

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Every person on UCLA’s campus that identifies as Afrikan American is already a significant part of the Afrikan Student Union (ASU). We are a group of students that work together to preserve the strength of the Afrikan American community at UCLA. ASU serves a collective purpose that caters to the needs and desires of its students, not only through activism …

Can the Obama Administration do More to Help Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

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What if historically black colleges did not exist? What if the ability for students of low socio-economic status had no method of paying for their tuition? These questions have become a reality for many students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Education is on the verge of creating tighter restrictions …

Tonight: BBSA Exclusive Networking Event

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Join the Black Business Student Association (BBSA) today for their first general body meeting at 6:30 pm in the Pauley Pavilion Media Room. There will be members of BBSA in front of the John Wooden statue until 6:15pm to escort everyone. Feel free to arrive early and and to invite your friends; prospective members are encouraged to attend. Jessica Conley, …

Black L.A. Leaders Meet in Support of Affirmative Action

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Black Los Angeles leaders came out in a show of solidarity yesterday morning at the Los Angeles Sentinel headquarters in an effort to persuade the Supreme Court to “do the right thing” in regards to Affirmative Action. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday that could potentially overturn Michigan’s 2006 state voted Proposal 2—the sister initiative to California’s Proposition 209—which …

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 …

The L.A. Dodgers on a Winning Streak After a Dreadful Slow Start

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Yasiel Puig celebrates the recent success of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Official Los Angeles Dodgers Instagram/ October 14, 2013)  ANGELES, Calif. (AP)- The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a magical season this year after a dreadfully slow start.  After being at (30-42), a season-worst 12 under .500 on June 21st with the season in danger of spiraling out of control, …

Album Review: Pusha T – My Name is My Name

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“My Name is my Name” is the long awaited debut album by Pusha-T (Terrace Thorton), the latest member on the G.O.O.D. music roster to receive Kanye West’s ardent blessing (made evident by the impassioned drunken rant at Pusha’s release party). But Kanye’s enthusiasm is understandable if you paid any attention to his work with his brother Malice with the hip-hop …

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 …

Trill Rapper Creates Hip-Hop Coloring Book

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Rap legend and Rice University Professor Bun B brings hip-hop to the forefront with a coloring book of hip-hop artists. Bun B has collaborated with inner city teacher and hip-hop critic Shea Serrano to create this coloring book, which features 42 notable hip-hop faces as well as the finest rappers from Houston. The importance of the book is mainly to …