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, …

#Colorism

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Growing up the only use I ever had for a brown paper bag was to carry my homemade lunches to school and maybe to construct a poorly made puppet for a school project. In the early 1900’s, people devised a completely different use for the paper bag. Black individuals of lighter complexions would use the brown bags to determine whether …

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 …

Stand Your Ground: The Mentality of A Gangster

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George Zimmerman was recently acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin.  One of the primary reasons for the acquittal was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  Upon close examination, it becomes obvious what the laws really mean, who they are for, and who they protect. Currently, twenty-one states have “Stand Your Ground” laws.  These laws are suppose to give property owners …

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 …

Crazy

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Why is the Black one crazy? The rich and powerful treat us like dirt. They said we were not human, we were beast of burden to do their work. Why is the black one crazy? You made us your slave, 300 hundred years. We work for no money from the cradle to the grave.   They brain washed us so …

Is There Still Ways To Go?

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By Christina Gabrielle Anderson On February 25, 2012, in the Northwest Auditorium, the Afrikan Student Union hosted a Black History Extravaganza that highlighted historical snapshots of our past from Afrika to America. In eras, such as the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement, Afro- Americans were making progressive steps to change. But in our current era, that will one …

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Kony 2012 Benefits All Involved

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by Katherine Tucker Kony 2012 is an amazing social movement designed to spread awareness of the Invisible Children of Uganda. The Lord’s Resistance Army is a fanatical rebel group that is responsible for Africa’s longest running armed conflict. Self preservation is his driving force. Kony incorporates religious and military factors to drive his army the way he wants. Kony has …