45 vs the 14th Amendment

Cierra Black News, U.S.

According to an Axios HBO video interview published this morning, 45 claims that he can end birthright citizenship by way of an executive order. 45, child of a foreign-born women and father of children born to foreign-born mothers, expressed his concerns about the right to citizenship enshrined in the Constitution. “We’re the only country in the world, where a person comes in, has a baby, and …

Online Words Have Real World Outcomes

Mignon Combs Opinion

There is no accountability for online hate speech. A person can post cartoons of lynchings, spout Nazi rhetoric, deny the Holocaust, and call Mexicans rapists, and their social media account will likely go unchecked. Their actions online, though, do not exist solely in series’ of ones and zeros. The implications of online hate rhetoric are felt in the real world, …

Black Bruin Elected to NWWN Council

Mignon Combs Campus, News

Black Bruin Christian Green was elected Thursday to the North Westwood Neighborhood Council. Green, former President of the Black Graduate Student Association, recently graduated with a Masters in African American Studies. He serves as an At Large Representative on the NWWNC for a two-year term. When asked about goals for NWWNC, Green commented, “My hopes with the NWWNC is to …

Suspect in Domestic Terrorist Mail Bombs Arrested

Mignon Combs News, U.S.

Federal law enforcement arrested a Florida man on Friday in connection with packages containing explosive devises delivered to Democratic leadership and critics of 45. The suspect, Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, is being questioned by agents from the Join Terrorism Task force and faces five federal charges. Sayoc, a registered Republican, has a criminal history that includes bomb threats. The FBI confirmed …

AFSCME Strikes at the University of California

Mignon Combs Campus, News

Thursday afternoon students at UCLA joined employees striking in Bruin Plaza. The 3-day strike was conducted by Patient Care Technical workers joined by other AFSCME Local 3299 workers and UPTE-CWA. This is the second strike by AFSCME in 6 months. The first occurred in May and also included the California Nurses Association. Last month CNA approved a 3% annual wage increase proposed …

Ethiopia’s First Female President

Mignon Combs News, World

Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed the country’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde in a unanimous decision. Prime Minister Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega tweeted, “In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalizes women as decision-makers in public life.” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed filled his cabinet with …

Worst Gender Reveal Ever: Black Bruins React to Feds Move to Define Gender

Mignon Combs News, U.S.

The past few days saw an outcry as people across the nation reacted to news released by the New York Times that the federal government is moving to define gender and sex along narrow and disputed boundaries. A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services reportedly states that gender should be qualified as “unchangeable, and determined by the …