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 …

Ivanka Trump Tweets Insensitive Remarks Regarding Black History Month

Melody Gulliver News

By Sydney Matthews February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month — 28 days dedicated to celebrating Black individuality and achievement. Not only does February celebrate Black excellence, it promotes a complex dialogue about race in America. A dialogue that acknowledges struggle, survival, and success. Ivanka Trump does not share these sentiments. On February 1st, the fashion designer tweeted, …

H&M Criticized For Racially Insensitive Ad Featuring A Black Child Wearing A ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ Hoodie

Melody Gulliver News

Multi-national clothing company, H&M has faced immense criticism and backlash for a racially insensitive online advertisement which features a Black child wearing a green ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ hoodie. H&M’s marketing mishap is particularly disturbing considering the long and horrific history of the racial slur. Since the 1800s, white individuals have augmented racial hierarchies by comparing Black individuals to …

Black Lives Matter Activist, Erica Garner, Dies At 27

Melody Gulliver News

Erica Garner, 27, passed away on December 30th following a medically induced coma. Garner, mother and activist, had become a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter Movement after her father, Eric Garner, was killed by New York Police Officers, Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico. Eric Garner’s 2014 death incited numerous protests after a witness uploaded footage of Pantaleo and …