Kaepernick Praises Communist Leader Fidel Castro

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Photo by Flickr Following Sunday’s 31-24 loss against the Miami Dolphins and the Friday announcement of Fidel Castro’s death, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made controversial comments in support of Castro. “I agree with the investment in education. I also agree with the investment in health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa,” stated Kaepernick. …

Bruins Protest Presidential Election Results

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Hundreds of UCLA students convened in front of Kerckhoff Hall on November 10 to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Rally participants expressed deep fear and anger over the hatred of the new president and his followers, validated marginalized identities who are in particularly increased physical and emotional danger, and attempted to prepare supporters for four years …

UCLA Acquires Works of LA’s “Unofficial Poet Laureate”

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Photo via poets.org Recently, UCLA’s library archive celebrated the organizational efforts and arrival of works by Afrikan American writer Wanda Coleman, including her poetry and TV/Film screenplays. The campaign to bring Coleman’s work to UCLA was spearheaded by English PhD candidate Kim Calder. The intimate celebration featured anecdotes and readings of selected pieces by many of the event’s attendees. Guests …

Black Bruins Cope With Donald Trump Victory

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Photo  via Pixabay On Wednesday, November 9, UCLA students were obliged to attend classes amid the emotional aftermath of one of the most traumatizing events in recent U.S. history. On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States of America. Dear God help us all. It feels like a waste of time to parse, …

Clinton, Obama Call for Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

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Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have urged democrats to “give Trump a chance to lead” despite sentiments of disappointment and anger. During her concession speech, Clinton remained composed, stating “This is painful, and it will be for a long time…[But] we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” Trump’s victory comes as …

Voting For Inclusivity: The Ongoing Fight For Black Education

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Photo via Flickr The Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that every citizen has the right to primary and secondary level education, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality. Although higher education is not funded by the federal government, the government is responsible for creating policy framework and administering appropriate oversight. Therefore, university and college admission should be determined by merit, …

The Discrimination of Black Women in Online Dating

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I joined Tinder a few weeks after my first heartbreak. I had always regarded online dating as romance’s modern day horror show: ego, debauchery, and desperation. But after binge-watching Californication on my ex-boyfriend’s Netflix account I decided I needed connection. I figured if I swiped cautiously I could find a respectful yet passionate boy to go to music shows with. …

THE HARSH REALITY OF RACIST INTERNET TROLLING

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Photo by Geralt via Pixabay We all know what trolling is. It’s when anonymous people on the internet, most of whom seem to be profoundly unhappy, post negative, unhelpful comments on forums and comments sections of websites. Often, they are so nonsensical and persistent that one can only assume their sole purpose in perusing the internet is to upset people. …