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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …