Faculty of the Department of African American Studies at UCLA Release Letter in Support of ASU

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Today faculty from the Department of African American Studies at UCLA published a letter of support for the Afrikan Student Union and Black students across the UCLA campus. The letter, signed by both faculty and staff of the department, was created to ensure students that the African American Studies Department “support[s] and stand[s] with them in this moment.” As the …

Afrikan Student Union at UCLA Releases Demands

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Recently┬áthe African Student Union at UCLA released a set of┬ádemands to UCLA administration in the hopes of creating a more welcoming environment for African American students on campus. Here is what they said:   Black students at UCLA are consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration. Unfortunately, on October 6, 2015, Sigma Phi Epsilon …

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 …