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Leilani Fu’Qua Culture, Lifestyle, Opinion

Let me preface this with the statement that acne is completely normal. However, European and mainstream beauty standards play a major role in how people view themselves with acne, how they see and treat others, and the impact the treatment of acne, especially in minority groups. As a multiracial Black woman, my personal experience with acne has been a less …

Black is Just as Beautiful

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Standards of beauty  vary from country to country. However, one type of beauty that struggles to be accepted is the Black beauty. Black beauty features like thick hair, full lips, large breasts and butts are all highly sought after by other races, but these features are deemed unacceptable if a Black woman has any of these. M.A.C. Cosmetics recently received negative comments …

In Detail: USAC’s Resolution to “Divest from Corporations Supporting the Private Prison Industry” Passes

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On Tuesday, February 4, the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA brought forth a resolution to the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s (USAC) weekly meeting.  The goal of the resolution is to “divest undergraduate students association and UC Los Angeles’ from corporations profiting from the Prison Industrial Complex.” For those who are not familiar with the resolution and its implications, it sets …

The Colbert Family Responds to the Interracial Cheerios Commercial

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Hours before the Superbowl, I got the chance to sit down with the Colbert family and hear their thoughts concerning the racial controversy that surrounded, and perhaps even eclipsed, their six-year-old daughter’s first acting job in a Cheerios commercial as the child of a bi-racial couple. With a sequel commercial aired during the Superbowl, the issue of interracial couples is …

USAC Representatives Pass Resolution to Address Racism, Supporting SJSU Activists

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In response to verbal and physical assaults on a Black first-year student by his three white roommates at San Jose State University (SJSU) in November, UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution that takes a stance against racism and to propose actions to support tolerance and diversity. The resolution adopted Tuesday, January 22, hopes to …

Editor-in-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits on Naked Black Woman

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On January 20th, 2014, Martin Luther King Day, an online magazine entitled Garage, published a photo of its Editor-in-chief, Dasha Zhukova, sitting on a chair made to resemble a half-naked Black woman. Miroslava Duma, the blog’s editor, posted the insensitive photo on Instagram, and further marketed the image as something of trending, fashionable, and contemporary art.  In the image, the …