The Hidden Side of the Pell Grant

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Miran Rijavec via Flickr Non-traditional students who want to pursue higher education should be financially assisted throughout the completion of their degrees. The federal aids that are available to help low income students should pay for their education without leaving them to be left in a substantial amount of debt.   The Pell Grant is usually awarded to …

So Fresh and So Clean: UCLA’s Hip Hop Congress Hosts Annual Fashion Show

Mia Brumfield Archive

Thursday the Cultural Affairs Commission’s Hip Hop Congress hosted their annual hip hop fashion show. Featuring designs from labels from like Johnny Cupcakes and Crooks & Castles, fashion enthusiasts gathered in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom to watch fellow students sashay down the runway to some of the hottest hip hop songs out today. The show also featured an education component, displaying video footage of …

Conscious Mind. Gifted Hands

Jerzy Messan Archive

About the Artist: Jerzy Messan I’m a first year, undeclared Black Bruin from Tucson, AZ who has a major love, appreciation and passion for all art forms. I’ve been drawing, painting, making music, and dancing since I was born. Working with copic markers are my favorite. But honestly, I just love expressing myself in any way, shape, or form.  

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

Mia Brumfield Archive

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 …

UCLA Administration Responds to White Student Union

Mia Brumfield Archive

Today UCLA Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Janina Montero released a statement in response to the creation of a UCLA White Student Union Facebook group. The Facebook group is one of more than 30 that has appeared on college campuses around the country. Other schools include UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Penn State, New York University, and the University of Missouri. Although the groups …

A Response to White Student Union

Noelani Bailey Archive

We promote, protect, and serve the broad cultural, educational, and professional interests of students of Afrikan descent at UCLA as well as in the greater Afrikan community.   You PROMOTE micro-aggressions You PROTECT yourselves from knowing about your privilege You SERVE a people who are already satisfied while most of us get the scraps you waste. That is not a …

Submission: Doin’ the Most-Colonialism

Jabril Muhammad Archive

So I’m sitting in this workshop at this conference about how the N word and the B word impact male-female relationships within the Black community, and it’s getting pretty controversial. The facilitator is presenting a case on why we shouldn’t say it anymore, how it’s no different when we use it than when slave masters did. It was only a …