UCLA Black Bruins Release a Letter in Solidarity with Mizzou

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Today Black Bruins from the University of California, Los Angeles released a statement in solidarity with the students of the University of Missouri. This statement was made in response to the recent hunger strike by Mizzou graduate student Jonathan Butler, which resulted in the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe. Since the president’s resignation, Black Mizzou students have faced threats of violence, prompting many …

Grading Report: Black Bruin Style

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Midterms and essays are not the only things UCLA fashion connoisseurs and sneakerheads are focused on this fall. With a number of different trends flourishing in the Black Bruin community, class is now in session as young kings and queens make bold fashion statements that symbolize their Afrikan culture, continue to excel academically and look fresh while doing it! Freshman …

Hair is The Last Thing on My Head: Balancing Hair Care and College Demands

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Whether you rocks your hair natural, relaxed or weaved up, maintainence of black hair demands time and tender love and care but as full time college students that is time that many of us do not have. Loving the versatile doo’s of black hair is the easy part, but for many fulfilling student duties while taking care of one’s hair in this ‘new home …

Afrikan Student Union at UCLA Releases Demands

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Recently the African Student Union at UCLA released a set of demands 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 …

Black Organizations Release Official Statement on “Kanye Western”

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  The Afrikan Student Union at UCLA released an official statement on the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi “Kanye Western” party held Monday,October 5,2015:   On the night of Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 the UCLA chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority threw a party themed ‘Kanye Western’. At this party, students were encouraged to dress …

Black Bruins Protest “Kanye Western” Themed Party: ‘Can We Breathe Here?’

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Students marched to Chancellor Gene Block’s office dressed in all black attire on Thursday afternoon to protest events that took place at a fraternity house Tuesday night. Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority organized a party themed “Kanye Western.” Black Bruin Chibunkem Ezeenekwe reported that she and three friends witnessed this ordeal firsthand and were appalled. Attendees …

UCLA Students Respond to Blackface Party

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A group of African American UCLA students faced off with members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority Tuesday night, breaking up a party where guests wore costumes caricaturing African Americans.   The party and the confrontation called into question an unsteady campus climate and the need for action against racial insensitivity. Earlier that evening, Chibunkem Eze, Lynzie Glover, and …