45 vs the 14th Amendment

Cierra Black News, U.S.

According to an Axios HBO video interview published this morning, 45 claims that he can end birthright citizenship by way of an executive order. 45, child of a foreign-born women and father of children born to foreign-born mothers, expressed his concerns about the right to citizenship enshrined in the Constitution. “We’re the only country in the world, where a person comes in, has a baby, and …

Black Bruin Elected to NWWN Council

Mignon Combs Campus, News

Black Bruin Christian Green was elected Thursday to the North Westwood Neighborhood Council. Green, former President of the Black Graduate Student Association, recently graduated with a Masters in African American Studies. He serves as an At Large Representative on the NWWNC for a two-year term. When asked about goals for NWWNC, Green commented, “My hopes with the NWWNC is to …

AFSCME Strikes at the University of California

Mignon Combs Campus, News

Thursday afternoon students at UCLA joined employees striking in Bruin Plaza. The 3-day strike was conducted by Patient Care Technical workers joined by other AFSCME Local 3299 workers and UPTE-CWA. This is the second strike by AFSCME in 6 months. The first occurred in May and also included the California Nurses Association. Last month CNA approved a 3% annual wage increase proposed …

Ethiopia’s First Female President

Mignon Combs News, World

Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed the country’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde in a unanimous decision. Prime Minister Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega tweeted, “In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalizes women as decision-makers in public life.” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed filled his cabinet with …

Worst Gender Reveal Ever: Black Bruins React to Feds Move to Define Gender

Mignon Combs News, U.S.

The past few days saw an outcry as people across the nation reacted to news released by the New York Times that the federal government is moving to define gender and sex along narrow and disputed boundaries. A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services reportedly states that gender should be qualified as “unchangeable, and determined by the …

Ivanka Trump Tweets Insensitive Remarks Regarding Black History Month

Melody Gulliver News

By Sydney Matthews February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month — 28 days dedicated to celebrating Black individuality and achievement. Not only does February celebrate Black excellence, it promotes a complex dialogue about race in America. A dialogue that acknowledges struggle, survival, and success. Ivanka Trump does not share these sentiments. On February 1st, the fashion designer tweeted, …

H&M Criticized For Racially Insensitive Ad Featuring A Black Child Wearing A ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ Hoodie

Melody Gulliver News

Multi-national clothing company, H&M has faced immense criticism and backlash for a racially insensitive online advertisement which features a Black child wearing a green ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ hoodie. H&M’s marketing mishap is particularly disturbing considering the long and horrific history of the racial slur. Since the 1800s, white individuals have augmented racial hierarchies by comparing Black individuals to …

George Lopez Under Fire for Racist Joke

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment, News

Photo by Jason Karsh via Flickr On Saturday, George Lopez delivered a racially charged joke at his Phoenix standup comedy show. Lopez stated, “There are still two rules in a Latino family: don’t marry someone black and don’t park in front of our house.” Immediately following the joke, a woman sitting near the stage began to flip Lopez off. Angered …