Actors, Citizens, and Corporations Express Solidarity Against Muslim Ban

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Photo by  Geoff Livingston via Flickr In the wake of President Trump’s refugee immigration ban, Moonlight Actor, Mahershala Ali delivered an impassioned speech about religious persecution and empathy at the 27th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Ali stated, “I think what I’ve learned from working on “Moonlight” is we see what happens when you persecute people. They fold into themselves. …

Bruins Protest Presidential Election Results

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Hundreds of UCLA students convened in front of Kerckhoff Hall on November 10 to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Rally participants expressed deep fear and anger over the hatred of the new president and his followers, validated marginalized identities who are in particularly increased physical and emotional danger, and attempted to prepare supporters for four years …

Black Bruins Cope With Donald Trump Victory

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Photo  via Pixabay On Wednesday, November 9, UCLA students were obliged to attend classes amid the emotional aftermath of one of the most traumatizing events in recent U.S. history. On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States of America. Dear God help us all. It feels like a waste of time to parse, …

Clinton, Obama Call for Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

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Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have urged democrats to “give Trump a chance to lead” despite sentiments of disappointment and anger. During her concession speech, Clinton remained composed, stating “This is painful, and it will be for a long time…[But] we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” Trump’s victory comes as …

Philadelphia 76ers Cancel Sevyn’s National Anthem Performance Due To “We Matter” Jersey

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Singer Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, was denied the chance to perform because she was wearing a jersey with the words “We Matter” on the front. “We Matter” is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, and reflects the struggles many …

President Obama To Be First Active President to Visit Hiroshima Since Bombings

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Photo via Tama Yuri via Flickr President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan. The White House has said the United States does not owe Japan a formal apology for using the atomic bomb in August 1945, instead, will serve as a reminder the terrible …

California Drought Rules May Soon Be Eased

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Photo by Ray Bouknight via Flickr On May 9th, California state regulators recommended changes in emergency drought rules that will allow communities to either ease or even drop mandatory conservation targets that have been in effect for much of the past year. Local areas will set their conservation targets based on their ability to meet demand if there are three …

U.S. Adopts Israeli Tactic in New ISIS Bombings

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Photo by David B. Gleason via Flickr On Tuesday, April 26th the United States adopted a unique Israeli tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it’s about to be bombed in an effort to get civilians out before they are hit. By using an aircraft and other intelligence assets to …