Dominican Court to Revoke the Citizenship of Thousands

Due to a recent Dominican Republic (DR) court ruling, over 200,000 Dominican citizens are in danger of becoming stateless. According to the court, all individuals of ‘migrant background’ born in the DR since 1929 will have their citizenship questioned and possibly revoked. The controversial verdict stands to severely affect the descendants of Haitian immigrants residing in the country. “We really …

Former NBA Player, Now A Mayor

An average career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for most players is within 6 years. Many professional basketball players that do not pan out in the NBA find careers in business, politics or film and television. In the case of former NBA player Kevin Johnson, he went from playing on the hardwood to becoming the current mayor of Sacramento, …

Opinion: Affirmative Action Bake Sale

UCLA- This Friday, October 25 the Bruin Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty (BR/YAL) are holding a counter-protest Affirmative Action Bake Sale, in which prices are altered based on race. Their Facebook event states that baked goods will be priced as follows: White Male: $3.00 White Female: $2.00 Asian/Pacific Islander: $2.00 African American: $1.00 Hispanic/Latino: $1.00 Native American: Free BR/YAL are …

Shutdown Ends, but the Fight is Not Over

The government shutdown is over but Obama says there “are no winners here.” Following sixteen days of the partial government shutdown, a bill was finally signed to end it on Wednesday night, just an hour before the U.S. would have otherwise entered a situation where it was unable to pay its bills. The shutdown began after the Republican House tried …

Can the Obama Administration do More to Help Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

What if historically black colleges did not exist? What if the ability for students of low socio-economic status had no method of paying for their tuition? These questions have become a reality for many students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Education is on the verge of creating tighter restrictions …

Black L.A. Leaders Meet in Support of Affirmative Action

Black Los Angeles leaders came out in a show of solidarity yesterday morning at the Los Angeles Sentinel headquarters in an effort to persuade the Supreme Court to “do the right thing” in regards to Affirmative Action. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday that could potentially overturn Michigan’s 2006 state voted Proposal 2—the sister initiative to California’s Proposition 209—which …

Recap: The First Day of “Days of Defiance II”

As the Supreme Court heard arguments over Michigan’s Prop. 2– an anti-affirmative action law that resembles California’s prop 209– dozens of UCLA students assembled in protest to demand racial diversity. Kamilah Moore, Chairperson of UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union led the call and response chant “What do we want?” and received a loud response from marching students, “Diversity!” Other protesters held …

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Make a Decision on Affirmative Action

“This decision is more significant than the Emancipation Proclamation” Proposition 209 is a cruel and unusual punishment for the descendants of slaves. Historically, Black Americans have been deprived of humane treatment. Our government under the Three-Fifths Compromise has considered Blacks less than human. As a result, Blacks were forced into 300 years of abject unpaid servitude, were seen as livestock …