Former KKK Member Allowed On Historically Black University Campus Amid Protests

Photo via Flickr Students at Dillard University protested former KKK leader David Duke’s appearance at a senatorial debate held on the historically black campus in New Orleans Wednesday night. Police responded by pepper spraying the protesters and arresting six, one of them a student, for blocking traffic. The protests were led by Socially Engaged Dillard University Students. When their formal …

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

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 …

Afrikan Student Union at UCLA Releases Demands

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

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 …

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 …

Recap: UCLA Students Protest the Naming of Carnesale Commons

Oct. 16- For the second day of “Days of Defiance II,” students gathered to voice their objections to the Universities’ plan to name its new commons after the previous UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale who supported prop 209—the anti-affirmative action policy that reduced Afrikan American’s presents at the school. Kamilah Moore, Chairperson of UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union states, “We are gathered …

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 …