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Educating Asian Parents about BLM

July 8, 2020

By Vina Nguyen, CONTRIBUTOR As a child of an Asian immigrant, I have the responsibility of educating my family and others around me about the Black Lives Matter movement and why it is so important. Immigrants come to America for a better life for themselves and their families but what they don’t ...

The Miseducation of the Black Artist

June 27, 2020

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR A conscious collective movement for generational success Throughout history, political movements have played a role in transforming the American exclusionary tactics of prejudice, war, and racism to microaggressive power dynamics. The effects of America's exclusionar...

Cyber Aggression Towards Women Of Color

June 27, 2020

By Christie Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR A popular young African American Youtuber from San Leandro recalls the time she almost had a breakdown due to the overwhelmingly disturbing comments people would leave under her videos. “ The bullying started in middle school and people bullied me on just about ...

White journalists should be reporting on racial injustice, not just stepping aside for black writers

New Yorkers protest over the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020.

June 9, 2020

By Kris Stewart, PIONEER ALUMNI This story was previously published in the INSIDER The onset of the coronavirus left a lot of freelance writers financially vulnerable, myself included. Some of the editors I used to pitch to have been laid off. Other publications have switched to only using in-house ...

Why Black Women Are Seeking Alternative Activism?

June 7, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, PIONEER STAFF As protests against police brutality have swept the nation as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, that was fueled by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officer and the murder of many other unarmed victims throughout the years of whom we know and don't...

Enough is Enough

June 7, 2020

George Floyd’s Murder Sparks a Movement By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR Since the birth of this nation, people of color have been treated unfairly. You would think that, after over 240 years that we, as a nation, we wouldn’t be dealing with racism anymore. The sad truth is that we will probably ...

COVID-19 influenced society tests the resolve of Asian and Asian Americans

COVID-19 influenced society tests the resolve of Asian and Asian Americans

May 7, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, Editor-In-Chief In the small farm town of Salinas, California, there isn’t much to do. Other than being in close vicinity to the beaches of Monterey, Salinas is the definition of quaint. Growing up in Salinas, seeing the sun stretch its rays over the mountains and into the farmland fi...

The Hotep Wild Card

April 24, 2020

By Nicholas Campbell, CONTRIBUTOR In the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump won swing states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin by slim margins. To be more precise, Trump won the state of Michigan by .23 percent or 10,704 votes. By presidential campaign standards, this is a razor-thin marg...

The blinding light of white privilege

The blinding light of white privilege

March 20, 2020

By Alicia Aceves, CONTRIBUTOR Garret Dwello was born in San Jose, California, but spent his childhood and adulthood in Pleasanton, California, While San Jose may be filled with a diverse community, Pleasanton’s population is 51 percent white, according to Niche, a site that tracks demographics throughou...

Supreme Court approves Public Charge

Supreme Court approves Public Charge

March 5, 2020

By David Dube, CONTRIBUTOR The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of the so-called Public Charge law that will deny visas and green cards for legal immigrants who will be labeled as a "public charge," simply for collecting public assistance. More than 200 million people from around the world have applied to the Un...

It’s not Iowa but the Nevada Caucus was still a cluster

It’s not Iowa but the Nevada Caucus was still a cluster

February 27, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Every four years, our nation chooses sides and tensions rise. It isn’t war that the nation is preparing for, it is election season. In the lead up to the election, events pop up all over the country for candidates to garner support from everyday citizens, convincing ...

Policies for America’s work force

Policies for America’s work force

February 27, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Policies define election season. Everywhere you look, whether it’s watching television, reading newspapers, or Youtube commercials that advertise policies. With a goal in mind, hoping to garner support from voters. The policies that candidates use to advertise themsel...

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