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‘Get Out’ tackles social, race issues

‘Get Out’ tackles social, race issues

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The new film “Get Out” is a turning point as a horror movie, and hopefully will inspire future filmmakers to take a different approach to making horror movies. When I saw the trailer for “Get Out,” I was looking forward to seeing a horror film that included a focus on African Americans, so...

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
March 8
Filed under Features, Metro

On a recent cold Friday morning at the The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, the nonprofit group “For Richmond” hosted “Breakfast with Bobby Seale,” its 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration breakfast. In the 1960s and ‘70s, Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, created the first ...

African-American history needs an upgrade now

African-American history needs an upgrade now

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 22
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

On a recent Sunday, I saw the film “Hidden Figures” at a small theater in El Cerrito with my mother. I had heard great reviews about the movie and I love the leading actresses — Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae — who portray women engineers in NASA’s Project Mercury that ...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement, I’m also stressed, anxious and uncertain of what’s to come for me. On June 10, I will jo...

East Bay answers call to action

East Bay answers call to action

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 13
Filed under Metro

A seemingly endless stream of videos depicting police officers mistreating unarmed African Americans prompted former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington to ask African Americans nation-wide to boycott work and school.   “Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fe...

Cultural graduation rates and events at CSUEB

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor
May 7
Filed under Campus

It’s graduation season again, as California State University, East Bay prepares for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 13. Any student who has met eligibility to graduate may participate. The undergraduate ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m., but participating students are required to arr...

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