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The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo

Sean Serrano,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and it’s withstood the test of time. This album is a masterpiece and shows the true greatness that W...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Dim lighting and colors of black, red and blue immediately su...

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...

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
July 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I used to say “All Lives Matter” and supported police when they used lethal force. I always sided with the police because I was raised to respect law enforcement. I grew up supporting the police and put them on a pedestal. When Mike Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri...

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Brian White,
Contributor
December 3
Filed under Opinion

This time last year I was glued to the TV, awaiting the grand jury decision on whether or not they would indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As the prosecutor got up to the podium and fumbled over his words, he announced that the grand jury ha...

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Haleigh Goree,
Contributor
April 24
Filed under Opinion

Police brutality against young Black males in America is nothing new, but has reached a new boiling point this past year. On July 17, 2014 police in Staten Island, New York killed Eric Garner by putting him in a choke-hold. On August 9, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. Out of these ...

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