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How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

How I learned to embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

July 28, 2016

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...

San Jose Police officer receives backlash after reinstatement

Jesse Castro,

March 2, 2016

The San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP held a community rally to announce the submission of a court challenge to Officer Phillip White’s reinstatement to the San Jose Police Department. Officer White returned to the department after a private arbitration where an independent official determined that White...

#BlackLivesMatter: More than just a hashtag

Onyx Organizating Committee co-chair Cat Brooks and mother of Alan Blueford, Jeralynn Blueford comfort mother of James Rivera, Dionne Smith Downs.

Andréa Duprée,
Copy Editor

May 20, 2015

Whether it was a punishment, or a mundane chore, it can easily be assumed that most people with a childhood have been faced with the daunting task of cleaning a room that was so overwhelmingly messy or unorganized they did not know where to begin. Most parents would say, “Pick a corner and start there.”...

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