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Pride through peaceful resistance

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer

Marissa Marshall,

February 18, 2016

Beyoncé Knowles told the world that she loves her blackness and the world should love it back when she released her new music video and performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. On Feb. 6, she released a new music video and song called “Formation,” which she debuted a day later at the Supe...

#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.”...

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Haleigh Goree,

April 24, 2015

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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