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“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

Harriet Tubman shadowed on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman shadowed on $20 bill

Ian James Vitaga,
Contributor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The $20 bill is getting a historical makeover that will move America forward in the recognition of women and ethnic minorities. But the new design does not get the full justice it deserves. In 2020, Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the front of the new $20 bill, and Jackson will be moved to the bac...

Money makeover: The new face of $20 is female

Money makeover: The new face of $20 is female

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The bills in your wallet will soon be receiving a makeover more symbolic than a new watermark or color-changing ink. For the first time in more than 100 years, a woman will be featured on a U.S. bill. On April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced in a press release that Harriet Tubman, famous for...

Bay Area rallies against human trafficking

Bay Area rallies against human trafficking

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

May 13, 2015


Filed under Metro, Showcase

More than 1,500 people from all over the Bay Area filled Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium in the Brocade Club last Saturday for an anti-human trafficking event. The Freedom Summit – dubbed “Not in our Town” – organized by Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition had more than 50 local non-profit orga...

The fight against human trafficking reaches Bay Area

The fight against human trafficking reaches Bay Area

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Metro

Human trafficking is an issue that has plagued the Bay Area for years and has caused multiple anti-trafficking organizations to spring forward over the last decade in different cities. In 2011, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, BAATC, created the Freedom Summit, an event that brings together all the anti-trafficking organiza...

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