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Police, how do we hold them accountable for wrongful deaths?

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // October 1, 2020

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed earlier this year after plainclothes police officers burst into her apartment with a battering ram at 1 a.m. to execute a drug raid search warrant.  Detectives...

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Juneteenth rally for justice and healing in Chico

Julian Mendoza // June 24, 2020

Chico celebrated Juneteenth on Friday with back-to-back events. The first focused on building better relations with Chico police while the second included speakers seeking to defund the police and demanding...

Ka Lynda Watts reads a poem about the struggles of colored people in a prejudiced world Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

Mitchell Kret // April 16, 2019

Students for Quality Education in collaboration with Just Unity Sistas presented "Justice for Josiah," an event commemorating David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State student and president of Brothers United....

Amandla Stenberg plays as Starr Carter.
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‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama

Angel Ortega // February 15, 2019

“The Hate U Give,” directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a high school girl who lives in a poor, mostly black neighborhood but attends a private school in...

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What would MLK say today?

Roberto Fonseca // February 13, 2017

The most famous words spoken by one of the most influential public figures in American history are "I have a dream."These words should be respected and venerated by future generations. They convey a powerful...

League stands against Kaepernick

Kenta Mcafee // October 16, 2016

The NFL had major movements this season, with Twitter now streaming live games and a new $100 million concussion initiative. Despite the success they've enjoyed, there's still one problem they have yet...

Members of the Chico State community gather in front of Kendall Hall during a silent protest. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Athletes support Black Lives Matter

Cydney Nance // October 7, 2016

  Jalen McFerren said he would like to continue being an example of unity on campus and bring awareness to injustices and attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. McFerren is a junior...

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Candlelight vigil lights the way

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel // October 5, 2016

On Sept. 28, the Chico State Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil in light of the recent events in Charlotte, North Carolina.I believe that through simply coming together and standing up against...

Chico State Faculty speak to students, faculty and alumni on Monday afternoon during the #BlackInChico protest at Trinity Commons. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

Bianca Quilantan // September 27, 2016

Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators stood arm-in-arm in front of Kendall Hall for a 10 minute period of silence at the #BlackInChico protest Monday afternoon.   "Here in...

‘Stay at home’ protest coming to Chico State

Katalina Santamaria // September 24, 2016

The Black Faculty and Staff association at Chico State will stay home on Sept. 26 in response to police brutality toward unarmed black men and women in our country, according to a campus-wide email. "These...

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Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won // April 17, 2016

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe...

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Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // March 8, 2016

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking...

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