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Audio: Most of Humboldt State’s Cultural Centers Lacked Funding & Staff For the Academic Year

In February 2017, Humboldt State University’s bilingual newspaper El Lenador, published an article about HSU being unable to retain staff for their cultural centers. “A year and a half later, the centers have seen low staff retention with all three new coordinators of the AACAE (African-American Center), LCAE (Latinx Center), and the MCC (Multi-Cultural Center) having left to pursue other career opportunities. …

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Black Male Empowerment Network Host Fish Fry in Arcata

Arcata, CA–Yesterday at the Campbell Creek Connexion in Arcata, the Black Male Empowerment Network (BMEN) hosted a fish-fry. Initially, the event supposed to be held at Redwood Park but due to heavy rains, it was changed to the location of the church. The event served as a way for Black people in the community to connect over classic meals that …

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What Is The Point of Arcata’s ‘Community Dialogues on Race?’

Arcata, CA–The proclaimed “community dialogues on race” came at the request of  David Josiah Lawson’s mother. She drove from Southern California a few months after her son was killed last year with over 1,000 signatures she collected, asking the city council to put her son on their meeting agenda. She was seeking transparency in the investigation and wanted the city …

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Eureka NAACP To HSU: Cease Recruitment in Minority Majority Neighborhoods Until Substantial Support is Implemented

The Eureka chapter of the National Advancement For Colored People (NAACP) has sent out a press release regarding Humboldt State University’s recruitment efforts in minority-majority neighborhoods–telling HSU to forgo the revenue these prospective students offer, until they implement substantial support for students of color. PRESS RELEASE Eureka, CA (April 25th, 2018) Eureka-NAACP requests HSU cease recruitment in Minority-Majority Populations The …

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[Audio+Video]:Mother’s March To City Hall With Charmaine Lawson “Bring Back Tom Parker”

 Arcata, CA–Mothers, daughters, sisters and concerned residents of Arcata marched with Charmaine Lawson Wednesday evening to Arcata City Hall. Their demands were clear–bring back retired FBI Investigator Tom Parker to help solve the murder of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. It has now been a week since the City of Arcata found themselves within a whirlwind of controversy after …

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Arcata City Council Sends Out Press Release Regarding Lawson Case Amid Growing Controversy

Arcata, CA–The City of Arcata sent out the following press release at 5:00 p.m. this evening. Statement from the Arcata City Council: April 16, 2018 Most importantly, the City’s commitment to solving David Josiah Lawson’s case has not waivered. The City is concerned about how the timing of Tom Parker’s departure from the case coincides with the filing of a …

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The City of Arcata Receives Notice For Damages In David Josiah Lawson’s Case

Arcata, CA–This sunday April 15 will mark one-year since David Josiah Lawson who was a sophomore at Humboldt State University, died after suffering multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party. There is currently no one in custody for his death. “This tough journey has been filled with disappointments, from the lack of justification for the first responders’ actions, the delay …

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Retired FBI Investigator, Arcata Chief of Police Resign, Still No Justice For Josiah

Arcata, CA–In the days leading up to the one-year mark of the unsolved murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, Arcata’s Chief of Police has resigned. His resignation not only falls within student-led protest at HSU to bring national attention to Lawson’s murder, but comes the day after retired FBI investigator Tom Parker, terminated his contract with the …

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