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Texas Tech Shooting: When White Privilege Leads To White Violence

19- Year old Hollis Reid Daniels was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possession of a stolen fire arm and capital murder of a peace officer. “Texas Tech police received a call about a person with a weapon behaving erratically. This call prompted the welfare check that led to Daniels’ arrest and the death of TTPD Officer Floyd …

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How Are Students of Color Supposed To Respond to Racism & Bigotry?

Terms such as microaggressions, unconscious bias, diversity, and inclusion are all too familiar to me. During my time as a student at Humboldt State, I heard these terms so frequently they became annoying in general. I know these terms have importance and it is imperative to get white folks to understand power dynamics and systems of oppression so they are …

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The Curious Case of Kenneka Jenkins

The mysterious death of 19-year old Kenneka Jenkins became a viral, online sensation within the last few weeks. When I heard about her death, it personally had me vexed and perplexed. I am so tired of reading about Black youth dying under suspicious circumstances and the police telling their parents that they caused their own deaths, prior to any formal …

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Movie Review: The Last Word

  Today I saw The Last Word, a movie that recently hit theatres. After seeing the previews I found similarities and aspects relevant to myself and the story that made me want to see the film. One was that the supporting character was as a young (obituary) writer for a newspaper. She is solicited by this assertive, wealthy and controlling …

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Black Women At Work

Thousands of Black women began using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork on Twitter this week to share their experiences of bigotry in the workplace. The hashtag was started by a woman named Brittany Packnett to illustrate that, what had recently happened to congresswoman Maxine Waters, was no isolated event. Black women too often experience being disrespected and undermined in the workplace which is …

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Bastards Of The Party

I was chilling with my roommates this evening and we began to have this discussion about the whole Black Lives Matter movement. I discussed my own sentiments, being that I thought the hashtags were very cliche. I was also confused as to why we as Black people only seemed to make a roar when someone other than a Black person kills one …

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Mailbox Money

“The way these labels try to deal with rappers got me fucking mad like I’m watching roots.” Nipsey Hussle- “Like Me” Mailbox Money I am particularly interested in the money derived off the mainstream rap game in America. Analyzing the way the game is set up, the money involved, where exactly this money is going and to whom, makes me very uncomfortable. …

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Rest in Peace Mykel

Mykel was killed yesterday on Vermont & 88th, in broad daylight. Someone was filiming and have video of his body laid out in the street. It was deeply saddening for me for many reasons. For one, I went to high school and senior Homecoming with Mykel. In addition, I randomly ran into Mykel last year while I was in LA on spring break. …

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