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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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[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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Social Media Campaign: Afro Punk Picks Up David Josiah Lawson’s Story

Media Platforms owned and operated by people of color is very important–especially if you are a POC attempting to share lived experiences that is an unpopular truth in a community where you are the minority. Students in Humboldt County are currently on a social media campaign to bring national attention to their murdered classmate David Josiah Lawson and the lack …

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Reflection: Fighting For Justice is Exhausting But Black Lives Matter Too

Arcata, CA–April 15th will mark one year since Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson was stabbed to death in Arcata. Four months after I graduated from HSU, Lawson was killed. His case remains unsolved and his mother travels from southern California to Arcata every month seeking justice for her son–while city officials accused of incompetence climb the ranks and receive …

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Community Submission: An Ode To The Ignorant White Folks

  “Maybe I have the chance to speak the words those darker than me can’t. I’ll use the privilege of my Whiteness to stand up and start a chant. See maybe one of these days I’ll be the change I want to see. Slowly began to realize, I’ve got it all inside of me. Don’t call me nigga. Don’t call …

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Opinion: Community Submission

“Please review and approve my piece to be included in your opinion section. Thank you. Arcata Police Do Not Want to Solve Josiah Lawsons’ Murder !!! After closely following this case for the last ten months, I have come to the conclusion that the Arcata Police Dept. does not want to solve the murder of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. …

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Unsolved Hate: Debuts Tomorrow At The D Street Neighborhood Center

Arcata, Ca. Tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center, there will be a showing of Unsolved Hate, a documentary about how the unsolved murder of David Josiah Lawson has affected the small college town of Arcata, CA. A student in her last semester at Sacramento State University, Courtney Wagner traveled to Humboldt County with a few peers …

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Where Is The Justice? Ten Month Vigil Held For David Josiah Lawson

Arcata, Ca. — As the months fly by, the commitment of holding vigils every month for Humboldt State University Student David Josiah Lawson, has remained. These vigils are a way to remember the life of Lawson that was ended way too soon by an act of violence. They also serve the purpose of keeping light on the fact that his case …

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