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The performative nature of social media activism

The performative nature of social media activism

by Riley Martinez, Contributor // November 18, 2020

This year has been a whirlwind, but if there’s something we all have in common – aside from living in the midst of a pandemic – it’s our mutual...

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Opinion: Naomi Osaka's U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

Opinion: Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open victory is bigger than tennis

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // October 26, 2020

Since becoming a tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka has attained a myriad of success by becoming the first Asian player to be declared world number 1 in singles,...

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Screenshot from Grant Jordan's prerecorded performance which was suppose to air in the Virtual Nooner series.

Derailed by miscommunication and misunderstanding, first ‘Virtual Nooner’ cancelled

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // September 15, 2020

The first San Diego State Virtual Nooner performance of the semester featuring student musician Grant Jordan was scheduled to air on the Associated Students’...

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SDSU alumni Rachel Hanson (second to left) and Tory Brown (second to right) pose with their fellow dance instructors during the Black Lives Matter Master Class fundraiser on June 13.

Former SDSU dancer hosts virtual dance fundraiser to support Black Lives Matter

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer // June 21, 2020

In moments of hardship and despair, people tend to turn to things they are most passionate about. For dancers, being able to dance is a way to escape reality...

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Editorial: Black Lives Matter and our actions need to support that

Editorial: Black Lives Matter and our actions need to support that

by The Editorial Board // June 17, 2020

George Floyd said, “I can’t breathe,” and those tasked with protecting him did not listen. Similarly, the Black community’s cries of anguish,...

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Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

As I watched the Super Bowl Halftime unfold, I faced a wave of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it was delightful to have two Latina women headline...

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People of color should be able to celebrate Black Panther without cries for inclusion

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // March 14, 2018

After the release of Black Panther I thought, “Finally, this is our movie, a movie for black people.” After I said this, someone asked me why it...

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SDSU Professor Luke Wood, who teaches the

Third annual Black Lives Matter panel covers racial issues in US

by Pabel Lopez, Staff Writer // March 7, 2018

A panel of San Diego State professors gathered to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement at Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on...

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Ilyasah Shabazz, autora y  tercer hija de Malcolm X, contesta preguntas de estudiantes.

Autora y hija de Malcolm X visita San Diego State

by Rebeca Reyes, Escritora // September 20, 2017

El 14 de septiembre, Ilyasah Shabazz, autora y hija de Malcolm X, visitó San Diego State y dio una plática a los estudiantes en el teatro del Conrad...

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Editorial: Black minds, like black lives, matter

Editorial: Black minds, like black lives, matter

by The Editorial Board // September 20, 2017

The issue: A "Black Minds Matter" course has drawn criticism from conservative groups on and off campus, who have accused the class of being designed...

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Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, addresses students at student union theater.

Daughter of Malcolm X gives talk at SDSU

by Rebeca Reyes, Staff Writer // September 20, 2017

On Sept. 14, Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of activist Malcolm X, visited San Diego State’s theater in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union to talk to students...

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Professor J. Luke Wood's Facebook profile picture. Wood is the professor and creator of Black Minds Matter, a class that has been controversial to some.

‘Black Minds Matter’ class draws criticism

by Maya Carter, Staff Writer // September 13, 2017

A new class offered to graduate students at San Diego State has garnered both criticism and support from students, administration and community members. Black...

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