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Ending modern day slavery in Libya should be a priority

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last month CNN released footage that uncovered a slave trade in Libya — a video that shows smugglers selling off a dozen men outside the capital of Tripoli. According to aid and migrant workers, slavery in Libya is not a ...

N-word should stop being used by those not in the black community

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With black culture dominating the music industry, television and nearly every aspect of our lives, surely, the old debate over the n-word has made its way into the topic of discussion. More often than not, my experiences begin...

SDSU is a bubble of acceptance, it’ll be a shock when it pops

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

San Diego State’s liberal, comforting and accepting environment is misleading. This environment makes many fail to realize the horror that occurs outside of this bubble, in other parts of the country. Many can attest to experiencing...

Should SDSU athletes kneel as a means of protest?

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many college football players watched in amazement as NFL players joined in solidarity with former pro quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. The man who pioneered the movement a year ago within football against the injustice plaguing...

Unreasonable backlash against new ‘Black Minds Matter’ course at SDSU lacks tact

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many people like to think that K-12 schools in America are the pillars of fairness. However —  for young black men and boys — statistics show otherwise. According to the National Education Association black boys are ...

A letter to the freshman class of 2021

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshmen: Freshman year was one of the most difficult transitions ever. Not because I was leaving my family or childhood friends, but because it was the official transition into adulthood. Regardless, it has been th...

Missing D.C. girls are more than a hashtag

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Natalee Holloway and Elizabeth Smart were household names growing up. I was young, but I vividly remember my parents pointing to these girls as reasons for me to stay home instead of attending my classmate’s birthday party or...

Protests are fine, but it’s action that affects change

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Real change is realized only when people aren’t merely part-time activists who fall back into passivity once the hype of a situation dies down.

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Obama and the first family will be sorely missed

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

January 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Though a significant historical marker for the entire country, President Obama’s election was of particular importance to black families.

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Measure G an important step in holding police accountable

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

October 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Who polices the police? In many cases, no one. Currently, the San Diego Police Department is responsible for investigating themselves. There is no way a department can objectively investigate itself considering what is...