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Column: Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Black community

by Kennedy Benjamin, Contributor // February 15, 2021

During the past several years, the modern Black community has gone through an unbelievable amount of trauma and upset, but the peak of this was seen during...

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They walked so I could run

They walked so I could run

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // February 3, 2021

I have the honor and privilege to say I am one of the “lucky ones.”  As a 21st century Black woman, I live in an era where I am free to pursue...

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Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // October 2, 2020

Black Americans have been plagued by racial discrimination including profiling, police brutality, voting restrictions and mass incarcerations for generations....

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A screenshot of the Black Resource Center Director Bonnie Reddick discussing the history of Juneteenth.

Black Resource Center and Afrikan Student Union host virtual Juneteenth celebrations

by Aleah Jarin, Staff Writer // June 22, 2020

In honor of Juneteenth, a day that signifies the end of slavery in the U.S. as the last enslaved African Americans in Texas were liberated on June 19,...

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Opinion: The term ‘people of color’ fails to be properly inclusive of the black community

by Trinity Bland, Staff Writer // April 14, 2020

As a black woman, I naturally look for inclusive spaces and it is beneficial for both my mental health and spiritual development for me to conduct this...

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Kaepernick’s protest is a utilization of free speech

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer // February 26, 2020

Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat for the national anthem for the first time in August  2016. It took a few months for any outrage to begin,...

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Media needs more black journalists

by Devin Whatley, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

When I arrived at San Diego State as a journalism major, I set myself out to become what I quickly noticed there was not enough of in the media world:...

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Black representation matters

by Ellyse Logan, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

The media reflects the values of the society around it. For the longest time, black voices and stories were not valued or represented. As representation...

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Black communities still suffer from police brutality

Black communities still suffer from police brutality

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

Policing in America has been a controversial subject for decades. The blatant, unequal treatment of people of color has been gaining more and more traction,...

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Screenshot of the Snapchat video in which SDSU student Martin Ruiz can be heard making threats to student CJ Simmons.

SDSU graduate sentenced to probation, required to take course in tolerance after sending racist Snapchat

by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor // September 19, 2019

The San Diego State graduate who made racist threats on Snapchat against a student last April has now been sentenced in court. Martin Jesus Ruiz received...

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Screenshot of the Snapchat video in which SDSU student Martin Ruiz can be heard making threats to student CJ Simmons.

Police make an arrest in racist Snapchat case

by David Santillan, Assistant News Editor // May 1, 2019

University police have arrested 24-year-old Martin J. Ruiz in connection with a racist Snapchat video sent to a San Diego State student. Ruiz, an SDSU...

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Racist Snapchat video sent to a student prompts response from SDSU

by David Santillan, Assistant News Editor // April 30, 2019

San Diego State found itself addressing racism this week for the third time in two months. In series of Snapchat videos and videos, an unidentified...

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