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Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner
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Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner

By Jason Ajiake, News Editor Posted 3:18 PM EST, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 After over one year of pressure from the Afrikan Black Coalition, an organization dedicated to improving the conditions of Black students and the Black community at large, the University of California has agreed to discontinue several of its contracts with Wells Fargo, one of the…

Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests
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Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests

Jason Ajiake, News Editor and Sabrina Newton, Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Protests shook downtown Washington, D.C. as Donald J Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, with thousands gathering in solidarity in protest of his policies, ideals and proposals for the forthcoming presidential term….

Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Nation’s Capital For Women’s March on Washington
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Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Nation’s Capital For Women’s March on Washington

By Victoria Mba-Jonas and Kayla Irby, Contributing Writers Posted 8:53 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Approximately 500,000 people participated in the Women’s March on Washington to protest against President Donald Trump on Sat., Jan. 21, just one day after Trump’s inauguration with many traveling from across the country. In addition to the march in D.C., many…

45th POTUS: Donald J. Trump Promises To ‘Put America First’
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45th POTUS: Donald J. Trump Promises To ‘Put America First’

By Dawn Richard, Layout Editor Posted 8:40 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States during his presidential inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, where he promised to put “America first” from that day forward. After having coffee with former President Barack Obama at the White House Friday morning, Trump…

Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration
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Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration

By Sydney Williams, Howard University News Service WASHINGTON – African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The lack participation America’s black and other minority communities was stark to viewers on television and on the ground.  The makeup of the audience, as well as those on…

Farewell Mr. President: Obama Bids America a Final Farewell As POTUS
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Farewell Mr. President: Obama Bids America a Final Farewell As POTUS

Sabrina Newton, Contributing Writer Posted 11:55 PM EST, Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017 President Barack Obama gave his farewell address in a familiar environment last Tuesday, Jan. 10, in his hometown of Chicago, Ill., which produced the first African-American president in American history. Obama began by affectionately recalling his experiences being raised in the streets of Chicago, telling…

COLUMN — Thanksgiving At Standing Rock
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COLUMN — Thanksgiving At Standing Rock

By Jason Ajiake, News Editor Posted 5:10 PM EST, Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016 On this Thanksgiving Day, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would not only destroy sacred sites, but could also contaminate parts of the Missouri River, the only water source for the indigenous people….

COLUMN — Donald Trump and Draining The Swamp
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COLUMN — Donald Trump and Draining The Swamp

By David DePriest, Contributing News Columnist Posted 11:10 AM EST, Fri., Nov. 18, 2016 In the final days of Donald Trump’s “successful” presidential campaign (in so far as success can be defined as abusing an archaic system to supercede the will of the people), the president-elect debuted a new slogan to sell his campaign to middle America:…

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