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Column: We will not “whiten up”

Column: We will not “whiten up”

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Though Northeastern boasts diversity, Black students struggle to navigate the harsh reality of existing in predominantly and/or presumed white spaces. Black students must be mindful of this through the application process and after acceptance. This “harsh reality” is implemented by universities...

Spotlight team discusses racism in Boston

Spotlight team discusses racism in Boston

Chris Butler

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus

Is Boston racist? The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team believes so. The Spotlight team recently investigated whether Boston deserves its reputation as one of the most racist cities in the country. Several members of the team – Patty Wen, Adrian Walker and Liz Kowalczyk – came to Northeastern Feb. 1...

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King talks local change

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King talks local change

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff Writer and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King spoke to Northeastern students about his four-part plan for effective local activism in front of a sold-out crowd in Blackman Auditorium Friday. “Put local people in local positions like the city council or district attorne...

Jessica Williams gives talk at Northeastern on race, rights

Jessica Williams gives talk at Northeastern on race, rights

April 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

By Gianna Barberia, news staff Jessica Williams started joking the second she entered the stage in Blackman Auditorium on Tuesday. The comedian paired a “If you see da police, warn a brother” shirt with checkered, black-and-white Vans, which foreshadowed her content focused mainly around intersectiona...

Editorial: Write, cast people of color to avoid white savior roles

Editorial: Write, cast people of color to avoid white savior roles

February 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

While Asian American Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated in May, Northeastern University celebrates Asian American Heritage Week (AAHW) in February so more students can participate in on-campus events. “Overall, AAHW 2017 seeks to bring together members of both the Asian American commun...

Column: Grammys must adapt or die

Column: Grammys must adapt or die

February 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist “Believe the people. Believe the ones who’d rather watch select performances from your program on YouTube the day after because your show puts them to sleep.” So goes Frank Ocean’s fantastic Tumblr-posted clapback at the Grammy producers who wrongly claimed...

Opening the Cabinet: Jeff Sessions

Opening the Cabinet: Jeff Sessions

January 18, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Noa Dalzell, political columnist Election Day 2016 will forever be ingrained in my memory. I went to bed that night with my face drenched in tears, replaying in my head some of the most painful moments of the election. The possibility of Donald J. Trump truly holding the highest office in the la...

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

September 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Another young black boy from Ohio, “armed” with nothing but a BB gun, was fatally shot by a white police officer on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Another. Autopsy reports suggest that more likely than not, 13-year-old Tyre King was running away when he was shot by Columbus, Ohio police officer Bryan Mason. Michigan medical examiner Dr. Francisco Diaz noted that King suffered gunshot wounds to the temple, collar bon...

Black Lives Matter needs more than social media activism

Black Lives Matter needs more than social media activism

July 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Videos showing two tragic and brutal killings of black men by police officers two weeks ago marked the latest iteration of a shocking—yet too familiar—pattern of police violence against African-Americans in this country. Within 48 hours, Alton Sterling was shot in the chest while pinned to the ground by officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile was shot in the arm while reachi...

Brexit vote a reflection of global racism

Brexit vote a reflection of global racism

June 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Last week’s Brexit vote was sharply divided: 52 percent of U.K. residents voted to leave the European Union, while 48 percent voted to remain. It’s worth noting the demographic discrepancies. More young people voted to remain; older citizens voted to leave. More educated people voted to remain; those ...

Concerned students rally for #DoBetterNU

Concerned students rally for #DoBetterNU

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Alejandro Serrano, deputy news editor “We can’t normalize these issues of institutionalized discrimination with words. We need to take action,” said freshman sociology Rachel Domond into a megaphone atop the stone Northeastern sign on Centennial Common. Domond was the first of many st...

Race in pop music should jumpstart conversations

Race in pop music should jumpstart conversations

February 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sunday’s Super Bowl, a hard-fought 24-10 victory for the Denver Broncos, was, by many accounts, not the most compelling football game in recent memory. Aside from mediocre play, the event was dominated by its halftime show. An aging Coldplay, peddling a multicolored message of peace, dusted off a collect...

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