SF State’s Muslim community prepares as hate crimes increase

December 7, 2016 Life

Post-election fears and anxieties of many Muslims have become a reality in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Jehan Hakim, an SF State alumnus, recalled a horrifying incident involving her friend, a young immigrant woman, whose head scarf was pulled off her head and was then chased through the Tenderloin.   “She fled her ...

Gators keeper kneels in solidarity

November 16, 2016 Sports

On a summer night Arianna Wesley was almost hit by a car on her stroll to the gym. She exchanged words with the the driver, a white male, who responded by popping his head out the window. When he saw that Wesley was a Black woman, he replied “Shut up, Shaniqua,” turning a stereotypical Black ...

Legalize black beauty

October 11, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit id=424 align=”alignnone” width=”361″][/media-credit] Nappy, kinky, not white. As a Black woman, my hair is judged and scrutinized because it does not fit the whitewashed mold of beauty in America. I have worn my hair in braids because it’s convenient, protects my hair’s health and is an alternative to aggressively straightening my already thinning hair. ...