12 Dec 2017

Black lives chatter

“When we say black, what does that mean?” Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past

07 Dec 2016

Tomi Lahren’s silence speaks volume

Editor’s note: this is an open letter in response to Tomi Lahren, host of TheBlaze’s commentary show “Tomi,” and her recent “Final Thoughts” segment regarding the Trump Presidency and the

12 Oct 2016

Black Americans Deserve Better Police Treatment

Trigger warning: this story contains potentially distressing material and language about police brutality and murder. After a six hour standoff with police in Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on

12 Apr 2016

Black Lives Matter Founder addresses misconceptions

SF State graduate student and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, spoke at SF State Monday about the organization’s origins and misconceptions about it. Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and

16 Nov 2015

Facebook is dead to me

In middle school and high school, I used Facebook to post about my day, share pictures of my recent family vacations and see what romantic relationships had formed, but boy, how times

23 Oct 2015

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

SF State historic organizations voiced their opposition to the California State University mandate that equipped all campus police with Tasers during the National Day of Action to Stop Police Brutality Thursday. The

29 Sep 2015

BSU creates a safe space for African American students

The Black Student Union will bring attention to everyday gender issues surrounding members of the black community by kicking off this year’s first Black Kings and Queens meeting Wednesday, Sept.

15 Sep 2015

#BlackLivesMatter = Black Lives Matter Too

Last week I received a Facebook message from an old high school classmate who criticized me for posting “too much black stuff” on my social media. “#BlackLivesMatter is ignorant and rude;

23 Mar 2015

Equal attention vital for lives lost in recent shootings

The murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina by their neighbor, a white male with vocal anti-theist leanings, instantly alarmed those in the Arab American community. But early coverage