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Opinion: Why Black Panther empowered me as a Black writer

Opinion: Why Black Panther empowered me as a Black writer

September 11, 2020

The night "Black Panther" was released, I waited in what seemed like an endless line of people, winding around the lobby of the AMC Champaign 13 theatre. My then boyfriend and I, knowing the showti...

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

March 22, 2018

So far, 2018 has proven to be a strong year for diverse movies. With historic releases such as  “A Wrinkle in Time” by director Ava DuVernay, the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with...

Celebration commemorates faculty work, honors deceased faculty

By Dyana Daniels

March 11, 2018

Since its start two years ago, Columbia’s annual publication celebration has become essential to the faculty who participate. Members of the full- and part-time faculty and their families and friends met Feb. 28 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. to recognize the written work of faculty collegewide.More than 60 staff members submitted work for the event, which was organized by the Office of Research and Development. The works we...

BTS, ‘Black Panther’ prove journalism industry needs to change

BTS, ‘Black Panther’ prove journalism industry needs to change

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 25, 2018

In the last year, South Korean boyband BTS, also known as Bulletproof Boyscouts, has achieved unparalleled success in the U.S. for a group that does not sing in English—except for a few lyrics. 2017 was huge ...

Artists, LPCS save a seat for homeless this winter

Dibs

February 19, 2018

“Dibs” is a way of staking a claim to something. In Chicago, the term describes the practice of protecting parking spots by putting a chair—or  items such as laundry baskets or plastic Santa de...

Black Panther slashes through expectations

Black Panther slashes through expectations

February 15, 2018

In “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler creates an Afro-centric world free of colonialism and visualizes one of the most important stories of the year.It won’t win an Oscar, but that's not why...

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

September 25, 2017

Chicago’s expanded municipal ID program is reaching out to under-served residents with limited access to city services.City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a “3-in-1” benefit to municipal ID holde...

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