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Protesters turn onto Wabash Avenue chanting “The people united will never be defeated.

Chicago students stand in solidarity for police-free campuses

August 2, 2020

Students from eight Chicago universities and colleges, and others from schools outside the city, came together for a block party to demand police-free campuses and celebrate strength in numbers. ...

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

July 14, 2020

When Laney Naling, a junior filmmaking major, read a July 2 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim that announced the college would be "lowering tuition," but later realized that tuition would not be lowe...

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are 'uncomfortable,' sometimes traumatic

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are ‘uncomfortable,’ sometimes traumatic

June 25, 2020

George Floyd’s death felt like the death of a family member for Layla Broderick. Broderick, a junior marketing major, said conversations about the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man from Minn...

 WBEZ-FM 91.5 and Vocalo 91.1 hosted a virtual event “Voices of the Movement: Black Activism and Organizing for Change” with a panel of black activists to discuss the historical fight for racial equity.

‘Voices of the Movement’: Black activists discuss power in organizing

June 24, 2020

After viewers enjoyed a few minutes of Childish Gambino’s song "This is America"—which highlights the unjust killing and violence against Black Americans—viewers and panelists virtually held a m...

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

June 19, 2020

In 2018, the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party celebrated its 50th anniversary, and⁠ the revolutionary socialist political organization had its own Bill of Rights, where No. 7 on their 10 p...

Protesters take precautions on the streets during a global pandemic

While hundreds and thousands of people gather for protests in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, safety precautions are essential to prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

When social activist and University of Illinois student Fionna Ek attended a rally in Champaign-Urbana to protest the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, she could not s...

Central Camera, 230 S. Wabash Ave., remains boarded up until owner Don Flesch has the means to rebuild. As of Friday, June 12 Flesch raised $200,095 of a $250,095 goal through GoFundMe.

Columbia community shares memories after fire destroys beloved Loop camera shop

June 12, 2020

Before its destruction, more than 1,000 film and digital cameras lined the walls of Central Camera, offering mere elbow space to walk through. Lenses, filters and tripods could be seen on shelves at...

Columbia students impacted physically and emotionally by protests, police violence

Columbia students impacted physically and emotionally by protests, police violence

June 10, 2020

Protests “I just remember telling [the police], 'Are you going to kill me, too?’ … Because it felt like I was on the cusp of death. ... I have never witnessed such a hatred from anyone." S...

Editors' Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

Editors’ Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

June 8, 2020

While broadcasting and covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis, Canadian field correspondent Ali Velshi and his MSNBC camera crew were shot at with rubber bullets and tear-gassed by police. Linda Tir...

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

June 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of the racial slur included in this article, however it is used as a point of reference and contextual evidence relevant to the story. The...

Opinion: America's pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

Opinion: America’s pre-existing condition of racism does not excuse itself from accountability

June 3, 2020

The modern-day lynchings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police, intertwined with numerous displays of glaring entitlement from white Americans, have exposed that America...

BREAKING: Kim addresses 'widespread unrest,' supports protesters

BREAKING: Kim addresses ‘widespread unrest,’ supports protesters

June 1, 2020

Over the weekend, Columbia was at the center of a series of downtown and South Loop protests for justice in the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and in similar incidents agains...

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