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Protesters take ‘freedom ride’ to support former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

October 5, 2020

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside of the Cook County State's Attorney's office last week with skateboards and picket signs protesting Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson's electronic monitoring. ...

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

September 24, 2020

Amid a sea of signs, names written in fake blood, solemn moments of silence and raucous chanting, the name of Breonna Taylor hung heavy in the air Wednesday night. Hundreds gathered at different ...

Columbia's upcoming Artivism Black Lives Matter exhibit will highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement with a crossover of art and activism.

Upcoming ‘artivism’ exhibit to deliver strong, timely statement from Columbia

September 17, 2020

Tandrea Hawkins, known professionally “T-Star Verse," said her recent music has mostly revolved around activism. Typically, Hawkins, a junior music business major, creates and performs upbeat, fu...

By the people, for the people: Patriotism as a means to serve your neighbors

By the people, for the people: Patriotism as a means to serve your neighbors

September 2, 2020

In a country fragmented by a two-party system, what does it mean to be patriotic? From debates on defunding the police to dissents over wearing masks, how can we support the nation as a whole, while ou...

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...

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