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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...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Senate Executive Committee responds to the police murder of George Floyd

June 9, 2020

Dear members of the Columbia College Chicago community: As members of the committee that guides our Faculty Senate, we have watched with anguish rather than surprise as racist police violence has once...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

March 8, 2020

Sitting in front of her camera with her hair uncovered and wearing her late mother’s nightgown, Verneda Lights flashed a furious expression as she captured a self-portrait. Lights later modified the...

MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks during a Q&A session at Northwestern's MLK Dream Week event Monday, Jan. 27.

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

January 30, 2020

When social justice activist Tarana Burke first coined the term “me, too” in the 2000s, it was not intended to raise global awareness for victims of sexual assault. “It was about creating emp...

People of all ages come to Federal Plaza to protest recent bombings of Gaza Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

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EDITORIAL: Privilege dictates what ‘better’ education means

September 22, 2019

Our criminal justice system delivers a financial slap on the wrist of $30,000 to a successful Hollywood mother who buys her daughter’s way into an elite college, while it severely punishes a working...

Support needed for Loyola Phoenix amid media policy disputes

Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

February 15, 2019

Ida B. Wells was a remarkable activist and journalist whose anti-lynching campaign helped in the fight for civil rights of black Americans in the U.S. The risks she took to improve the lives of othe...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

February 4, 2019

Lourdes María Alvarez will visit campus this week as one of two finalists for the position of senior vice president and provost. During her two-day visit at Columbia, Alvarez will take part in a pub...

Lisa Thompson works with at-risk and homeless youth through a 12-week program, teaching them the skills it takes for future full-time jobs.

Notable Native: Lisa Thompson

February 6, 2017

Its pinstriped awning and brick facade may remind Chicagoans of any bakery in the city, but Blue Sky Bakery, 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., incorporates another ingredient into its business model: social chang...

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

Gwendolyn Brooks

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 30, 2017

Archivist Meg Hixon has been immersed for two and a half years in poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ correspondence with fellow Illinois poet Langston Hughes, and others, in order to introduce audiences to the ...

CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

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