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Beyoncé’s criticism shows societal discomfort with powerful women

August 9, 2016

Whether it was love for the girl power anthems or disgust over the sexually charged language, everyone had something to say when Beyoncé released her latest album, "Lemonade," last week on HBO. Matt...

Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

May 12, 2016

Overstating the importance of the First Amendment in facilitating responsible journalism is a difficult task. It allows us to do our jobs as aspiring journalists, but more importantly, facilitates...

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

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February 21, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three women created the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.EJ“It broke my...

Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI

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January 28, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three girls created the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.Opal Tometi,...

UI students push for change on campus

December 9, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page — created on Nov. 18 — gained national attention and sparked responses and new initiatives from...

Students, faculty gather for love and solidarity rally

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December 3, 2015

Adorned with red and black arm bands, allies of the black solidarity movement gathered on the quad Wednesday for a “Love and Solidarity” rally. Students and faculty organizations read statements...

"Love and solidarity" event to be held Wednesday

November 30, 2015

A coalition of students, faculty and community members will hold a "Love and Solidarity" gathering for black students and activists on campus."We call on campus and county communities to join us ... as...

University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

November 19, 2015

Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site.“It is disturbing and cowardly that someone...

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