Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

On the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, protesters demonstrated in Campus Martius Park to defend the rights of the working class, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people and People of Color who are targeted by Trump’s policies. “I’m here to join people all over the country and the world who are saying no one year … More Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King

  Detroiters joined to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Detroit Central United Methodist Church’s 15th annual celebration, the very same church Dr. King preached at over 50 years ago.   Hundreds of activists and leaders rallied and marched in downtown Detroit for jobs, peace and justice, continuing Dr. King’s peaceful … More Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King

UM Divest: the vote, the blacklist and the solidarity movement

The auditorium overflowed with students proudly wearing Palestinian kuffiyehs and holding “Stop silencing us” signs high. By the end of the night, Palestinians on campus were finally given a voice for the first time in University of Michigan Ann Arbor’s history. On Nov. 15th, U of M passed divestment in Central Student Government (CSG), marking … More UM Divest: the vote, the blacklist and the solidarity movement

Opinion: Islamophobic hate crimes lack media coverage, attention from our administration

The “Make America Great Again” campaign fueled by Trump’s white supremacist agendas did anything but make America great, but rather, created a divide, a surge in hate crimes and threatened the safety of non-whites. Instead of making our country “great” as Trump promised his supporters, he succeeded in doing just the opposite– deepening our nation’s … More Opinion: Islamophobic hate crimes lack media coverage, attention from our administration

555 mass shootings in 511 days, what number is enough to take action?

Another mass shooting. A gunman opens fire. Innocent civilians killed. Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando, Las Vegas and now Sutherland Springs, Texas. The list of horror stories go on and the stories of victims lives seem endless. Americans have become numb to the mass shooting epidemic in our country. The truth is, we don’t care to … More 555 mass shootings in 511 days, what number is enough to take action?

#MeToo continues its globalized movement, advocates awareness and social change

Turning shame into empowerment, #MeToo spurred a worldwide movement and created an open space for women to share their survivor stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign flooded timelines in mid-October, with over 1.7 million women and men using the hashtag in 85 countries, CNN reported. Three weeks later, the hashtag continues to … More #MeToo continues its globalized movement, advocates awareness and social change

NFL players take a knee against racial injustice, police brutality

NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem have been widely criticized by the American public and administration as being unpatriotic, ungrateful and simply un-American. The narrative of the protests has become about patriotism, instead of addressing what the protests are really about– the systemic issues of police brutality and racial injustice. So, … More NFL players take a knee against racial injustice, police brutality

Native students, faculty advocate Native American Studies Program at Wayne State

  This past December, Native American Student Organization (NASO) gained approval from Wayne State and the fire marshal to smudge indoors in designated rooms in the Student Center after a two-year long struggle. NASO faculty advisor, Dr. Sandra Gonzales says the ceremonial medical plant burning practice is important for when elders visit campus, during graduation ceremonies … More Native students, faculty advocate Native American Studies Program at Wayne State

Short Film: WSU Students for Justice in Palestine’s Heritage Night

WSU Students for Justice in Palestine held their third annual Palestine Heritage Night as a part of the group’s Palestine Awareness Week from April 3 to April 6. Palestinians and non-Palestinians alike showed their support for the Palestinian liberation movement by celebrating Palestinian dress, music, art and dance. “[Palestinians] have such a rich culture that often times … More Short Film: WSU Students for Justice in Palestine’s Heritage Night