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

Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

Alaa Al-Sabeh, a Muslim engineering student born and raised in Hama, Syria, was accepted into the College of Engineering master’s program at Wayne State for the spring/summer semester. He was in the process of finalizing his student visa when his interview with the U.S embassy was canceled on Jan. 28. He was then told not … More Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

Police killing of Renee Davis spurs public outrage, ‘Native Lives Matter’

23-year-old Renee Davis, a five-month pregnant Native American mother of three suffering from depression was shot and killed by police on the scene of a wellness check on October 21 in Washington state. Since then, the killing of Davis has sparked public outrage on social media, yet has received little to no attention by major … More Police killing of Renee Davis spurs public outrage, ‘Native Lives Matter’

WSU students, faculties engage in discussion on 2016 presidential debate

The Wayne State University Speech and Debate Team and the Dean of Students Office hosted its fourth presidential debate watch on Tuesday evening. Students and faculty were given a space for dialogue regarding issues discussed between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The candidates debated topics and defended their stances relating to issues on … More WSU students, faculties engage in discussion on 2016 presidential debate

DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 38th annual Classical Roots Concert and 16th annual Classical Roots Celebration on Saturday, March 5. Performing for the night were African-American legends: soprano Laquita Mitchell and Branford Marsalis, a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master and saxophonist. According to the DSO website, the Classical Roots Celebration aims toward … More DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

Perspective: H&M model Mariah Idrissi spearheading fashion revolution

Battling the pervasiveness of racism is a long and a seemingly endless road. H&M, the second largest global retailer, took the first step down that rocky path. Mariah Idrissi, the hijabi 23-year-old model, stars in the H&M’s latest denim campaign, “Close the Loop,” to foster the idea of eco-friendly, maintainable fashion all through recycling. To … More Perspective: H&M model Mariah Idrissi spearheading fashion revolution

Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’

        “Little Gandhi: The Lost Truth of The Syrian Uprising” directed and produced by award-winning Sam Kadi (“The Citizen,” 2012) trails the legacy of Ghiyath Matar, a peaceful Syrian civil rights activist who had a mind and heart that was anything but “little.” The documentary features Matar’s legacy as he led Syrians … More Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’