The Observer

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Revolutionary Funk Radio

October 28, 2020

Songs of liberation from the post-civil rights movement era still find themselves relevant in today's political climate.

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What Is a Political Education?

October 28, 2020

A complete political education consists of learning outside of the classroom as well as being an active member in the community.

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Live Music Remains Unconquered

October 14, 2020

In a time when we must be socially distanced, Barfield figured out a way to create live music in the same space as others.

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How the 2020 Emmys Honored and Failed the BIPOC Community

October 2, 2020

This year’s Emmys surprisingly suggest that maybe Hollywood won’t drown in a sea of its own white-washing.

Latinx Heritage Month is still in full swing despite the pandemic, with events happening online and in-person.

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month at Fordham

September 30, 2020

Fordham’s Latinx Heritage Committee and SOL are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month through a variety of online and socially distant events.

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Parks With Possibilities

September 16, 2020

Spending a great deal of time online means outdoor spaces are more important than ever. Read about some of the boroughs' best parks.

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A Reimagined Memorial: Table of Silence Photo Gallery

September 11, 2020

The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, featured socially-distanced choreography this year.

Art of protestors

The Role of Art During a Revolution

July 8, 2020

Art plays a fundamental role in the advancement of a revolution. By supporting BIPOC artists, audiences can do more than just consuming their art.

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FLASH Magazine Recognizes Artists of Color in Special Summer Issue

July 8, 2020

Fordham’s FLASH Magazine came together to create a special summer issue honoring and lifting up the voices of Black people and people of color.

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Forget Perfection: How 5 Fordham Students Redefined Magazine Writing

July 8, 2020

Created by a group of five Fordham juniors, grain of salt magazine showcases the art and writing of young women and nonbinary individuals without the pressure of perfection.

What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?

What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?

July 2, 2020

Rappers J. Cole and Noname recently released songs in response to each other's attitudes toward the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fordham’s Response to Resuming Religious Gatherings

June 18, 2020

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement about resuming religious gatherings, the Archdiocese of New York has prepared a plan to reopen churches.