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Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

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“First Responders” Limits Debate About Police

September 16, 2016

By JOHN McCULLOUGH Opinions Editor In the aftermath of countless highly publicized shootings of civ...

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Police Brutality Protest in Union Square

April 30, 2015

By JASON BOIT Asst. Photo Editor Published: April 30, 2015 On April 29, protesters gathered in Unio...

Students Hold Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Victims of Police Brutality

Students Hold Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Victims of Police Brutality

October 29, 2014

By ADRIANA GALLINA News Editor Published: October 29, 2014 On Tuesday, October 28, about 75 students attended a candlelight prayer vigil in remembrance of the victi...

Fordham Members Attends 19th Annual Police Brutality Protest

Fordham Members Attends 19th Annual Police Brutality Protest

October 28, 2014

By ADRIANA GALLINA News Editor Published: October 28, 2014 On Oct. 22, several hundred protestors gathered in Union Square at about 1 p.m....

Why Not Michael Brown?

September 14, 2014

  By GABRIELLE SAMBOY Staff Writer Published: September 13, 2014 This past summer, the wrongful shooting of a young African American male by a white police officer grabbed the nation’s attention. I am, of course, talking about the wrongful shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, although it’s certai...