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Ram Reads: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

July 15, 2020

For my Black and brown friends attending predominantly white institutions, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” is for you. I didn’t know how much I needed this book until I picked it up and started reading the first chapter.

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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.

Members of SOL sell colorful bracelets from Nicaragua and Guatemala to raise money for communities in Central America as part of the Pulsera Project.

What Does It Mean to Be Latinx?

October 16, 2019

Two people who identity Latinx sit down and have a conversation about what it means to to be part of the community during Hispanic Heritage Month.

ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill, hosts Angela Davis to observe Black History Month.

Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

March 8, 2019

For much of the evening, Davis focused on the connections between the black experience and those of other oppressed peoples. “When we talk about black struggles,” she said, “we should realize that not all participants have been black.”

With a directorial crew that consists of a trans woman, a cis woman and a non-binary person,

‘Monologue Q’ Sets Stage for Empowerment

February 12, 2019

"The Vagina Monologues" quickly turned into an award-winning play that inspired women’s empowerment. However, its lack of diversity prompted three Fordham students to start their own production.

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

November 14, 2018

I’m a minority in the United States, but I’m also a minority among minorities. I’m a member of so many cultures that I belong to none.

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke on Feb. 26 in Keating Hall at an event hosted by the Fordham Libertarians. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

A Selfie, a Troll and the Issues That Matter to Al Sharpton

March 8, 2018

It was as strange as the Facebook event made it sound. “In pursuit of broadening political dialogue,...

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Why We Can’t End Racism

October 5, 2017

I want to start this article with an extremely unpopular opinion: we are all, to some degree, racist. W...

The Complexity of the Asian-American Identity

November 4, 2016

SABRINA JEN Layout Co-Editor When I first saw the New York Times article titled, “An Open Lette...

DaeQuan Morrison, FCLC ’20, prefers the term “black.” (SAMUEL MCHALE/ THE OBSERVER)

Should We Say Black Or African American?

October 14, 2016

MOISES MENDEZ Contributing Writer “What’s the difference between Black and African-American?" This question fi...

Kendrick Lamar performs during the BET Experience at Staples Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

When “Black Culture” Can Be a Problematic Term

November 7, 2015

JALEN GLENN Staff Writer There were two incidents that led me to write this piece. The first occurr...

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We Need To Talk About Microaggressions

March 11, 2015

By ALEXA MCMENAMINAsst. Opinions EditorPublished: March 11, 2015 Kyle Spencer’s New York Times ar...