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john a. powell Presents the UCLA Bunche Center’s 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture

On April 1, the UCLA Bunche Center held its 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture on Law and Human Rights to honor the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. In past years, the annual event featured distinguished figures who had a substantial impact … read more

Local

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Black Males in College Not Jail

Black Males in the education system have continually been a topic of interest and study. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, reports such as From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: A National Perspective by Tara-Jen Ambrosio and Vincent Schiraldi, show … read more

Real Talk

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Poem: Alien Spirit

  All the Creator has to do is say be and it is. who am I to dispute with you? But my truth is just as true to me as yours is to you. Do you really want to know … read more

Youth Culture

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Poem: Alien Spirit

  All the Creator has to do is say be and it is. who am I to dispute with you? But my truth is just as true to me as yours is to you. Do you really want to know … read more

Black Care

Black Men and Weaves

Following the publishing of my latest article, “Natural or Not: A Discussion on Natural Hair vs. Weaves,” many female students of color on campus approached me to further discuss this phenomenon among the Afrikan American community. In our talks, the … read more

Features

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Daniel Johnson, UCLA’s First BSU President

Prepared to flourish in a new setting, Daniel Johnson eagerly left his home state of Alabama to attend UCLA in the fall of 1964. Johnson entered the university wanting to demonstrate his intelligence, but was quickly taken aback after he … read more