Arkansas Police Officers Suspended After Brutal Beating; Russia Blames Ukraine for Car Bombing; US Battles Overlapping Health Emergencies

August 22, 2022

Three Arkansas police officers were suspended after a video surfaced of them beating a suspect. Russia is blaming the Ukrainian secret service for the car bombing death of Russian political commentator Darya Dugina. Overlapping health emergencies has some health officials concerned as the country moves towards cold and flu season.

Police Brutality: How Can Students Protect Themselves

April 1, 2021

There have been way too many incidences of lives lost over minor misunderstandings between police and mainly members of the Black community in the US. Incidences of police brutality extend from ordinary citizens to university students so that no one is safe anymore. Student protection has become a big issue with school administrations that are […]

Roux, Racism, and Reality

September 24, 2020

The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]

Editorial Board Round Table on the NOPD’s Use of Chemical Weapons Against the People of New Orleans on June 3, 2020.

June 9, 2020

In the aftermath of World War I, in 1925 world leaders met to come to an agreement to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons during warfare. It wasn’t until 1975 when the United States ratified the agreement in accordance with the 1925 Geneva Protocol. However, the United States made exceptions for the use […]


June 8, 2020

Chokehold Choke + Hold Hold + Choke A Knee to the Throat ? + ? These words, and their combinations, flashed across our screens, news cameras, and even print news in droves this week. It’s about time. Talking about time, in 1963, James Baldwin wrote about the murder of a middle-age woman in at the […]

I Can’t Breathe

June 4, 2020

On May 25th, an African American man, named George Floyd, in Minnesota became the latest in a long list of African Americans to be killed by American law enforcement. In a nearly nine minute video, Officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd, who repeats “please, I can’t breathe”. At a particularly […]

Opinion: Question the Why, then Understand it

June 1, 2020

As a person that grew up in a modest middle-class home in Memphis, I was never short on anything I needed. Whether it was support from my mom despite her working two jobs along with my grandmother or the fact that I had name brand clothes and shoes, I don’t ever recall a time in […]

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