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Editorial: Chauvin verdict could be the turning point for history

On May 25, 2020, the world stood still for a total of nine minutes and 29 seconds. That was the last time George Floyd would let out his last breath with his last words being “I can’t breathe” as ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck. Immediately after this took place, riots sparked, protests spread citywide and “say his ...

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Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

In 2013 Black Lives Matter was formed as a social and political movement and was founded after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. It continues to grow today after the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd last year. Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The Black Lives Matter group is a large movement ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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Just because VSU isn’t an HBCU, doesn’t mean students should stay silent

While the entire world is in the midst of a fight against the life-threatening virus known as COVID-19, another illness, one that has been around for centuries, has continued to rock our nation. Racism. Racism can be defined as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority ...

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