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Senior Novella Blackmon creates a poster for a rally held Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Students at the rally called for unity and an end to inequality and police brutality. “The purpose of this rally is to awaken the ones who are sleep and bring light to darkness,” Blackmon said.

Black students rally for safety, equality

By Kelly Bauer & Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015

Students are seeking ways to unify DeKalb’s black community and put an end to inequality, topics which were discussed at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of...

Students call for equality and unity during a rally Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Black students focus on fight for equality at rally

By Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015
Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, speaks during a Tuesday rally in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Samuels encouraged students to be safe in light of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Students protest death of Freddie Gray, treatment of black community

By Kelly Bauer | April 29, 2015

Students called for unity in the black community and for an end to inequality at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray,...