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Pay tribute to Dr. King’s message with pride and justice

By Ashley Hines | January 21, 2019

As Americans celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s important to pay tribute to his stances on social issues in a manner that does the whole of his advocacy justice. In addition to strides made during the Civil Rights Movement, King’s...

Crime crackdown feared

By Clarissa Hinshaw | March 9, 2017

DeKALB — Students and faculty have expressed mixed reactions about President Donald Trump’s plan to enforce executive orders intended to strengthen law enforcement.Trump signed three executive orders Feb. 9 in an effort to increase law enforcement...

NIU holds annual Unity March

By Northern Star staff | September 12, 2016

Join community members for The Annual Unity March at 6 p.m Wednesday at the MLK Commons.Originating three years ago after the events in Ferguson, Missouri, the march represents positive change for students of all races and genders to come together as...

Innocent man speaks for truth, draws from own life

By Jack Manning | October 2, 2013

Bennie Starks, who served more than 20 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, emphasized that students should seek truth during a campus performance Wednesday.Starks was wrongfully convicted 27 years ago, and after serving 20 years in jail was...

NIU students address Chicago gang violence

By Ryan Griesmeyer | October 19, 2010

Chicago has been the city with the most African American homicidal murders since 1970, even surpassing New York and California. This and other information about gang violence in Chicago was presented by NAACP President Farouk Olayiwola at "Enemy of the...