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Black History Month events through February

Black History Month events through February

By Northern Star Staff | February 11, 2019

DeKALB — Various organizations have geared up for Black History Month with a variety of screenings, lectures and other events throughout February.• Diversity Dialogues, a program operated by the Center for Black Studies, is presenting six 45-minute...

Slurs, injury don’t stop black lives matter protestors

By Walter Douglas | December 8, 2014

A pregnant protester was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Highway during a march Saturday, but the protesters returned Sunday to continue their efforts to fight racism.The man who was responsible for hitting the woman was charged with one count of...

A resident of the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, Mo., who lived right above the spot where Michael Brown was killed, move out on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in advance of a St. Louis county grand jury decision. The woman and her niece both declined to be interviewed, but the niece answered a question about whether her aunt was moving because of the upcoming news. You bet your butt she is, she said. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen,) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Forum pushes for talk amid Ferguson furor

By Walter Douglas | November 20, 2014

Jerome Rodgers, senior associate athletic director, sat in a circle at a group discussion Wednesday night and expressed his opinion that ignorance still exists, and not just when it comes to skin color.A group of about 12 faculty and students sat with...

Public can influence change, lacks focus

By Anthony Szudarski | June 25, 2013

The public eye should be a force to be reckoned with. When the public is informed, it serves as a watchdog to protect people. But all too often the media allows important issues to fall from the entire nation’s attention long before something is done...

Media should deliver objective information

By Taurean Small | April 17, 2012

If I had to choose the most important lesson learned from my journalism education here at NIU, it would be that the media should never be the story. For a while now, local and national news sources have abandoned this fundamental and tainted the word...

Concealed-carry law returns to Ill. General Assembly

By Mary Diamond | April 8, 2012

If you’re reading this in the state of Illinois, the person next to you is not carrying a concealed weapon - at least, not legally. The Family and Personal Protection Act (HB0148), failed to pass in the Illinois General Assembly by 6 votes last year,...

NIU students participate in Breaking the Ice, a rally to protest violence, held across campus Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered to pray in Central Park, led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts anti-violence rally, march

By Hailey Kurth | April 4, 2012

Over 200 people gathered at the MLK Commons yesterday to “break the ice against violence” at an event hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Alandis Phillips, senior sociology major and president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said to “break the ice” means...

Harold Raddle Jr., fourth year mechanical engineering major, wears a hoodie at the vigil for Trayvon Martin Friday afternoon.

Community members gather for Trayvon Martin vigil

By Hailey Kurth | April 1, 2012

Over 75 people gathered at the MLK commons Friday afternoon to remember the life of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a gated Florida community last month. Hoodie-filled vigils for Martin like this one have occurred around the...


(White) parents just don’t understand

By Linze Griebenow | March 25, 2012

I think Will Smith said it best with, “Parents just don’t understand.” In a more accurate way, though, white parents just don’t understand. Stemming from a cultural ideology that places white children at the forefront of innocence, the almost...