White supremacist violence is now as big a threat as foreign terrorism

Sara Avery |Staff Writer The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled a new strategy report last week specifically identifying white supremacy as serious a threat to the United States as is foreign terrorism. The report, entitled “Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence,” states that there is “a concerning rise in attacks by individuals motivated by a variety of domestic terrorist ideologies, such as racially- and ethnically- motivated violent extremism.” This is the first time that white supremacist violence has been named as an eminent threat to the United States, and the document calls the problem “one of the … Continue reading White supremacist violence is now as big a threat as foreign terrorism

Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Flickr User Joey Zanotti Rapper Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down March 31 in front of his business in south central Los Angeles, California. According to NBC, the suspect, Eric Holder, Jr., pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Nipsey Hussle’s funeral was April 11 at Staples Center in L.A., with an attendance of 21,000 guests, Vulture reported. Many people paid tribute to Hussle at the funeral, including multiple celebrities as well as persons who were inspired by … Continue reading Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Ethiopian flight crash leaves no survivors

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Ted S. Warren | Associated Press Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed March 10, killing all passengers and crew, 157 people in total. The flight was headed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya. According the New York Times’ reporting, the plane accelerated and oscillated wildly shortly after takeoff. Unfortunately, as air traffic control workers were trying to pinpoint the cause of the plane’s malfunctions, the aircraft crashed within minutes of its departure. This tragedy marks the second Boeing 737 Max jet to crash in the past six months. Lion Air Flight 610 from Jakarta crashed … Continue reading Ethiopian flight crash leaves no survivors

College admissions scandal: What does it really take?

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer Reed Saxon | Associated Press The college admission process overwhelms high school seniors every year. Recently, however, it has come to light that dozens of wealthy parents utilized what they thought was the perfect strategy to get their children into some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Bribes. More than 50 people — including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli — were charged on Tuesday in connection to the college admissions scandal, according to Fox News. Among those charged were nine coaches employed by elite schools, two SAT/ACT … Continue reading College admissions scandal: What does it really take?

Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer As a cold breeze washes over Hampton University, students and faculty alike bundle up—fighting  against the chill. Last week winter temperatures dropped all over the U.S. The temperatures in the Midwest plunged deep into negative numbers. According to CNN, these temperatures were even lower than those in Alaska and, as a result, affected over 85 million people. A polar vortex had gradually begun to move over the northern and eastern states of North America. The polar vortex affected Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Indiana, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. “People [were] freezing … Continue reading Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Diversity issue in big law

Amirrah Watson| Staff Writer In December of last year, the multimillion-dollar law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Waharton & Garrison announced on its LinkedIn profile the addition of 12 employees to gain the rank of partner. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph featuring the faces of 11 white men and a white woman. Per adverse reception, the picture of the new hires has now been removed from the website, and Chairman Brad Karp released an email calling for a company-wide town hall meeting to address matters of “diversity” and “associate professional satisfaction.” According to the website law.com, this firm employs … Continue reading Diversity issue in big law

Kamala Harris a Democratic contender

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Tony Avelar | Associated Press Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has officially thrown her hat into the ring by announcing her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The first-term junior senator formally declared her candidacy Jan. 21, on Good Morning America. Harris’ campaign launch was strategic: She announced her decision to run on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the color scheme and layout of her campaign logo draws inspiration from Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president from a major political party. Harris capitalized on the momentum of her announcement by holding … Continue reading Kamala Harris a Democratic contender