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FILE-Officers attempt to block protesters, including one with their hands up.

Much of police brutality goes unnoticed

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright are just some of the names of people of color that have fallen victim to police brutality. Their stories are known around the world — their...

FILE - In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens as the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. On Friday, April 30, The Associated Press reported on social media posts sharing a fabricated screenshot last weekend that purported to show the Chicago Police Department tweeting in support of Chauvin, who was convicted for the murder of Floyd. The department sent no such tweet. (Court TV via AP, Pool, File)

OPINION: Indicting a law enforcement officer does not equate to indicting law enforcement

Jackson Healy , Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

On April 20, 10 months and 26 days after the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked the largest protests in U.S. history, a Minnesota jury found Chauvin guilty...

FILE - In this April 15, 2021, file image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin address Judge Peter Cahill at the courthouse in Minneapolis during Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool, File)

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

Associated Press April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case...

Demonstrators march during a protest over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Police shooting of Daunte Wright reignites national outcry over killings

Erik Uebelacker, Contributing Writer April 18, 2021

Protests are again sweeping the nation following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright’s April 11 killing is the latest in what many Americans see...

The 2020-2022 print edition of the AP Style Guide includes a section on race-related coverage, though some entries may already be outdated.

OPINION: The capital “B” in Black matters

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

When former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin forced his knee upon 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, my family gathered around the flat screen in the living room...


DePaul’s Center for Black Diaspora is hosting a virtual film festival highlighting the Black experience through March 11.

DePaul’s Center for Black Diaspora to send message of Black joy and resilience with film festival

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

DePaul’s Center for Black Diaspora is hosting a virtual film festival highlighting the Black experience through March 11. These films range across a wide variety of genres — animation, experimental,...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, former candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a rally for then Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in Duluth, Ga. Belarusian opposition figures, Hong Kong-pro-democracy activists, the global Black Lives Matter movement, a jailed Russian opposition leader and two former White House senior advisers are among this year's nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Nomination of activists for Nobel Peace Prize highlights importance of their work

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021

After a summer of racial justice protests, a critical election and wildfires across the country, several prominent activists and movements have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  American politician...

Reesheda Graham Washington, owner of Live! Cafe, tearfully speaks to crowd outside her business, which was targeted in a suspected hate crime.

Vigil held at Black-owned business after suspected hate crime

Eric Henry, Photo Editor January 8, 2021

OAK PARK, Ill. — Residents and community leaders gathered outside Live! Cafe Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil in response to a suspected hate crime that targeted the Black-owned business the...

Six DePaul players took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday at Wintrust Arena.

‘I kneel for the lives lost’: Women’s sports continue to lead the charge in fighting social injustice

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor December 2, 2020

2020 has seen men’s sports begin to embrace social justice movements and try to bring attention to issues like police brutality and racial inequality in America. Following the killing of George Floyd...

Alex Hadac, 19, kneels behind chalk art. Residents of the South Loop came together to embrace chalk art after Hadac was verbally and physically assaulted.

Teens attacked in south loop for Biden 2020 drawing

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

On Nov. 4, Alexis Hadac, 19, and Haylee Sandoval, 19, of Berwyn, were babysitting when they took the kids to get some fresh air at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, which ended with a physical altercation...

A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

OPINION: DePaul should reimplement accommodations for students

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

Election Day was quite different this year. Businesses were boarded up in anticipation of potential protests, results took longer than we normally experience and on top of that, a global pandemic accompanied...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Esteban answers student questions at latest SGA meeting

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

President A. Gabriel Esteban was in attendance at DePaul’s SGA meeting on Nov. 5. Students were able to ask the president pressing questions around its relations with Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police,...

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