October 29, 2020

Dear UIUC Community,

There's a public health crisis happening just 12 minutes away from the engineering quad where, in the middle of the community, locates what used to be a manufacturing gas plant. Upon its closing in the 50’s, nothing was done to remediate the site. T...

February 28, 2019

Unofficial, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's annual holiday dedicated to day-drinking and debauchery is upon us. UIUC is often promoted as one of the top party schools in the country. Reasons for this reputation being events such as Unofficial...

September 11, 2018

Today in Black UIUC History: September 10, 1968

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the mass arrest of 240 Black UIUC students and Black community members. The cause of the arrests was a Black student led sit-in held in the Illini Union. Even though the university had...

February 8, 2018

Is Chancellor Robert Jones trapped in the ‘sunken place’?

His reaction to a petition, signed by each of the ethnic studies departments during a campus senate meeting in spring of last year, would indicate that this is the case.  This petition called Chancellor Jones out...

December 8, 2017

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth.  They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.  Because they control the minds of the masses.”
- Malcolm X

Independent Black media institutions play a critical ro...

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