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Harris talks about his work, experiences and inspirations for his art and exposure. 

OU alumni capturing Black experience through art

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter October 13, 2021

Jonathan Harris, an Oakland University graduate, has been making a name for himself in the arts of Detroit. At OU, he majored in graphic design with a minor in studio art after graduating from the Detroit...

OU students gathered near Elliott Tower for a BLM demonstration last April. On Monday, Oct. 4, the Recreation Center held a workshop to educate students on the history of the BLM movement.

Golden Grizzlies Lead: Black Lives Matter Workshop

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter October 13, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Oakland University Recreation Center held a workshop in the Oakland Center to educate students on the history of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to connect and recover with...

Students gather near Elliott Tower for Thursdays BLM OU demonstration.

Students demand justice for teen Ma’Khia Bryant

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 23, 2021

Sean King, dressed in a winter jacket and bracing against the wind, climbed on his car and rose his fist in the air as he spoke to students gathered to honor Ma’Khia Bryant in the parking lot of the...

Derek Chauvin at the George Floyd Murder Trial. It is expected the trial will last more than a month.

Days 1-3 of Derek Chauvin’s trial take place

Autumn Page, Marketing Director April 4, 2021

The trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd, began on March 29 with vivid pictures, opening statements and testimonies.  Chauvin is charged...

Police and community relations: finding cultural sensitivity

Police and community relations: finding cultural sensitivity

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 20, 2021

Oakland University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program hosted a webinar featuring Harold Love, a retired police captain and professional counselor, on Tuesday, Mar. 16.  Love served 25...

It was never just hair

It was never ‘just hair’

Cayla Smith, Campus Editor February 3, 2021

Turns out a gas pump can cause a long-awaited identity crisis. A lot of Black women have the same hair backstory that dates back for generations. Many of us grew up with the kitchen acting as two different...

Black women experience dangerous racial bias in healthcare

Black women experience dangerous racial bias in healthcare

Emily Morris , Managing Editor September 16, 2020

Dr. Tolulope Ifabiyi walked into a medical room clad with feelings of apprehensiveness coming from a Black mother and her child. Initially, a hospital room rarely fills its patients with ease because customarily...

Students, alumni protest for Black Lives Matter

Students, alumni protest for Black Lives Matter

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief June 8, 2020

Protests which stemmed from the George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor murders took place during the first weekend in June. On Saturday, June 6, Rochester was occupied by hundreds of protesters...

Getting rights right

Isaac Martin, Political October 18, 2016

Protests grow violent and lawsuits run rampant because something is skewed in our society. From the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court to our very own campus in Suburbia U.S.A.,  a subtle shift has...

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