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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...

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...

Jai Carrero gives opening statements at the Black Lives Matter March on Sunday, Nov. 1. A crowd of 20-30 students gathered around her.

Tragedy inspires activism in senior Jai Carrero

Emily Morris, Managing Editor December 2, 2020

Before spreading her wings as an actor, activist and honor-roll student, Oakland University almost almost expelled her. Jai Carrero had a rocky start at OU, but her past is also her inspiration.  “If...

Jai Carrero and Sean King lead the Black Lives Matter Peace March across campus on Sunday, Nov. 1. The pair led the crowd in supportive chants about voting and the BLM movement.

Campus Black lives matter March promotes voting

Emily Morris, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

Two days before the election, students gathered around a snow-filled Hamlin Circle for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) Peace March, setting the timely tone for the week — voting, mental health and supporting...

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