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Black student leaders demand UMass Lowell hold itself accountable for student experience and create a task force

Black student leaders demand UMass Lowell hold itself accountable for student experience and create a task force

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) According to the office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), in the fall of 2019 7% of the student population identified as black. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Staff In light of Black History Month, it seems appropriate to look at one of UMass Lowell’s newest clubs, the Black Leadership Action Council (BLAC). Prior

Op-ed: An analysis of the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Policies Regarding Criminal Justice

(Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash) Incarcerations of Blacks and Hispanics in this country are 38% and 21% of the prison population even though there are 13% and 17% of the population of the United States. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Staff With approximately 22 days left until the election, both 2020 presidential candidates are

Op-ed: Remembering Chadwick Boseman; A much needed inspiration

(Katie Jones/Variety/REX/Shutterstock) Boseman had wisdom and an understanding of life that would be beneficial for most individuals, but especially to those within the Black community. He ultimately had encouraged many to sincerely look at the surrounding society and help make changes for the better. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Contributor On August 28, 2020, during a year

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