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03 Aug 2020

Neo-Blaxploitation 

The majority of Black films nominated for awards focus on struggle, oppression, slavery or all of the above. This is unacceptable — Black struggle should not be exploited for clout. Hollywood is white, and it is only slowly recognizing a need for diversity. It is…

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Save this Garden 

A company that owns several of the most profitable institutions in Santa Cruz, yet doesn’t pay its workers enough to purchase fresh produce, should not hold sway over how their community feeds   themselves. The Beach Flats Community Garden is a verdant square in the quilt…

Editorials

Gender Identity Theft 

There are 1.4 million recorded transgender people living in the U.S. As far as the Trump administration is concerned, their lives don’t exist. An October 2018 memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed the department’s intentions to restrict Title IX’s definition…

Editorials

Vote Like Lives Depend on it 

What made you mad in the last two years?  Maybe it was the president saying it’s alright to violate women,  the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Agreement or white supremacists marching on Charlottesville,  Virginia.  What broke your heart?  Maybe the administration putting children in internment…