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The Year in Review: 2015–2016

BY: JANYL RELLING, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief The death of Freddie Gray while in police custody and subsequent unrest in Baltimore, MD. The racially motivated mass shooting of nine parishioners at the historically black “Mother Emanuel” African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. The landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The traffic stop that lead to […]

Diversity for the Sake of the Common Good

BY: Morgan Kirkland “Any society depends on citizens who are concerned about others and the common good.” These are the opening words of the recently published Harvard report on college admissions.[1] The premise is idealistic in its rhetoric instead of a guide to be implemented and followed. Yet, even though the report is arguably utopian, […]

The Saga of Debo Adegbile: Politics As Usual In The U.S. Senate

BY WILLIAM LAWRENCE – In 2001, after logging seven years of litigation work at several prestigious law firms in New York City, Debo Adegbile took a substantial pay cut after making the decision to become an advocate for Civil Rights and Social Justice as part of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).[1] As the LDF’s […]

Puff, Puff, Pass: Is Medical Marijuana A Step Towards Legalization?

BY KEMI IJITIMEHIN –  The legalization of Marijuana, the new age’s Prohibition or a fight for America’s morality?  A proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution allowing the use of medical marijuana by those with debilitating, life threatening diseases sparked nationwide debate.  Although the amendment fell short of the 60% needed for a constitutional amendment, many […]