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Romance Novels by Black Authors You Need to Read

Abigail Liszewski, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

“The Unbroken” by C.L. Clark “The Unbroken” by C.L. Clark is a political fantasy that follows Luca and Touraine, two women who meet under unexpected circumstances. Luca is a princess aiming...

How to Educate Yourself on Black History

How to Educate Yourself on Black History

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

A mere 29 days are devoted every year to acknowledge and recognize the experiences of  Black and African people. A month dedicated to these individuals is not nearly long enough for one to truly...

The Inception of Thrive: A Learning Community for Black SLU Students

The Inception of Thrive: A Learning Community for Black SLU Students

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor October 16, 2020

Saint Louis University, an institution with a long history of racial injustice, including once owning enslaved people, is seeking to take a new step towards social equity on campus by providing a safe...

Chalk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Chalk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Morgan McKenny, Contributor October 6, 2020

“No officer was…” Ashlee Lambert, SLU graduate student, began to write on the clock tower of North Campus the morning of September 24 with chalk.  When she took her chalk away from the clock...

Jesuits Protest Injustice Against Black Lives

Jesuits Protest Injustice Against Black Lives

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

The Jesuit mission reminds us that “Faith, justice and solidarity with the poor and the excluded are central elements of the Jesuit mission of reconciliation.” A central component of this mission is...

How should the university respond to #ScholarStrike?

How should the university respond to #ScholarStrike?

Steven Lum, Contributor September 30, 2020

It’s been a summer of widespread social unrest, soul searching and reckoning with our country’s ugly past and its legacy. None of us are responsible for the past. Will this country ever be perfect?...

Student Athletes Are No Longer Quiet

Student Athletes Are No Longer Quiet

John Lewis, Contributor September 20, 2020

In the past, college athletes have been kept quiet. Today, they are no longer under the radar. Steps are being taken. Voices are being heard. They’ve gone to the internet and they’ve marched in the...

Photo Courtesy of Jason Wilson.

Northwest Coffee thrives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Celia Searles, Arts & Life Editor September 17, 2020
Northwest Coffee owner Jason Wilson sheds light on his experience as a Black business owner, coffee expert, and what it’s like to run a business that has thrived in 2020.
SLU and the BLM Movement

SLU and the BLM Movement

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor September 14, 2020

Over the course of 2020, there have been several high profile instances of horrific police brutality against Black individuals that have brought the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement into focus.   While...

Pictured here is Peter Queen, the first child born to an enslaved couple in the Missouri Mission, circa 1905. (Photo Courtesy of the SHMR Project)

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor October 4, 2019

In 2016, SLU joined the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province (UCS) in launching an initiative to confront a joint history of involvement in the enslavement of African Americans that dates back to...

Photo Courtesy of Saint Louis University.

Driving for Justice

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

What started as an old delivery truck has grown into a network of four “mobile museums” with the mission of driving the conversation surrounding culture, race and identity. These mobile museums, dubbed...

Photo Courtesy of Riley Tovornik.

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Riley Tovornik, Photo Editor February 26, 2019

Students gathered in the Center for Global Citizenship on Feb. 2 to listen to speakers Maxx Boykin and Lestian McNeal from the Black AIDS Institute. The speech was meant to raise awareness for issues plaguing...

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