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Northwest Coffee thrives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Jason Wilson.

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 the BLM movement has been around since 2013, originally founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullor...

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

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)

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 the founding of the university.  The initiative, called the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconcil...

Driving for Justice

Photo Courtesy of Saint Louis University.

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 The Justice Fleet, "foster healing through art, dialogue, and play,” said Amber Johnson, Ph.D., asso...

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Photo Courtesy of Riley Tovornik.

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 black communities, such as over-policing, HIV criminalization, and the war on drugs. When t...

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