Tag: Black Lives Matter

The officers who killed Breonna Taylor deserve to be imprisoned

Photo courtesy of FloNight, Wikipedia Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old African-American woman who worked as an emergency medical technician. Before her untimely death, she aspired to advance her career in healthcare. On the night of March 13, Louisville officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove forcibly entered Taylor’s home […]

Academics explore the significance of black protest art

Photo by Tori D'Amico As another installment of Ramapo’s “!!!Public Art???” series in the Berrie Center, academics Deshonay Dozier and Shamell Bell spoke on the subject of black protest art. Both visiting scholars had explored different ways black communities used art as a form of protest throughout the years. Dozier’s […]

Pepsi Protest Commercial Undermines Social Issues

Photo courtesy of Disney ABC Television Group, Flickr On Tuesday April 4, Pepsi uploaded what they thought would be a well-received and praised advertisement for their world famous soft drink.  What ended up happening however was the exact opposite. The advertisment, which was posted to their YouTube page, featured people […]

African Ancestry Month Ceremony Calls for Action

Photo by Hope Patti Ramapo’s Equity and Diversity Programs held a banquet Monday with special guest speaker Dr. David E. Jones to mark the end of African Ancestry Month. Jones is a diversity and leadership consultant and speaker for the Harris Jones Consulting Group, as well as the director of […]