Tag: Black Lives Matter

‘SNL’ star showcases his reality in new show

Sigifredo Macias It’s understandable and intriguing to see a “Saturday Night Live” cast member create something that isn’t a part of “SNL.” “That D— Micheal Che” is a new sketch comedy show on HBO Max created by and starring Micheal Che himself. It’s a good sketch show that brings up many of the issues society

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Lack of representation at Riverside City College leads to formation of the Asian Pacific Student Union

By Arsal Asif After finding the Riverside Community College District did not offer Asian representation in its race and ethnic relations courses, a group of students took it upon themselves to attempt to get the curriculum amended. The Asian Pacific Student Union (APSU) was formed in light of the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

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Protest photographer details front lines of SoCal movements

By Erik Galicia Los Angeles police officers — geared up with the riot equipment that came to characterize law enforcement over the past year — moved in formation through an Echo Park alleyway. An intense protest of hundreds faced off with police March 25 over the city’s intent to clear the park of homeless encampments.

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OPINION: Community must organize, advocate to see progressive results from Biden administration

By Julio Rodriguez With the election of President Joe Biden came a unified sigh of relief: President Donald Trump was gone. I was working my shift at a local windows company the morning it happened, alongside people from all walks of life. My coworkers lived in Perris, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Hemet and all over the

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Viewpoints excels at National College Media Convention, awards show

Staff Report Viewpoints took home a total of 15 awards, including two national awards, at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 20. News Editor Cheetara Piry was also re-elected Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California president. The staff placed second in the Associated Collegiate Press National Best of Show for their print

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Riverside City College implements plan to combat anti-Black racism

By Jennipher Vasquez A group of Riverside City College faculty took part in a professional development training with San Diego State University faculty in the summer of 2020 to participate in a 10-point plan to address racial injustice and anti-Blackness on college campuses.  The 10-point plan, created in response to George Floyd’s killing, was introduced

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EDITORIAL: Law enforcement must be held accountable for Ernie Serrano’s death

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner in New York City, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hector Arreola in Columbus, Georgia, Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin in Phoenix, Arizona, Rodney Brown in Cleveland, Ohio. Up to 70 people have said those words before dying in police custody, according to The New York Times.  And

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Riverside City College prepares for new CSU requirement

By Cheetara Piry Riverside City College is working to include an ethnic studies discipline in its catalogue by fall 2021 despite a state-imposed time crunch. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the ethnic studies requirement for California State University graduation into law Aug. 17, making California the first state to do so. The CSU Board of Trustees

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Series Review: ‘Social Distance’ reflects reality of our new normal

By Kyiesha Chavez This year has been a strange year to say the least.  With the pandemic putting everything at a standstill for the past seven months, sometimes it’s difficult to remember anything besides COVID-19. Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” encapsulates this strange time perfectly.  Set in the first few months of the shutdown,

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Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump rally confront each other downtown

By Erik Galicia The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18. At one point, Black Lives Matter activists Junior Vilchiz, Azley Tellez Rivera and Kai King walked over to the pro-Trump demonstration

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