Tag: black lives matter

News

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds delivers keynote address on Black Joy

Written by M.L. Kenney & Margaret Moran This year’s Black History Month keynote address, titled “Black Joy Is a Tool Against Oppression,” was delivered by lawyer and activist Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds from 7-9 pm in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Levy-Pounds, formerly of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, is perhaps best known…

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest
Home, Sports

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Macalester women’s soccer team knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem. The team collectively wrote a statement, which The Mac Weekly has decided to publish in full. Several members of the Macalester Women’s Soccer team have recently decided to join athletes across the country in…

Opinion

The flag is bleeding

The purpose of this essay is to extend the American Studies Department as a safe space. In 2004, a year after the American Studies Department launched, we purchased the rights to use the image of Faith Ringgold’s oil painting, “The Flag is Bleeding.” Ringgold uses her art to voice her opinions on racism and gender…

Community protests Jamar Clark verdict
News

Community protests Jamar Clark verdict

Photos by Celia Heudebourg ’18 On the evening of March 30, 2016, hundreds of people gathered to attend rallies in Minneapolis held by Justice4Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, two groups that have advocated for the indictment of the officers involved in the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. Clark was shot and killed on November…

White followership and Black Lives Matter
Opinion

White followership and Black Lives Matter

If white people were to truly embody our guilt we would have to act, right? It would be so painful to understand white supremacy and the violence it has caused for centuries that we would have to do something to break its hold on our institutions and lives.

News

Governor’s Council MLK breakfast held at Mac

The State Governor’s Council held its celebratory Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Macalester this year. American studies professor Duchess Harris, a co-chair of the Governor’s Council, was pivotal in selecting Macalester as a location for the event. Over 1,000 people attended the initial youth rally, which was held in the Leonard Center. Governor’s…