Essays, opinions and personal pieces
The Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center can never be forgotten, especially by the New Yorkers that witnessed it.
Outrage surrounding a presidential election, racial justice protests and voting, reminds us of the different versions of America that exist, and the version one side is fighting to keep.
Even with a new president, deep-seated problems persist.
Progress isn’t about tearing down — it’s about building up.
Our nation is in peril over racial injustice, equal rights for all and racist politicians. In 2021, we wonder how our nation became like this? But if we look into our nation's history, we see our nation has always been this way.
The failure to acknowledge and address the prevalent racism in American society is one of the greatest issues the country must face. But it doesn’t feel like America is ready to do so.
The Black Student Assembly criticizes the university's stance on Zionism and announces its support for Abeer Tijani and Palestinian students.
Instead of having a summer of joy and happiness with my family after graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, I had the most anxious summer of my life. I am among the 4.92 million Americans who contracted COVID-19 as of Aug. 7.
I saw John Lewis when I was sixteen. It was at the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books in the ever-so-grand Bovard auditorium on the USC UPC campus. Two things manifested in my mind that day. One: I wanted to go to USC. Two: John Lewis is a living legend and I was beyond lucky that I got to be within a quarter-of-a-mile of him.
These 12 essays reflect the pain, confusion, dismay and hopelessness that our current students and recent alums are experiencing in a world that is unfamiliar to us all — even those of us who were alive and woke during the turbulent ‘60s. Collectively, they’ve all put the evolution on blast.
Because of the color of my skin, I have never had to worry about being an automatic suspect in the eyes of law enforcement, a perceived threat to neighbors while completing simple activities like jogging, or even comprehend the unspoken rules on avoiding physical harm when getting pulled over by police.
Using me or any other Black person as a poster child to appease your guilt is not the answer. The answer is being genuine and actively addressing the systemic racism that Black people face daily.
This is America. This is the crude, cold reality we live in as black bodies in 2020.
You all know me as the sports guy. When you have questions about who to start in your fantasy lineup, or what trade rumors are floating around the NBA, or who is good in the upcoming draft class, you come to me for answers — and I happily oblige. But sports is not the only subject on which you should consider my expertise.
There is only so much trauma a person can take in. I have grown into an adult watching the bodies of my peers die at the hands of the police.