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Black Lives Matter supporters fill Santana Row, demand justice for Gregory Johnson

Black Lives Matter protesters fill the streets of Santana Row in San Jose to demand justice for the death of former San Jose State University student Gregory Johnson.

Manveen Kaur Anand, Reporter

October 7, 2020

The chants of “Being Black is not a crime!”, “F--- your privilege” and “Black power!” filled the streets of Santana Row in San Jose on Oct. 2, at a Black Lives Matter protest over the death of former San Jose State University student Gregory Johnson.

Umoja faculty, students unsupported, unheard by De Anza College administration

Timeline of the Umoja program at De Anza

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

August 20, 2020

De Anza College faculty members and students claim they have felt no support for the Umoja program from upper administration, leaving Black students isolated and not invested in. The program, formerly known as the Sankofa Scholars, began in 2008 with a pilot, and then was officially launched in 2009....

SJPD officer who made anti-BLM remarks, won’t be back at De Anza College

Phillip White's twitter statements against the Black Lives Matter movement in December 2014

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

July 21, 2020

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who got in trouble for sending antagonistic anti-Black Lives Matter tweets in 2014, has been back at De Anza College to help with the basketball team since that time, and was about to be approved to return for the 2020-2021 season. But Dean of Physical Education ...

Ways to help Black Lives Matter from home

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Roselle Lagmay, Reporter

June 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving people with unsure ways to help, here is a guide to provide ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement, virtually.  1. Sign petitions  There are a number of petitions circulating the Black Lives Matter movement. By signing your name, you can help demand jus...

The NFL apology for its handling of Kaepernick’s peaceful protests, far too little too late

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 23, 2020

It took nearly three and a half years, the highly publicized murder of George Floyd and a public plea from players for the National Football League to formally acknowledge that they were wrong, they should not be lauded for meeting the bare minimum.  Colin Kaepernick, former 49ers quarterback, first peacefully pro...

What lies beneath the Black Lives Matter endorsement

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Ashonti Ford, Reporter

June 19, 2020

Big American brands are getting in formation to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  Even Roger Goodell, the National Football League commissioner said, "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL...

Mom, Dad, let’s talk about race

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Leticia Samame, Reporter

June 16, 2020

As uncomfortable as they can be, conversations about race between you and your loved ones can spark eye-opening realizations on matters that impact your way of living. In light of the Black Lives Movement, communities of all races are taking notice of the power in speaking out, standing up and using ...

De Anza College students show support for Black Lives Matter movement, attend local protests

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 16, 2020

Despite the risk of contracting COVID-19, De Anza College students have masked up to join marches, protests and rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Maya Burns, vice president of DASB Senate, said she has been attending protests with her parents ever since she was a little kid, and...

La Voz will not stand with the college’s status quo

Left to right, Kathleen Quinn, Editor-in-Chief, Aliya Nupbay, Impulse Editor, Joaquin Torres, Opinions Editor, Anthony Lucido, Social Media Editor, Annalise Friemarck, News Editor, Ashley Gonzales, Web Editor

La Voz Editorial Board

June 12, 2020

As journalists, we have a responsibility to seek the truth and report it. Over the past three weeks, we have seen statements of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement from the De Anza Community College administration, faculty organizations and DASB, but have also heard from Black members of...

Black Lives Matter protesters hold memorial for victims of police brutality in downtown San Jose

Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity with the movement June 9 in San Jose, and raise a poster with the faces of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Armand Abhari.

Keegan West, Reporter

June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter supporters gathered in downtown San Jose at the Plaza de César Chávez June 9 to honor those who have lost their lives from police brutality. The stage of the plaza was filled with local leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, with hundreds of supporters surrounding them and...