Over the past week, the First Amendment has been trampled on by both law enforcement officers and criminals who chose to undermine these lawful and necessary protests by engaging in looting and destruction. The First Amendment gives us the right to peacefully assemble and also gives the press the right to report on such gatherings. On May 25th, George Floyd, a 46 year old black man was murdered in Minneapolis by a white police officer and aided by three of his colleagues. Since then, members …
The government needs to stop murdering its people
In the past year, 1,036 people have been shot and killed by police, according to the Washington Post. Black people are killed at twice the rate of White Americans, and on May 25, George Floyd’s name was added to this list of injustices. Days later, massive protests followed, in spite of and because of the pandemic we’re in. In a country already on edge due to a government’s callous response to a virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, the American people exploded. …
Queer people need to stand with Black Lives Matter
Amongst the backlash following the killing of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and countless others by police, queer people need to stand up for the Black Lives Matter movement. Social media exploded with rage over the video of Floyd being killed by uniformed police officers. The protests and following riots created a lot of controversy with many people saying that rioting and looting is horrible and will not get anything done. After numerous videos of white gay men taunting and attacking protestors and police …
Amid unrest, Black leaders demand action at PCC
After the unjust killing of George Floyd by fired police officer Derek Chauvin and ensuing protests, PCC’s Black coordinators called on leadership to address the pain students and staff are experiencing, in an email to staff on May 30, with plans to support the campus community during this time.
Numbers are power: Only protests spark change
Protests have broken out on seemingly every continent. The waves of powerlessness pervading through populations across the globe have finally broken, and the images of colorful violence are splashed across our screens.
Police brutality in Hong Kong begs for all-out war
Former U.S President John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” All eyes are on Hong Kong. Although the protests are mostly peaceful, the Chinese government’s cyberwarfare, refusal to accept demands, and police brutality in the 2019 Hong Kong protests has escalated beyond the violence during the 2014 Umbrella movement. Many people living in the west have dismissed the protests because it may not affect them or because it doesn’t seem like a huge deal. They should, …
Courier Chat: Separation of families with Hilda Coleman
In this edition of the Courier Chat, Sam talks to Hilda Coleman about how she organized the PCC protest against the separation of families under Trump’s zero-toleration policy and how that policy is affecting the nation. Hilda’s contacts and media: Podcast: thegirlwithsadeyesbutgoodvibes.podbean.com Instagram: taintedsun Email: email@example.com Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: firstname.lastname@example.org The PCC Courier stands in solidarity with the Capital Gazette Newsroom
Perspectives on Israel need to change
A zoomed lens focuses in on a young man with two fingers raised in the air in a peace sign. Around him, the youth is surrounded by fellow protesters, chanting, impassioned and waving colorful flags. They demand equal rights, an end to economic injustice and for the U.S. police-style assassinations of their young people to end.
Take a knee to make a statement is the American way
Seems like using the platform you earned for peaceful protest is frowned upon in this country.
Another reason not to drink Pepsi
Now I’ve never been a Pepsi fan. Given the choice, I’d take a Coke every time. I’ve also never understood why a large majority of my generation is obsessed with the Kardashians. But if I thought I despised them before they trivialized decades of civil rights protests and the recent Black Lives Matter movements in a mere two-and-a-half minutes, I surely loathe them now.