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Masses march for Justice or Else!

Masses march for Justice or Else!

October 12, 2015
Filed under News

BY ELLICE ELLIS, OPINIONS EDITOR Hundreds of thousands of Black men, women, and children gathered on the National Mall for the “Justice or Else!" rally on October 10. The march was organized by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam, to mark the 20th anniversary of the...

Staff Editorial: Prior Review is Indirect Censorship

Staff Editorial: Prior Review is Indirect Censorship

August 28, 2015
Filed under Opinions

UPDATE: Sep 17, 2015— The Beacon is once again operating without prior review! We would like thank the 885 people who signed our petition on change.org for their support. UPDATE: Aug 31, 2015 — As of 3 p.m.: Principal Martin is in the process of reconsidering her prior review policy...

Reflecting On a Year Abroad in Ghana

Reflecting On a Year Abroad in Ghana

June 2, 2015
Filed under Opinions

BY ELLICE ELLIS, STAFF WRITER It’s been almost nine months since I left America for Ghana. Over 100 plates of rice, 212 malaria pills, and one bout of malaria later, here I am – almost done. I’ve eaten my last banku and taken my last trip to the seamstress and stuffed my suitcases to their weight...

D.C. Reacts to Shooting In Ferguson

D.C. Reacts to Shooting In Ferguson

August 28, 2014
Filed under News

CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Protests have erupted in Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation over the past two weeks after unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The case has drawn attention to issues with racial profiling...

Carlos Hood: Music Man

Carlos Hood: Music Man

March 11, 2014
Filed under Style

BY: SARAH MARION, CONTRIBUTOR Graphic by: Jane Martin and Ellice Ellis Junior Carlos Hood is a Kanye-loving, joke-cracking, flute-playing, aspiring musician with a fresh outlook on life. The Beacon’s Sarah Marion sat down with him to talk about his love of music and his goals.   Sarah Mario...

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