“We can’t keep waiting for this” BIPOC Coalition agrees to meet with Chancellor Blank twice per semester

In a long-awaited and altogether tense meeting Wednesday night, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Coalition has reached an agreement to meet with Chancellor Rebecca Blank at least twice a semester, with expectations to consult with other university administrators in between these meetings, in order to make progress on their demands.  Representatives from the … Continue reading “We can’t keep waiting for this” BIPOC Coalition agrees to meet with Chancellor Blank twice per semester

TBV Statement on Persons Engaging in False Racial Representation

Last week, we became aware that a graduate student in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) program publicly announced that they had misrepresented themselves in multiple instances as being of Ethiopian & Cuban descent. They were a TA and involved in activist work in the greater Madison community. This student has since publicly … Continue reading TBV Statement on Persons Engaging in False Racial Representation

New WBSU President stands fearless against university

WBSU President Nalah McWhorter. Photo Credit: Rebecca Radix @rradix Nalah McWhorter is the new incoming president of UW’s Black Student Union for the 2020-2021 school year and she is determined to leave her mark.  A rising junior from Racine, WI studying Marketing Entrepreneurship, McWhorter’s passion for social justice issues, activism, and uplifting the Black community … Continue reading New WBSU President stands fearless against university

Community group reinvigorates protest and calls for change after police violence

By Lauryn Azu Over 100 people gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Monday to protest and march down State Street and into Library Mall organized by the grassroots community organizing group, Link. Fervor and turnout for this protest were sparked by the Sunday night police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about two … Continue reading Community group reinvigorates protest and calls for change after police violence

What we are living through is not ‘fake news.’ We can’t make this up.

As I scroll through social media and flip between news stations on my television, I am completely brought to tears and filled with rage that the value placed on Black lives in America is not a heavy one.  As a current college student and journalism major, I have been taught to always remain neutral when … Continue reading What we are living through is not ‘fake news.’ We can’t make this up.