Revolution: An Ongoing Struggle for Liberation

by Azaria King, Amani Hill, Me’Lena Laudig, Chevonne Parker, Ambre Dromgoole, Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, and Ikenna Nzewi In attending the Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary conference, we as students from Yale reclaimed part of the Party’s history and a legacy of resilience. Nowadays, we are constantly reminded of how much further we have to go…

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Africa Week Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

by Malaika Aryee-Boi Next week, the Yale African Students association, affectionately known as YASA, will be hosting Africa Week. Africa Week started out 10 years ago with the goal of recognizing the value of African culture and expanding its presence on Yale’s campus. For African students at Yale, Africa Week continues to be a time…

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Change the Name: Calhoun College a New Haven Issue

by Marina Tinone photos for Down Magazine by Matthew Thekkethala On Friday, October 28, the Coalition to Change the Name— a collective of over 40 sponsoring New Haven and Yale-based organizations—protested the name of Calhoun College. While previous protests had not received much coverage, the numerous speakers and cross community solidarity at this protest garnered…

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A Letter from the Change The Name Coalition

HAND DELIVERED October 28, 2016 Peter Salovey President Yale University Woodbridge Hall 105 Wall St New Haven, CT Dear President Salovey: We are writing to you in regard to your decision to retain the name of Calhoun College. The Change the Name Coalition includes community leaders, student groups, faith based leaders and non-profit organizations that…

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