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The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

OPINION: Ukraine coverage shows bias in media
OPINION: Ukraine coverage shows bias in media
William Woodring, Asst. News Editor • March 8, 2022

The crisis in Ukraine has been the story of 2022 so far, as the situation has been the center of the news cycle since it began. This 24-hour...

February Wrapped: Honoring Black excellence in music
February Wrapped: Honoring Black excellence in music
Emily Beatty, Senior Staff • March 1, 2022

Though Black History Month may be over, there is always time to honor Black excellence and Black history. The impact the Black community has...

‘We have to demand more; Ayanna Pressley speaks at Suffolk
‘We have to demand more;' Ayanna Pressley speaks at Suffolk
Leo Woods, Assistant Multimedia Editor • March 1, 2022

Suffolk University’s Black Student Union and Suffolk Votes invited students to hear from Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) during an event...

Black History Month: A time of reflection for a better future
Black History Month: A time of reflection for a better future
Caroline Enos, Editor in Chief • February 23, 2022

For Lorda Joseph, a junior media and film major at Suffolk University, Black History Month is a chance for her to learn more about herself through...

BSU hosts trip through Black history in Boston
BSU hosts trip through Black history in Boston
Leo Woods, Assistant Multimedia Editor • February 22, 2022

Suffolk University’s Black Student Union brought students on a trip to the Museum of African American History in Beacon Hill last week to learn...

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Suffolk bias reporting system gives students opportunity to report hate on campus
Suffolk bias reporting system gives students opportunity to report hate on campus

Suffolk University’s bias reporting system allows students to report discrimination on campus, protecting the Suffolk community in both Boston...

Racial Justice and BIPOC Mental Health Resources
Racial Justice and BIPOC Mental Health Resources

Suffolk University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) has compiled a list of resources to help support members of the Black community...

Hats sold by Boston lifestyle brand, Black Girl Magic Apparel.
Black-owned businesses to support in Boston

Boston residents are supporting Black-owned businesses to help fight racial injustice as protests and discussions about police brutality –...

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses
Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 and small businesses
Steven Murnane April 19, 2022

Early in 2020, as quarantine in the U.S. began, the supposed two weeks of most businesses being shuttered turned into months of this, affecting...

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The Black community continues to be abused, oppressed and murdered because of the color of their skin; a reprehensible truth that the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many more Black and Indigenous people of color clearly show.

 

These deaths are not isolated incidents. Nor are they just the result of a few bad police officers. Racism is a systemic issue that is deeply embedded in American society. Racism has transcended from slavery into what we now call the criminal justice system and has invaded other institutions. Police brutality that intentionally targets BIPOC continues to occur. And the officers behind these terrible acts are often not brought to justice.

 

These horrific realities should not fade from the headlines of mainstream media. One of the most crucial responsibilities of journalism is to shed light on injustices and help propel the voices of those who are most affected by them. As a newspaper, we promise to use our platform as a way to bring attention to the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice. As students, we are dedicated to learning about these issues and answering the call for change however we can.

 

The Journal has worked to report on issues of racism and stories about Suffolk’s BIPOC students and organizations. Like other media outlets, we used this summer as a time to examine our own organization, as well as to learn more about systemic racism and the horrors it has wrought.

 

To read more of our statement and what steps we are taking as an organization to support racial justice and diversity, click here.

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