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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Black students at SBU speak on statements about race

Rabia Gursoy and Amaya McDonald May 6, 2021
In this video, The Statesman consults Black students in the SBU community for more insight into the variety of experiences, values and ideas shared by Black Americans.
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Statement by Chinese Association at Stony Brook in response to violence toward Asian Americans.


Asian student organizations on campus are collaborating to fundraise and support the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) organization in addressing hate crimes toward the Asian community.  PHOTO CREDIT: CHINESE ASSOCIATION AT STONY BROOK

Black and Asian Stony Brook students work to answer the question, “Are we allies?”

Amaya McDonald March 14, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.
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A wildfire in 2013 at Yellowstone National Park. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Without drastic climate action, California will continue to burn

Xenia Gonikberg February 23, 2021
#OPINION: Winters are getting colder, and summers are getting warmer. Extreme temperatures are becoming more common as the effects of climate change continue to ravage communities across the United States.
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Oreoluwa speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest on Oct. 21, 2020 at Stony Brook University. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Campus NAACP chapter president focuses on supporting her Black peers

Maya Brown February 18, 2021
To Oreoluwa Adewale, Black Lives Matter is more than another hashtag or a movement. It is about being allowed to be Black without exception. 
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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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Mental health spelled out in Scrabble letters. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU panel delves into mental health barriers for the Black community

Niki Nassiri February 15, 2021
Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management hosted a panel discussing the stigmatization of mental illness in the Black community on Feb. 11. 
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Protestor at a Black Lives Matter rally in Freeport, NY on June 7, 2020. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

What it really means to be an ally

Justin Chassin February 13, 2021
When we break it down, productive allyship is a continuous process of three qualities: perspective, learning and action.
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A Stony Brook University student participates in a die-in at the SAC plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Student die-in held in honor of 122 black Americans killed by police

Mahreen Khan October 22, 2016
At 1:22 p.m., the students dropped to the ground for a total of 10 minutes. Many held hands in a show of unity.
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