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The mural located in Astoria Queens is one in 4 murals part of the #WayOutofBurnout initiative.

Artist Lady Pink transforms NYC with murals about academic burnout

Jenna Zaza May 19, 2023
In the bustling streets of New York City, where towering buildings and busy sidewalks dominate the landscape, a graffiti-based artist is making waves with her captivating artwork.
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Ohio individuals protesting in front of the Statehouse in January 2023. Recent instances of police brutality, particularly sparked by the death of Tyre Nichols, have reignited the conversation of race relations in the United States.By Becker1999 -, CC BY 2.0,

How a 1992 study influenced public perception of police brutality

Katherine Moquete February 19, 2023
OPINION: In the last 10 years, there has been increased attention toward police violence. But, coverage of these victims will often fixate on alleged criminal pasts or decry them as “no angel” without placing blame on police officers.
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the outside of the Paul Zuccaire Gallery,SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students use art to reflect on turmoil of the past year in “Reckoning” showcase

Andre Silva March 5, 2021
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery’s “RECKONING” showcases over 60 works in response to the social conflicts of the past year.
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How Donald Trump’s impeachment lulled a false sense of accomplishment

Steven Keehner February 22, 2021
#OPINION Instead of critiquing the left and right, I’d like to address those celebrating Trump’s impeachment and the detachment from reality that continually gets swept under the rug.
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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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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

Instagram account features Black student narratives to show that Black Lives Matter

Maya Brown February 13, 2021
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community. 
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Vigil held on Staller Steps for Breonna Taylor and other victims of police violence

Sam Rowland November 14, 2020
“It’s not a fancy hashtag. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is not a call for attention,” Figeroux said. “This is a call for action, justice, and call for our basic rights and an end to police brutality.”
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Melissa Mazza submission for the 

Stony Brook University artists address injustice in RECKONING: Student Digital Mural

Amaya McDonald November 1, 2020
Recently submitted to be displayed as part of Stony Brook’s RECKONING: Student Digital Mural, Mazza created “Untitled 14” in 2014 following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Chief Diversity Officer implements diversity plan to create change on campus

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
“As a campus community, we will lead with purpose to build a supportive culture with our shared value strategy embedded into our actions and operational practices,” Clarke said in the email.
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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A Black Lives Matter protest in Stony Brook, NY on June 7. The protest is one of many around the nation that have been happening in response to police brutality and systemic racism. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Hundreds of locals gather in Stony Brook to protest police brutality

Alek Lewis June 15, 2020
The protesters shouted phrases like “no justice, no peace,” “don’t shoot,” “silence is violence,” “Black Lives Matter” and responded to the chant “say their name” with the names of those who have lost their lives to police brutality. 
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