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BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | February 9, 2022

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as…

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UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
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UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022

Recent News

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Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | April 16, 2021

Dear campus community, Daunte Wright joins a lengthening and disheartening list of unarmed Black people who have been killed in police custody. The time and place may be different, but…

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2021

This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the Black workers, scholars, artists and activists who have propelled the University of California-and the world-forward and the work…

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UCI NEWS | Black History Month: Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2021
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UCI NEWS | UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California

By Mariejo Ibale | January 6, 2021
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SCIENCE MAGAZINE | ‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 21, 2020

‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 Science Magazine | December 21, 2020 One of those institutions is the University of California, Irvine,…

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NEWSWEEK | OPINION by Michele Goodwin, Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America ♥ ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 3, 2020

UCI Solidarity Statements

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SOCIAL SCIENCES | Commemorating Juneteenth

By Mariejo Ibale | June 15, 2022
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To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | May 16, 2022

Dear campus community, May 14 began like any other Saturday afternoon for customers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The day ended quite differently, however. Gun shots shattered…

BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | February 9, 2022

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as…

President Drake

UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
President Drake

UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022
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In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 ♥★

By Mariejo Ibale | January 13, 2022

    A message from Douglas M. Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Willie L. Banks Jr., Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dear campus community, Our individual…

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INSIDER | A future doctor’s illustration of a Black fetus went viral. Experts explain the importance of Black bodies in medical diagrams ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 17, 2021
Asian Americans in the 2020-Election Our Survival is Political

MS. MAGAZINE | U.S. Acts Decisively to Protect Asian Americans—But Drags Its Feet on Protecting Black Americans ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | July 21, 2021
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Juneteenth 2021 ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear campus community, Yesterday President Joseph Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. By creating this federal holiday,…

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A Message from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Hal Stern | UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program Outcome ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the outcome of the inaugural call for proposals for the UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program. As announced last fall, the…

After the Fierce Urgency of Now Passes – Message on George Floyd Commemoration

By Mariejo Ibale | May 25, 2021

Dear campus community, Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd’s death simultaneously elevated attention to systemic anti-Black racism in the United States and spurred…

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A Message from the Law School | Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | April 23, 2021

Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict 04-20-2021 Dear Law School Community, Over the last few weeks, we have endured the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, even as we have…