Category Archives: YUV Local & News

We Are More Than Hashtags: Death of Sterling and Castile 

  Black men are dying. Black men are dying at such an alarming rate it’s downright scary. They were our brothers, uncles, fathers and husbands. Now they are reduced to nothing but a mere hashtag.  What has our country become when black men can’t even live without being in constant fear of their lives. Wives, mothers and sisters living in fear

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Celebrating an Icon

In a world where the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj dominate the music charts for the women in music, there is someone else… Janet Jackson!!! For the last 30 years Janet Damita Jo Jackson has been BLESSING fans all over the world with her musical talent. As she celebrates her 50th birthday,

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Farewell To A Legend 

By: Tiffany Jenkins    I was 7 years old the first time I saw Prince. It was his video for `Partyman’, the soundtrack to the 80s movie `Batman’. Prince wrote, produced and performed the entire soundtrack to that movie. That’s just a glimpse of the power that Prince Rogers Nelson possessed. This is a man, who taught himself how to

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US Using Eye and Facial Scans on Mexican Border

By Christopher Rivera On December 10th 2015, Customs and Border Protection began using new biometric technology at Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing, in San Diego, for Non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the U.S. According to cbp.gov the project will be in two phases; the first phase took place on December 10th in which certain Non-U.S. citizens used new kiosks, in the

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Flint’s Water Crisis: The Outbreak Of Lead Exposure 

  The city of Flint began planning the switch on its water supply from the city of Detroit to the Flint river. This was to provide a temporary fix while the Karegnodi Water Authority’s construction of a pipeline from Lake Huron, which was to eliminate its long time usuage on Detroit city water.  After the change in the Flint water source,

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A Tarnished Father Figure

by Christopher Rivera Bill Cosby has come a long way from being an international spy on I Spy, peddling pudding pops, being the lovable fictional father, Cliff Huxtable, on the Cosby show, and being voice of reason for black youth, who tells them to pull their pants up. The idea of a lovable father figure that people have grown to

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Black Judge Gets Called Racial Slur, After Defendant’s Bond Is Denied

On Monday, January , 2016, an African  American Judge, denied a drug offenders bond. The defendant  hurled a racial slur during the court proceedings. Supposedly, defendant , Adam Satterly gave him another 60 days in jail. According to the footage caught inside the court from. The defendant blurts out, “Punk Ass Ni**er,” as he is outside the courtroom. Judge Olu

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Texas Trooper Gets Indictment After Death Of Sandra Bland

According to reports, Texas Trooper Brian Encinia is being indicted on perjury charges which may actually land him a one-year prison sentence. The grand jury resumed the investigator into the arrest of Bland. She was found in a Waller County jail cell with a plastic bag tied around her neck, just a few days after her arrest. Officer Encinia was

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Tamir, Sandra, Freddie, How Many More Do We Have To Lose?

Year after year an unforeseen tragedy happens in the black community that results in an uproar. The slain killing of an African American. Within these past couple years we have lost almost a dozen citizens due to police brutality. There are so many murders but yet these officers go without any punishment. It’s almost as if the justice system is

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Trump Still Leads Polls Dispite Being Controversial

By Chris Rivera With five Republican debates so far and Trump leading nearly all the polls, Trump remains a controversial candidate. Trump has recently made headlines when he said he is in favor of banning all Muslims from entering the United States. He has also vowed on making a database for all Muslims living in the United States and for

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