The Northerner

Students ‘say her name’ across campus in protest against Breonna Taylor ruling

Anna Marie Adams (center) leads the protest next to Kiazja Watterson-Brown.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

September 24, 2020

After a grand jury indicted one of three officers for the shooting of Breonna Taylor, Kiazja Watterson-Brown felt it was necessary to bring awareness of Taylor’s case and decision, but also for the other Black lives that have been taken. “We still need to say the name of our people of col...

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It is in these challenging times that NKU must serve as a beacon of hope and set an example through...

‘I would take a bullet’: NKU students tell their protesting stories

Protestors in Chicago on May 30.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Content warning: This article describes acts of police brutality and violence.  Protestors were chanting in front of the Cincinnati Police Department’s headquarters. Police stood in a line, armed with riot gear. The protests had been peaceful all day until now, according to senior communication studie...

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Letter from the editors: reporting on injustice

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

June 3, 2020

As journalists, it’s our job to report the truth.  We strive for objectivity, neutrality and unbiased reporting.  While the facts of our nation’s history may be uncomfortable and disheartening, in order to grow from our history, we must first learn it truthfully. Let us tell you the t...

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

February 6, 2019

In 1925, historian, journalist and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the idea for the first Negro History Week—a celebration of experiences and accomplishments of African-Americans, said Dr. Eric Jackson, Black studies and history professor at NKU. Woodson, a graduate from Harvard University ...

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