Happening in the World: During Tuesday’s preliminary World Cup game between France and Russia in St. Petersburg, Black players were targeted by fans with jeering and ape noises. It is the third occurrence at the St. Peterburg Stadium. FIFA is currently investigating the incident alongside the Fare Network, an organization dedicated to investigating racism in the European sports world. (Associated Press)
Happening in the US: The Black students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas are speaking out against their exclusion from the #MarchForOurLives campaign. Students returned to school with an increased police presence, prompting the call for the campaign against gun violence to include police officers. (Miami Herald)
Happening in NYC: 11 people were arrested in the Wednesday night protest following Stephon Clark’s death. Clark was shot 20 times by police officers in his backyard on March 18th. Most protesters were arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct. (ABC News)
Happening on Campus: The Center for Jazz Studies is hosting a free concert featuring Yosvany Terry, a Cuban musician specializing in music of the African Diaspora. Reserve your seat by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found here.
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