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Photo: Black Lives Matter protest from Fall 2020  NORMAL, Ill.- The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts. He was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. ISU president Larry Dietz released a statement shortly after the verdict. “The trial of […]

Photo courtesy to Black Lives Matter Blono Chapter NORMAL, Ill.- Following the grand jury’s findings in the Breonna Taylor case,  the Illinois State University President Office sent out a statement via email to express his heartbreak for the injustice. “It pains me to address our campus community in response to the relentless acts of violence against […]

Photo courtesy to ISU YouTube NORMAL, Ill.- The university, like the nation, is experiencing a plethora of changes, the State of the University was held virtually for the first time ever in Illinois State history. Recorded on Sept. 8 and published Sept. 10, ISU President Larry Dietz presented the State of The University Address. Covering […]

NORMAL Ill.- Illinois State University student-athletes held a march across campus in response to the comments made by Athletic Director Larry Lyons and the athlete’s list of demands that followed. The march began with a crowd of supporters meeting at Redbird Arena where track & field athletes Luke Nelson, Taylor Weaver, and Kimathi Johnson gave […]

Photo Courtesy ISU Redbird Twitter NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University student-athletes are looking for accountability from the administration over recent actions by the Athletic Director. Recently ISU Athletic Director Larry Lyons was quoted saying “All Redbird Lives Matter.” Immediately after, students and coaches spoke out against the statement on social media. Some athletes said […]

Photo courtesy to Student-Athletes NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University student-athletes are planning a march to advocate for ‘Black Voices’. ISU Athletic Director, Larry Lyons is quoted saying, “All Redbird Lives Matter.” Immediately after students and coaches spoke out against the statement on Twitter. Students and coaches expressed their frustration with the AD and showed […]

NORMAL, Ill.- On Sunday, Aug. 30, Bloomington-Normal residents gathered in GE Union Park to show their support for police officers both local and national. Among the crowd was a sea of ‘Back the Blue’ shirts, thin blue line flags and ‘Trump 2020’ gear. Opening the rally was Mike Jenkins of 107.7 The Bull, introducing speakers […]

Photo courtesy Redbird Athletics NORMAL, Ill. – Even 57 years after the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King’s message about equality for black lives still rings true. The March on Washington was led by Dr. King on Aug. 28, 1963 as part of the Civil Rights Movement. The march serves as one of the […]

Photo courtesy Redbird Athletics NORMAL, Ill.  – Redbird athletes and coaches took to social media to express their frustrations over a statement made by ISU Athletic Director Larry Lyons. Lyons is quoted saying, “All Redbird Lives Matter.” The statement was taken as a play on words from the Black Lives Matter Movement’s opposition “All Lives […]

Photo courtesy the NAACP Facebook page NORMAL, Ill.- Local black community advocacy groups are reacting to a long history of violence. The Bloomington-Normal chapter of NAACP is elated after over 1,000 people gathered on Sunday, May 31. The NAACP Vice-President Carla Campbell-Jackson said, “Our event was extremely successful and was without incident. We are pleased […]