Wenei Philimon

United States

Wenei Philimon journalism experiences and educational background has given her the skills needed in the media industry. Through these experiences, she has mastered the art of storytelling, creating digital content and social media campaigns. She has spent years reporting on marginalized communities and religions for local and national news outlets.

What LGBTQ, Native American and other civil rights leaders learned from Black protesters

The 1960s was an era of revolt. Native Americans occupied federal land and demanded to be seen. Women marched for equal rights. LGBTQ people fought police violence in New York City. Mexican Americans led walkouts and protests to highlight farmworkers’ rights and education inequalities. Asian Americans formed the Yellow Power Movement to champion equity. Each of these movements were inspired by and sought to emulate the many African American leaders who stood up to segregation, organized...

USA Today
They tried to eat at a whites-only lunch counter in 1961. They were sentenced to a chain gang.

USA TODAY's "Seven Days of 1961" explores how sustained acts of resistance can bring about sweeping change. Throughout 1961, activists risked their lives to fight for voting rights and the integration of schools, businesses, public transit and libraries. Decades later, their work continues to shape debates over voting access, police brutality and equal rights for all.

Reno News & Review
News & Review

In September 2017, the Trump administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Under DACA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would not deport undocumented youth if they came to the United States as children. Legal challenges in support of DACA made their way to the Supreme Court in June 2019, and the Court heard oral arguments in November. The court was originally set to make its decision in June of this year, but it’s now unlikely that...

Not just George Floyd: Police departments have 400-year history of racism

There was no place to hide, no place to truly be safe. Across the U.S., black Americans lived in fear of law enforcement officials armed with weapons who monitored their every behavior, attacked them on the street and in their homes, and killed them for the slightest alleged provocation.

Students of Color Feel Increasingly Unwelcome at UNR

A Safe Place on a Campus Full of Racist Actions A Campus Climate in Question The Center, which has its tag line, Every student, Every story, is the diversity center at the University of Nevada, Reno. This space was created as a safe place for students but, more importantly for minorities on campus.

Spring Issue 2020 (Cover A)

University of Nevada, Reno's student publication Insight Magazine. Due to the limitations of Issuu, there may be troubles in displaying graphics.