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    In honor of Black History month, the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the San Bernardino County Museum is hosting its annual Black History Art Exhibit.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the fourth annual Black History Art exhibit is completely virtual. Use the link provided below to access the virtual exhibit. Themed “Inside ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Both trailblazers in their own right, Jimmy and Veatrice Jews were the original local power couple, battling incessant racism from the South to San Bernardino. Jimmy Jews was San Bernardino’s first Black fireman. Veatrice, a chemistry and microbiology major in Louisiana came to work as a scientist for a one-year clinical lab ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black Wall Street, an area around Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 41 years after slavery was a burgeoning community, home to about 10,000 Black professionals, business owners, luxury shops with over $200 million circulating through the local economy. Doctors, homeowners, newspapers, taxis, people from all walks of life contributed their expertise to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s not that Jamal Myrick, Ed.D never had any struggles, it’s just that he prefers to look at life through an anti-deficit lens, and a winning mindset that he passes on to his scholars and mentees. Growing up, he said he didn’t personally know anyone that attended college, but he attributes his ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What it means to be Black in America is turning the corner on activism from the streets to the classrooms, which means getting parents to the table and getting money to the students. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. may have had their differences, but Anthony Roberson said the one thing ...
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    Black History Month By Dianne Anderson Performers are on a mission to transcend the spectral of this past year, the threats to democracy and the madness of a boiling political climate– all while creating content within pandemic isolation. Prof. Kathryn Ervin said one way that “creatives” are not getting mired in the muck is by ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Every day is a celebration of Black History Month at Akoma Unity Center, but that doesn’t mean they don’t plan to keep it coming all month long in February. Outstanding young professionals across California will bring college and career readiness information as part of their Black Excellence program with a lineup of ...
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    In celebration of Black History Month, Cal State San Bernardino will hold virtual events throughout the month of February to honor the culture, accomplishments, contributions and legacy of African Americans. The virtual events are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced CSUSB to stop face-to-face classroom instruction and events on campus last March and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Break out of the quarantine doldrums for a full day “Rhythm in Black” celebration featuring top local talent, deeper discussions with Black Lives Matter, resources in the COVID continuum, and exhibits on the past, present and future of racial justice. On Friday, February 5, the community is invited to virtually gather for ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga Again, so we might remember and raise up, pursue and do the good. We owe this month of meditation, celebration and recommitment to increased study of our history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the founder of Black History Month, who rose up from the evil and debilitating depths of post-Holocaust ...