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    By Dianne Anderson Racist Zoom bombings targeting Black audiences have hit campuses all over the nation, most recently with attacks at Cal State University, San Bernardino and CSU Long Beach resembling a case of life imitating art. A student victim of a hate crime was at the heart of the Black History Month play “Baltimore,” ...
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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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    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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    The CSUSB Conversations on Race and Policing series resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 27, when it will focus on the differing responses police have had to Black Lives Matter and to Make America Great Again protests. “Contrasting Police Responses: BLM and MAGA” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m., and can be accessed from ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people fight with signs and protests, others with fists or guns. Walter Hawkins, always known as the “gentle giant” will be remembered for how he fought the power through data sets and charts. Mr. Hawkins passed away last week. A trusted voice in the community, Hawkins analyzed facts to fight the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson College students, sometimes called starving students, are known to subsist on ramen noodles, which is bad enough for individuals, but not enough for students with children. During this COVID economy, local campuses are preparing for increased food demand as the holidays draw near. Dr. Raymond Carlos, director of student life at San ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If CSUSB had supported and recruited Black students from 1985 until now at the same level as Asian and Hispanics, the Westside Action Group say the numbers would look great. Instead, the group contends that Black student recruitment on campus have not kept pace with other groups, and are now less than ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Attempts at equal education access have become a battlefield for community activists who plan to take their fight for Black students and employees to the next level in the inland empire. Members of the Westside Action Group (WAG) say they have tried to get the California State University system to address the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Conversations broke wide open since the Black revolution was televised, spurring change and raising the debate a few notches on something that has resonated worldwide – police brutality. “In Germany, Thailand, Rome, Vietnam, they are chanting Black Lives Matter in the streets. It’s pretty remarkable,” said Dr. Mary Texeira, a professor of ...
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    As part of the Cal State San Bernardino Alumni Professor for a Day program, theater arts alumnus Danny Bilson ’78 talked to a group of theater arts majors via Zoom about his successes in the film industry and his contribution to the movie “Da 5 Bloods,” which premiered on Netflix this week. Bilson, who is a professor and chair ...