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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 ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga As we contemplate various ways to celebrate Black History Month, we must ask ourselves how do we pay proper homage to this sacred narrative we know as Black History?  How do we think and talk about this, the oldest of human histories and about the fathers and mothers of humanity and ...
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    Students and the entire community are invited to celebrate a great mashup of cultural reflections on racial justice, civil rights, historically inspired entertainment and other full-flavored festivities. It’s all going down at San Bernardino Valley College. On Tuesday, February 18 from noon to 2:00 p.m., Umoja-Tumaini hosts its Mac & Cheese Throw Down cooking competition. ...
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    San Bernardino County Museum is pleased to present “The Afro, a historical view: From the Afro Comb to the Crown Act.” The show opens Thursday, Jan. 30 and runs through March1, 2020. A museum member reception takes place on Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Curated by Leah Goodwin, the exhibit tells the story of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Inspiration didn’t take long to manifest into a Black History tradition spanning decades in Fontana. It just needed the meaning of a leader, a parade, and the desire to uplift the community. Ellen Turner thinks back to one of the most memorable experiences that moved her mom to start the city’s Black ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A whirlwind of Black History Month festivities will wrap up next week with one last breakout of acclaimed films and speakers to help elevate social consciousness in the area. Blockbuster films are sparking marvelous conversations at Valley College, while an upcoming Black Excellence Educational Event, now in its second year, is creating ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Break out in a cold sweat? Want to slap someone for no good reason? You’re not alone. Different people respond to the thought of public speaking in different ways, with fear of public speaking right up there with fear of a tax audit. “That is absolutely correct, that is how some people ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national organization, that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson How to get more Blacks back to fields of agriculture hasn’t been the easiest of tasks for Sharon Nance. When she first started recruiting high school students to consider good paying farm careers, she hardly received a warm welcome. “Students would walk past my table and make cow and pig sounds. I ...
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    San Bernardino Valley College faculty and staff are energized awaiting distinguished scholar Dr. Maulana Karenga, the activist who spurred a global philosophy on how to rise above the struggle. On Wednesday, February 27,  Black History Month special guest lecturer Dr. Karenga will present his “Message and Mission in Black History: Forging a Future and World ...