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    Doubling Down on the Work to be Done, During Black History Month and Beyond February is Black History Month – an annual commemoration of the achievements of Black Americans and their remarkable impact on history. It’s a time to celebrate the cultural heritage shaped by generations of Black Americans, who for many decades have fought ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black inventors, doctors, engineers and mathematicians have inspired and shaped the entire planet since the dawn of humankind, which was enough realization to spark a lifelong inspiration for history speaker Jamaal Brown. This month, Brown is hitting 13 events at schools and campuses across SoCal for Black History Month, including Santa Ana ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Students at Cal State San Bernardino will get a chance to witness a big piece of history this Black History Month as the campus virtually welcomes this year’s keynote speaker, the award-winning author and daughter of Malcolm X. Charles Gaylord, co-coordinator of the Black History Month events, said they are fortunate to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach City College is inviting the community out for giveaways and good soul food eats as the campus kicks off its Black Heritage Month for an outdoor in-person event in front of Bldg A on February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Jerome Hunt, a co-chair of the Black ...
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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 ...