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    The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 5th Annual Black History Awards Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, February 8, at the historic Rezek Centre located at 2169 N. Waterman Ave. in San Bernardino, on the campus of St. Bernardine Medical Center. This year’s luncheon is honoring those who are making significant contributions in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children. Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said black schools served multiple purposes – particularly during the Jim Crow era. “There are ways in which some Black schools during that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Redlands, not exactly known for its African American roots, will revisit its prominent past at the city’s first Juneteenth celebration, and honor the man who built and planned several of the city’s great landmarks. Long forgotten, or ignored, Israel Beal’s legacy takes center stage as a top of the line craftsman with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When Delores Armour first moved to Riverside in 1988, she met community historian and civil rights leader Rose Mayes, who spoke of her excitement in going home to Texas for the big Juneteenth celebration. As a history teacher of nearly four decades, Armour said she was surprised that she had never heard ...