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    By Dianne Anderson Live entertainment with plenty of fun, yet not forgetting the higher academic pursuits of social justice, business acumen and job advancement, are a few of the Black History Month offerings at Orange County campuses. Elaina Sidney said their Soulful Soiree kicks off events with an invitation for students to get to know ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Real Women Revealed is calling on Black women to come out to grab their sophisticated swag bags, but more importantly to “come like your ancestors sent you” and forge new entrepreneurial ground at their annual celebration expo. From her own family history inspiration, Audrey Bell Jenkins thinks back to her great-grandma, who ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For those making the circuit of nonstop Black History Month festivities, lots of free jam-packed cultural events are up for the taking with everything from best-sounding drums to best-selling audio books. Last weekend, Elite Skills Development training center kicked off the Celebration of Blackness, showcasing their Roots of Slavery Exhibit, the African ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A swirl of Black History Month events has the community mapping out back-to-back itineraries, whether cerebral considerations, or entertainment, rest and relaxation. Last week, Crafton Hills campus kicked off the month with stories and experiences around Black resistance, which for Dr. Willie Blackmon, usually means resilience, grit and endurance. But Blackmon shines ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For a city that was incorporated in 1897, everybody is still energized about a topic that will never grow old and took 125 years in the making – the election of the first Black Mayor of Long Beach, Rex Richardson. Sharreace Baldwin, spokesperson for the upcoming Andy Street event, said this is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For its 43rd year, the Riverside Black History parade is ready to roll again with a long stretch of attractions that keeps family and friends coming back to reconnect around the city’s biggest cultural event. Russel Ward said he is extremely excited to have it back in the public eye. “Our Grand ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Being a superwoman has its challenges and responsibility to bear…always ready to come to the rescue, even though they never signed up for the job. This week at at Long Beach City College, students are reflecting on some of the long term health and wellness impact of Black women as they carry ...