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    African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Young activists, students and staff are keeping the lines of communication open at the upcoming second annual Chaffey College event, where the crux of discussions focus on possible solutions to systemic failure. “This is far-reaching, not just for our students, but also for the community. We really focused on the bridge, faculty, ...
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    Visitors packed the Anthropology Museum on Sept. 21 at Cal State San Bernardino to mark the formal opening of the new exhibition, “Afróntalo,” which directs the focus on the often-underrepresented and overlooked history and culture of Mexico’s Afro-descendent communities. “‘Afróntalo’ represents a unique and invaluable effort to shed light on the often-underrepresented narratives of the ...
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    Five years ago, Roryana Bowman moved with her two children and partner from her hometown of Columbus, Ohio to California, with plans to complete her degree in American Sign Language. “I’m passionate about the deaf community. I’m passionate about sign language. I want to be an ally to the deaf community,” said Bowman, interim coordinator of ...
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    Placing the Nguzo Saba at the Center By Dr. Maulana Karenga As we move once again into the month of December and the season of celebration of the good at the year’s end, Kwanzaa will again assume its rightful role as a distinct, definitive and defining African cultural presence at the table of these times. ...
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    By Daniella Masterson When this year’s California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) scores dipped for students K-12,  it confirmed what educators at San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) already knew: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted learning across the board. The CAASPP test is just one measure of progress.  It is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In coming to San Bernardino with her Ph.D. in hand in the early 1980s, Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry held the beginnings of a novel idea. What if she could reach underserved kids and teens, and show them what it means to be successful – all at a time when local high school ...
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    Revolution, Repression, Resistance and Eventual Victory By Dr. Maulana Karenga The history and culture of Haiti is marked by extraordinary expressions of revolutionary struggle and victory, suffering and repression, but always righteous and relentless resistance of the people and their radical refusal to be defeated. The Haitian nation was born in revolutionary struggle, achieving what ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Drums, the ancient African sound that doubles as a language, continues to serve as an entertaining wake up call to the keepers of tradition. In historic times, John Beatty said the African drums heralded festive occasions and reasons that the ancestors held certain rhythms for certain seasons. There were special sounds for ...