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Grand Worthy Matron Special project honorees for 2014 include (front row, L to R): Irma Anderson, Brenda Knight, Daisy Hall, Olis Simmons, Dr. Gloria Wade-Lesser, Grant Worthy Matron Pamela H. Price, Rev. Sandra Blair, Roma Groves, Angie Lewis-White, Tracy Ward. Not pictured - Janice Mirikitani. Back row: Chairpersons Barbara Brooks and Bertha M. Paul

Order of the Eastern Star Holds “Women Making a Difference” Tribute

Pamela H. Price, Grand Worthy Matron of the Golden State Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Rite of Adoption of California, has scheduled a special luncheon program to honor outstanding women of [...]
Na’ilah Suad Nasir

Gala Honors African Studies at UC Berkeley

By Cathy Cockrell The spirit of revival and rebirth was evoked at last Saturday’s Renaissance Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the Department of African American Studies and scholarships for African American students at UC Berkeley.
Science Camp at Jones Gulch in La Honda. Photo courtesy of YMCA SF

Stockton School District Approves Weeklong 6th Grade Science Camp

Lincoln Unified School District trustees last week approved funding to send all of the district’s sixth-graders to a weeklong science camp at Jones Gulch in La Honda in the 2015-16 school year.School officials estimate the [...]
Photo courtesy of Delta College.

Art Exhibit Explores “Themes of Black Identity”

The Delta Center for the Arts, LH Horton Gallery, at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, will host the art exhibit ‘Themes of Black Identity in America’ from Feb. 27 – March 21. Th
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy will receive The Life Achievement Award. Major is a Black, formerly incarcerated, transgender elder. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over 40 years. From the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion to her current work as Executive Director of the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), she continues to work for transgender and gender variant people inside and outside the prison system. A major documentary about her life  "Major" will be released this year.

“Generations” Celebrates Black LGBT Historical Experience

  “Generations: Black LGBT History Experience” is a free gala event sponsored by local organizations will take place Friday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the African American Art / Culture Complex, 762 [...]
The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo committee members Helen Woldai, Mimo Haile, Selam Asmerom, Almaz Nigusse, and Tigisti Weldeab . Photo by Spencer Whitney

Overcoming Healthcare Barriers for Eritrean and Ethiopian Women

Over 60 people attended the first Habesha Women’s Health Expo (HWHE) last weekend at the African American Art & Culture Complex, an event designed to raise awareness in the Eritrean and Ethiopian community about healthy [...]