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‘Blaxican’ History Lecture Exposes African Culture in Mexico

Dr. Gloria Arjona, a professor at California Institute of Technology, holds a hand drum she sometimes uses in her lectures on Black Mexican history....

Mellon Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 Million for Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University has announced a $1.47 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundationto build an online database focused on the African slave...

Opinion: State Assembly Leaders Respond to National Park Service Yanking Grant...

By Anthony Rendon and Chris HoldenApparently, history makes some people uncomfortable.The facts make some people uncomfortable.Pressure from people with a limited grasp of the...

Not Learning the Contributions of Black Icons in School, Can Have...

By Bobby MardisNestled in the quaint offices of Point Richmond is great grandmother and author Tamara Shiloh, whose sole objective is to increase the...

National Park Service Gives $100,000 Grant to UC to Honor the...

UC Berkeley is receiving funding for the project, “Black Panther Party Research, Interpretation & Memory Project,” expected to last from Aug. 30, 2017, to...

Art Vendors Needed for Black-Eyed Pea Festival

Organizers of the Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival are looking for African-American vendors of art and crafts for their 4th annual celebration of African American...

Youth Find Their Voices, Stretch Boundaries in Dimensions Dance Theater’s Rites...

Photo by Ed Miller“It takes a village to raise a child,” says the African proverb that has almost become a cliché. But the young people...

Assemblymember Thurmond Honors Longtime Berkeley Activist Ying Lee

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has recognized Ying Lee, former Berkeley City Councilmember and tireless social justice activist, as the 15th Assembly District’s Women’s History...

San Leandro’s Big Read Hosts Field Trip to Bay Area Museums

As part of San Leandro’s 2015 Big Read Program, the Public Library is offering a field trip to two Bay Area Museums: The Oakland...

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in...

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood...
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