LATEST NEWS:

Tag Archives: african american

Fresno State to host African American Student Success Conference

The African American Student Success Conference, “Reclaiming My Time,” will be held on Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Adrian Harris. The Fresno State Outreach and Special Programs is sponsoring the event ...

Read More »

Poetry jam to be revived on campus

Poets and performers paraded across the The Bucket’s stage Friday night during a kick-off event hailed as a revival of the once popular poetry jam. Kalisha Goodwin, a graduate student and lead student coordinator at Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and ...

Read More »

Saying ‘all lives matter’ dismisses black lives

Why do we say Black Lives Matter? Because in our society, historically and presently, they haven’t, and don’t. That is not to say that they shouldn’t. They do. What it is saying is that the current society holds little regard ...

Read More »

The killing of unarmed black men is not a series of isolated incidents

It’s become a common sight on television news that leaves many of us saying, “Not again.” The killing of unarmed black men by white police officers is something that we hear about far too often. The sad question is, would ...

Read More »

Why we still need Black History Month

A viewpoint from someone who once thought we did not Black history is American history. Separating the two doesn’t unite us, it divides us. To truly reach the ideals of equality, we cannot dedicate months of the year to those ...

Read More »

Grad student explores African-American culture in art

Some people called Vanessa Addison-Wilson’s artwork “enlightening” at her solo exhibit Thursday night at the Fresno State Conley Art Gallery. Fresno State student Tara Wren enjoyed it because it provides viewers with a different point of view regarding African-American culture.

Read More »

African Peoples’ History Month will kick off Wednesday in the Peace Garden

Every February, Black History Month is held across the nation to honor African-American history, and the struggles endured during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Read More »

African-American theatre puts on classic play

Starting this month, Fresno State’s African-American Theatre will perform a play that director Thomas-Whit Ellis said is “one of the most important works underscoring the collective voice of African-American women.”

Read More »

Backcountry needs tradition of diversity

Wilderness land and the backcountry teem with diversity: Flora, fauna and geographic formations show a striking array of beauty. But in one area of the outdoors, diversity is markedly absent: its visitors.

Read More »

Alum headlines conference

Fresno State alum Ramsey Jay Jr., an expert on developing leaders and an Ebony Magazine "Top 30 Under 30" honoree, will deliver the keynote talk at the 29th Annual African American High School Recruitment Conference.

Read More »

Students share works at national literature conference

Two Fresno State students will travel to the national society for the Study of Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) conference, generally a place where professors and Ph.D candidates present their work, in April to discuss the papers they wrote.

Read More »

Portraits of Courage

Uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy take the stage as Black History Month comes to an end.

Read More »

Celebrating African peoples’ history

African Peoples’ History Month, also known as Black History Month, kicked off Monday with poetry, guest speakers, and a dance performance. The celebration will continue throughout the month with more events and activities to come.

Read More »

“The Piano Lesson”

The department of theatre arts is celebrating Black History Month with a production of the haunting drama “The Piano Lesson.”

Read More »

AAIS department hosts a month of activities

On Aug. 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech that revolutionized the United States of America.

Read More »