Tag Archives: black history month

Chalk out brings focus to mass incarceration

The Fresno State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) collected petition signatures last week and encouraged students to write message of freedom during the Mass Incarceration Recognition Chalk Out. The messages written in chalk ...

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This week in entertainment: Black History Month celebrations, WordFest and ‘The Vagina Monologues’

‘Vagina Monologues’ this week “The Vagina Monologues” will be held Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in North Gym 118. Tickets are $5 in advance at the Cross Cultural Gender Center in Thomas Building 110 or $7 at the door ...

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Black Students United push for inclusivity

The Professional Human Services Building echoed with music and laughter during Fresno State’s Black Student United club meeting where students discussed events for Black History Month on Feb. 6. Club president Diamond Morehead started the meeting by leading the room ...

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Celebrating Black History Month through poetry

Students showed off their talents in poetry, song and rap at Poetry Jam: An Open Mic in honor of Black History Month. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center hosted the event in the Henry Madden Library on Feb. 1. Performer ...

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Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer ...

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Fresno State arts curator memorialized

Well over a hundred people attended the memorial service Saturday in the John Wright Theatre to remember Fresno State gallery technician Edward Lund. Lund, 54, died Oct. 3 in a bicycle accident during the Levi’s GranFondo charity bike race in Sonoma ...

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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 ...

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Football coach Herman Boone aims to preserve history

Coach Herman Boone, the assertive and dynamic force behind the 1971 T.C. Williams Titans that finished their high school football season undefeated and ranked second in the nation, is a creator of history – and a unifier. He was faced ...

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Celebrating the History of African Peoples

African Peoples’ History Month kicked off at Fresno State on Monday with an opening ceremony that included a speech from President John Welty. “As we begin to celebrate the African American history, it is an important event for our campus ...

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Jimmy Collier: activist, musician

Oakhurst, Calif., is a long way from Fort Smith, Ark. It is also a different landscape and political climate compared to the backwoods way of life. But that never stood in the way of Jimmy Collier’s passion for music and making his voice heard.

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Opening Ceremony Emphasizes Black Womens’ Role

Organized by the club Black Student Pride, it was the first of a month-long series of events to be held on campus.

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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.

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“The Piano Lesson”

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

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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.

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