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Who I’m honoring this Black History Month

Social Media Editor Alexis Warren wears a Beyonce shirt to honor her as one of the black icons that Warren looks up to during Black History Month on Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexis Warren

February 25, 2019

Black History Month takes place during the second month of each year. It is dedicated to honoring and shining light on past and present historical black figures. These are people who have paved the way for African-Americans today because of the bravery they unveiled while breaking down barriers for futu...

ARC faculty member hosts book signing on novel celebrating black fatherhood

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Alexus Hurtado

March 6, 2018

American River College admissions outreach specialist, Joslyn Gaines Vanderpool hosted a book signing on Feb. 24 on her book “Our Black Fathers the Brave, Bold and Beautiful.” Gaines’ book signing and the subject of her book coincided with Black History Month and the book deals with the societa...

ARC hosts Black Heritage Celebration in Student Center

On Feb. 22 American River College hosted a Black Heritage Mobile History Museum showcasing historical artifacts from African-American history. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

March 1, 2018

American River College hosted a Black Heritage Celebration Feb. 20-24 in honor of Black History Month at the Student Center. There was various art, history and items for sale, along with dancers and a small band playing African music. People walked around and got to experience something ARC delive...

UNITE to host Mobile Black History Museum

UNITE will be hosting a Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Feb. 22. (File photo)

Alexis Warren

February 21, 2018

On Thursday Feb. 22, ARC’s Community and Diversity Center, UNITE, will host its second annual Black History 101 Mobile Museum in The HUB, which is located in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the theme will be centered around the year of 1968. There will be featured artifacts ...

My blackness during black history month

Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone

Alexus Hurtado

February 12, 2018

Black History Month brings out a plethora of emotions for black people. The most prominent emotion is pride, and I can attest to feeling prideful about my own blackness. However, every black person’s experience is not the same and Black History Month has a different meaning to every black person....

Kaneko Featuring Art of Black Artists

The Kaneko Gallery featuring “Mother and child”by Dr. Samella Lewis during Black History month. The “Black Artist on Art: The Legends” exhibition will be up Feb. 22- Mar. 17. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 7, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery is hosting an exhibition celebrating Black History month, featuring the works of black artists at ARC through March 17. “The Black Artist on Art: The Legends Exhibition” will feature artwork from historic events such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, ac...

Black History Month at American River College

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Mychael Jones

February 16, 2017

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of prominent black people who have changed the scope of the world, such as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of black people to fly in World War II. Rosa Parks is another person usually recognized during Black History Month. In 1955 Parks became a ...

February brings the ‘Blues’

The cast of “Blues for Mr. Charlie,” which opens this Friday. Directed by Samuel Williams, the play is the first of the semester at ARC

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

February 24, 2015

The American River College theater department is commemorating this year’s Black History Month with a production of “Blues for Mister Charlie,” which premieres Friday. Loosely based on the real-life 1955 murder of a black 14-year-old, Emmett Till, playwright James Baldwin originally dedicated...

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