Annual Drum Feast Celebrates Indigenous Cultures

The smell of copal, a sacred incense used in rituals, celebrations and offerings, filled the air as the Fresno American Indian Veterans Association Color...

Empowering the Next Generation for Higher Education

Story by Daniela Gonzalez and Hannah Ross Kimberly Balmorez, now in her fourth year, knew she wanted to attend UC Santa Cruz when she visited...

Emotional Experiences of Black Men

Through community engagement and an emphasis on vulnerability, The Confess Project, an agency focused on education and awareness of mental health, and its CEO...

12th Annual Birth of Word Festival

The 12th annual Birth of Word festival brought together a collection of dancers, poets and performers who expressed the importance of self-care, treating others...

‘We Feed You’ Art Exhibit Exposes Realities of Agricultural Work

“We Feed You” is a touring exhibit by Victor Cartagena, who relocated to the Bay Area from El Salvador following the Salvadoran Civil War....

Lifting the Veil of Invisibility

Quotes have been translated from Spanish Afro-Mexicans are a forgotten community. Their history and culture are not represented in larger Mexican history and their presence...

Finding Identity Through Comedic Relief

On Saturday evening, a crowd of about 200 students at Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room laughed along with Asian American comedians Irene Tu...

Bringing Cultural Perspectives to the Table

At the University of California, 19 percent of students encounter “very low” food security, which the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines as...

‘A Raisin in the Sun’

The Play Lorraine Hansberry planted 1959’s social issues into her social drama “A Raisin in the Sun” and its groundbreaking universality enthralled Broadway, making her...

Memories of Black Womanhood

Morgan Jerkins, feminist author, reflected on her experiences as a Black girl growing up with internal pressure to emulate white beauty standards. She described...
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