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February’s ‘First Friday’ honors Black History Month

February's 'First Friday' honors Black History Month

Priscila Chavez,

February 14, 2018

On the first Friday of every month, the City of Oakland blocks off West Grand Ave. down to Telegraph Ave. from 5 p.m to 9 p.m to host its monthly “First Fridays.” First Fridays is a community run event that includes local artists, vendors, music and food. The year long celebration attracts about...

Academy Awards joke not funny

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer

Danielle Dyer,

March 10, 2016

Despite being ostracized by members of the Black community for statements she made preceding the Oscars, Chris Rock introduced Stacey Dash, the actress most famed for her role as Dionne in the 1995 movie “Clueless,” as the “new director” of the Oscars’ “Minority Outreach Program.” Dash proceeded to take the st...

Must see Black History Month films

Must see Black History Month films

The Pioneer Staff

March 12, 2015

Here’s a list of films to watch during Black History Month that help to explore and celebrate the depths of the African American experience throughout history. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) The Drayton’s daughter brings home her African American fiancé, forcing her parents to reeva...

Traditional African music graces campus

Ysaye Barnwell, former member of the performance ensemble group, Sweet Honey On The Rock, shows audience members how to keep a rhythm on Tuesday in the Music Building on the Hayward campus.

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

February 26, 2015

Former member of the performance ensemble group Sweet Honey On The Rock, Ysaye Barnwell, led “A participatory singing journey through African American history” on Tuesday night, as part of the CSUEB Week of Inclusive Excellence by the Office of Diversity. Her visit drew faculty, staff, students, and ...

ASI to host film screening

ASI to host film screening

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

February 12, 2015

In celebration of Black History Month, Associated Students Incorporated will host screenings of the movie “Dear White People” on Tuesday, Feb. 17 throughout the day. The free screenings will take place in the University Union Multipurpose Room, first at 10 a.m. and then every two hours afterwards until 9 p.m. ASI will provide moviegoers with popcorn and candy at the event while supplies last. The screening of “Dear White People” is a two-part event an...

#ThrowbackThursday: Celebrating Black History Month

#ThrowbackThursday: Celebrating Black History Month

Andrea Dupree,
Copy Editor

February 5, 2015

February 6th 2014 I’ve been able to curb my growing need to shout, “It’s Black History Month!” to my friends and colleagues this week, but I can’t dismiss the feeling of disparity at realizing that no one is talking about Black History Month right now. Not even me. Just how ...

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