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People gather in a line at the San Diego City College A building patio

Campus comes alive at Soul Food Celebration

City College community gathers to celebrate Black History Month
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief March 2, 2022
Smells of fried chicken and gumbo wafted through campus enticing people to gather at the patio of the San Diego City College A building where students, faculty and staff shared soul food in celebration of Black History Month coming to a close.
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Mental health activist Abraham Sculley sits behind a microphone and in front of a white wall while speaker to event attendees on Zoom.

City College shines a light on mental health struggles in Black communities

Mental health barriers the focus of Black History Month events
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief March 1, 2022
To help shine a light on the stigma around mental health in Black communities, City hosted multiple events throughout Black History Month aimed at breaking down some of these barriers.
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Maya Angelou

REVIEW: ‘Maya Angelou: And StilI l Rise’

City College to host a virtual screening of award-winning feature documentary showcasing the life of master extraordinaire, Maya Angelou
Victor Ortiz, Jr. , Multimedia Journalist February 25, 2022
San Diego City College will host the virtual screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25.
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Zuzu Acrobat troupe

GALLERY: Zuzu Acrobats wow crowd at City College

The Tanzanian troupe balanced, contorted, danced and hammed it up for the first live on-campus event of the spring semester
Kathy Archibald and Kathryn Gray February 23, 2022
San Diego City College students whooped and hollered as the Zuzu Acrobats performed in Curran Plaza on Feb. 22 for the first live event of the spring semester.
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Romelia Turner speaking with her hands clasped in front of her is speaking to attendees on Zoom

‘Hidden Figures’ film screening sparks discussion about injustice, progress

City College Black Film Friday events shine spotlight on Black history through cinema
Kathryn Gray, Editor In Chief February 18, 2022
In celebration of Black History Month, San Diego City College hosted a screening and discussion of the film “Hidden Figures” on Feb. 17 on Zoom for Black Film Friday.
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Three Black women from the film Hidden Figures are shown celebrating

REVIEW: ‘Hidden Figures’

City College hosts a film screening and discussion of the biographical drama about three Black women who helped NASA put an astronaut in orbit
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist February 17, 2022
The World Cultures program at San Diego City College will present a community Zoom viewing and discussion of the film “Hidden Figures" on Feb. 17.
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Ida B. Wells archival photograph

REVIEW: “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice”

San Diego City College hosts “Black Film Fridays” with a depiction of Wells-Barnett’s legacy of journalism and activism
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist February 11, 2022
This hour-long biographical piece depicts the life and work of journalist, activist, and African American suffragette Ida B. Wells-Barnett, whose methodical and uncompromising voice served as a guiding beacon for Black rights throughout the post-Reconstruction era.
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Author, poet and educator Latorial Faison holds up her trilogy of books “28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History

Poet, author and educator Latorial Faison presents her life and work at City College

One of a series of Cultural Noire Performing Arts Company events presented in partnership with San Diego City College
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist February 10, 2022
Growing up in the small town of Cortland in South Hampton County Virginia, the site of a rebellion of enslaved people led by preacher and slave Nat Turner in 1831, Latorial Faison remembers Black History as a part of her daily life. Poet, author, performer, educator, mother, military spouse and much more, Faison uses moments from her own life to teach others.
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Author Malcolme Muttaqee stands as he reads a book to students seated outside.

City College celebrates Black History Month throughout February

Activities range from workshops and webinars to events and keynotes
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist February 7, 2022
San Diego City College is highlighting the contributions and experiences of Black communities with speakers, events, workshops and webinars covering music, film, mental health, financial planning and even acrobatics this February.  
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(Left to right) Michael Taylor, Brisa Johnson, Jayton Harps, and Deme Hall, discusses black excellence during the industry panel. Photo by: Elisabeth Vermeulen/City Times

Transfer and Career Center holds industry panel to discuss black excellence

Panelists discuss hardships and overcoming the challenges of being an individual of color in the workforce
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

As Black History Month commemoration continues, the Transfer and Career Center held an Industry Career Panel discussing the topic of black excellence. “It was really important for me to find representatives...

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Malcolme Muttaqee reading his book, the yellow cover of the book is on the background.

Authors, City College students perform as part of Black History Month

City College alumna Kisha Phillips, student Malcolme Muttaqee read their books at the Black Box Theater
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle and Sophia Traylor February 22, 2020
An alumna and current students read and performed their pieces during the Day of the Arts event, part of the celebration of Black History Month at City College. The event was hosted by Umoja, a community that supports African American and other historically underrepresented students.
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City College will host a film screening in commemoration of Black History Month

City College will host a film screening in commemoration of Black History Month

San Diego City College will host the second and third part of the film screening of the hit Netflix series.
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer February 21, 2020
San Diego City College will hold its second and third part of the film screening of the hit Netflix series “When They See Us” in commemoration of Black History Month. With the support of the UMOJA team and the English, counseling, and communication studies department, City College features the series, which is based on events from the April 19, 1989 Central Park jogger case.
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