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Black Male Empowerment Network Host Fish Fry in Arcata

Arcata, CA–Yesterday at the Campbell Creek Connexion in Arcata, the Black Male Empowerment Network (BMEN) hosted a fish-fry. Initially, the event supposed to be held at Redwood Park but due to heavy rains, it was changed to the location of the church. The event served as a way for Black people in the community to connect over classic meals that …

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Meet The Humboldt State Graduate Students Behind ‘We Are Your Community’

Arcata, CA–Erin Youngblood-Smith and Amy Mathieson met in the Graduate Social Work program at Humboldt State University. These women are from two completely different backgrounds, who formed a friendship through their love of social work and advocacy. Amy Mathieson grew up in Montana, CA and moved to Humboldt County when she was 16. She completed undergrad at HSU, graduating with a …

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Students Protest At HSU Demanding ‘Justice For Josiah’

Arcata, CA–Students at Humboldt State University held a rally and walkout today for HSU student David Josiah Lawson, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party last year in April. April 15, 2018, will mark one-year since Lawson was killed. Currently, no one is in custody for his death. Although a suspect who admitted to being in …

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Seventh Generation Fund For Indigenous Peoples Deliver Speech About Arcata Plaza History

Yesterday around 12:30 p.m people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Bayside for a light lunch. They also planned to hear the words and wisdom from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples on the history of Arcata’s Plaza and why people are calling for removal of the McKinley statue. Tia Oros Peters and her husband Chris Peters, …

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It Takes A Village: Interview With The Tsurai Village Protectors

Descendants of the Native American Tsurai [Yurok] Village in Trinidad, no longer have to look at symbols that represent white settlement and the conquest of their ancestral lands. After a 12-day occupation of the memorial lighthouse in Trinidad, the lighthouse has been moved down the road and housed temporarily by the Seascape Restaurant. The Trinidad Civic Club owns the parcel …

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Memorial Held In Eureka For Former HSU Professor Nathan Smith

Today at 11:00 a.m at the First Presbyterian Church in Eureka, a memorial service was held for Nathan Smith, who taught African-American history at Humboldt State University from 1986-2001. On November 16, 2017, Smith passed at 91-years-old while surrounded by his family and loved ones at Stanford University Hospital. Smith and his family are well-known in the local community–where his …

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Morehouse Graduates Team Up With Local Rappers For East Oakland Charity Event

Oakland was experiencing unprecedented heat the weekend of September 2, 2017. Many in the East Oakland community still came out of the comfort of their homes and gathered at the Rainbow Community Center. The community center was hosting the 1st-annual Celebrity Basketball Game and Backpack Giveaway; an event made possible through the collaboration of local rappers and non-profit organizations. The …

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