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Black Women History In Humboldt County: The Amity Birthday Club

__________ Eureka, CA–On Sunday, February 10, 1952 eight Black women met at the home of Mrs. Margret Neloms with Mrs. Mary E. Watkins as the organizer. The purpose was organizing a social club that upheld christian values and celebrated members birthdays. The name Amity was selected because it means friendship, friendly relations, friendliness and good understanding. The women were devoted christians …

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Buried History of African-American Families In Humboldt County

Eureka, CA–One day not too long ago, a man went to the Eureka Historical Society to get help figuring out who were the people in photographs that he found in his family attic. Turned out the photos belonged to the granddaughter of Mary “Molly” Watkins-Crouch’s grand-daughter, Arrie Watkins. Leroy (1804-1877) & Mary “Molly” Watkins-Crouch (1831-1935), are among the first Black …

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Centro del Pueblo Gathers Enough Signatures For Immigration Sanctuary Ordinance

Centro del Pueblo (CDP) is a local organization that works to offer support to the Latinx community in Humboldt County. Since February, CDP and many of their supporters have been gathering signatures for a sanctuary ordinance proposal for November’s ballot. Humboldt County’s Immigration Sanctuary Ordinance is a measure to ensure that local resources and funds will not be used to …

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Video: Humboldt County 4th & 5th District Supervisors Race

All candidates for the upcoming Humboldt County 4th & 5th District Supervisors race were invited to participate in a forum last week co-sponsored by the Humboldt-Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Cooperation Humboldt, Centro del Pueblo, Humboldt Move to Amend, True North, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, the North coast Environmental Center, and Health Care for All Humboldt. …

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College of The Redwood Host First Multicultural Graduation

  The day before their regular commencement, College of The Redwoods hosted their first multicultural graduation–honoring their Native American, Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander and Queer graduates of 2018. The graduation was made possible through the efforts of students and the recently opened Multicultural Center at CR. Over ten students graduated Friday, with plans to transfer to schools they were …

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Unsolved Hate: Debuts Tomorrow At The D Street Neighborhood Center

Arcata, Ca. Tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center, there will be a showing of Unsolved Hate, a documentary about how the unsolved murder of David Josiah Lawson has affected the small college town of Arcata, CA. A student in her last semester at Sacramento State University, Courtney Wagner traveled to Humboldt County with a few peers …

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Episode 1: The Transient Diaries

Arcata, CA–I’ve always wanted to get to know the transient community in Humboldt County and create a mini docuseries called the Transient Diaries…well here is Episode 1. Don’t mind long-time homeless Arcata resident Sunflower, she stays out of it and talking in circles. LOL.

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Where Is The Justice? Ten Month Vigil Held For David Josiah Lawson

Arcata, Ca. — As the months fly by, the commitment of holding vigils every month for Humboldt State University Student David Josiah Lawson, has remained. These vigils are a way to remember the life of Lawson that was ended way too soon by an act of violence. They also serve the purpose of keeping light on the fact that his case …

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