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Keynote Speaker Dr. Melina Abdullah addresses students at Cosumnes River College’s kickoff on Feb. 4 to Black History month. Dr. Abdullah is currently the leader of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Keynote speaker kicks off the first Black History Month event

February 10, 2020

The Black History Month Committee kicked off Black History Month on Tuesday with a keynote speaker who set ...

Gospel concert uplifts spirit of Black History Month

Tairiq Marshall, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, the Gospel Choir and Jazz band held a concert on Feb. 26 in the Recital Hall. Music Professor Omari Tau directed the concert and said the purpose of it was to celebrate spirituals and the history of African American music. Of the several pieces performed, the “Black National Anthem,” formally known as...

Gospel choir sings

Gospel concert celebrates the message of Black History Month

February 28, 2018

The Contemporary Gospel Choir performed a concert titled “Great Day!” in commemoration of Black History...

Speakers welcome students to Black History Month ceremony

Crick Fulenchek, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018

Roughly 100 students gathered for the Black History Month Opening Ceremony on Tues. 6, which featured students and faculty in fellowship honoring Black History Month and those African Americans who have died in the service of our country. The stage skirted with flags of varying nations and neatly decorated with an African...

Annual celebration gives Black Student Union a platform

Kristi Doan, Staff

February 9, 2017

It’s Black History Month and Black Student Union is hosting a celebration with a progressive purpose. Black History Month is an annual celebration that recognizes achievements of African Americans in United States history. “This month is a time where we can bring awareness to events in history everyone could get more educa...

Black History Month ends with recognition and celebration

Kayleen Carter, Staff

March 3, 2016

Cosumnes River College’s annual Black History Month Awards Night was filled with dancing, singing, laughing and celebration as the final event for the month. The awards were hosted by the Black History Month Committee at CRC in the Recital Hall. There were about 60 honorees in attendance along with their family and frien...

Black History Month lecture tackles inequality

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

The Sacramento region is well-known for its high levels of diversity. TIME magazine declared it the most diverse city in America in 2002 and Cosumnes River College was ranked the ninth most diverse public two-year college in the nation last year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac. While the city and college are quite ...

Poetic performer Anna Marie Sprowl shows her feelings through her gestures as she reads some of her poetry to Cosumnes River College students and faculty at the Black History Month Poetic Voices event. Sprowl was one of three performers to come share her works with students and faculty on Feb. 19.

Black History Month celebration continues through poetry

February 23, 2014

Cosumnes River College’s series of events celebrating Black History Month continued with “Poetic Vo...

Attorney and civil rights activist headlines beginning of campus Black History Month

Kayla Gangl, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

Black History Month at Cosumnes River College officially began as students and faculty filled up the Recital Hall to participate in the opening ceremonies on Feb. 10. The event featured a speech by attorney and civil rights activist, Robert L. Harris, who discussed what Black History Month means to him as an African-American...

A dash of history and culture one month a year is not equality

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

April 11, 2013

February and March marked the celebrations for Black History and Women’s History Month respectively, and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is just around the corner. Each history month is designed to explore the heritage and history of different cultures, races and people and what they have contributed to America. ...

CRC honors students during Black History Month

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

March 22, 2013

As Black History Month came to an end, it was only natural that focus shifted to honoring the next generation and their accomplishments Cosumnes River College celebrated their 14th Annual Honors Program by recognizing outstanding students of African descent with the grade point average of 3.1 or better, according to the even...

‘Poetic Voices’ marks celebration of black history

'Poetic Voices' marks celebration of black history

Elizabeth Witt, Opinion Editorial Assistant

March 1, 2013

Students and staff trickled into the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to observe Black History...

Black History Month celebrates Black women in American history

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Cosumnes River College kicked off its Black History Month celebration in the Recital Hall in front of a crowd of more than 100 people on Feb. 1.The crowd also sang along to “Lift Every Voice” by James Weldon Johnson and listened to a speech by CRC President Dr. Debbie Travis.“I am very pleased to be able to have this cele...

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