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CSUSB: Essential Conversations with African American Men
Black Voice News
Aug. 9, 2021

Francisca Beer, an associate dean in the JHBC Office Academic Equity at Cal State San Bernardino, wrote an article about the “Essential Conversations: African American Men” event held by the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration Office of Academic Equity during the spring semester.

While this was the initial launch, it served as the third “Essential Conversations: African American Men” held by the office. Approximately 30 people participated in the event for which Kathryn Ervin, professor of theater arts, was the a cohost.  

The group consisted of businessmen, educators, administrators, students, and staff from across the Inland Empire. The event began with a short presentation on the racial inequalities Black men face in the workforce and everyday life and how people of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in various communities across California, especially in places with higher levels of poverty.

Read the complete article at “CSUSB: Essential Conversations with African American Men.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about flirtatious ‘teasing’ that turns toxic
Glamour (United Kingdom)
Aug. 7, 2021

Kelly Campbell, a professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, and a recognized expert in relationships, was interviewed for an article about flirtatious behavior that turns toxic, and how to spot it.

Campbell said that the West’s patriarchal culture has a role to play in this. “When a girl learns that being insulted or treated inappropriately by a boy is a sign of liking, she’s learning that this pattern is normal and that she should welcome it [and even perpetuate it],” she explains. “But things are starting to change, with movements like #MeToo and BLM challenging that power structure.”

Read the complete article at “When does 'treat them mean; keep them keen' go too far? This is what happens when flirtatious 'teasing' turns toxic – and how to spot it.”

CSUSB professor discusses latest developments regarding nuclear agreement with Iran
Press TV
Aug. 5, 2021

David Yaghoubian, Cal State San Bernardino professor of history, says a new administration in Iran will not change Tehran’s approach toward the 2015 nuclear deal, the multinational agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that is aimed at regulating Iran’s nuclear program.

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in 2018, saying it wanted a stronger deal and imposed economic sanctions on Iran to force it to the negotiation table. The Biden administration has signaled it wants to reenter the agreement, and the news report said Washington was “urging” Iran to resume talks; the remaining signatories having been working to revive the agreement.

Yaghoubian said, “Iran has been dedicated to the letter of the JCPOA since its signing in 2015, and Iran has kept that agreement alive, despite the fact that the (European Union) and the United States completely reneged on their commitments. I don’t see any change with this in regards to with an incoming (Ebrahim) Raisi presidential administration.”

The news segment was posted on Press TV’s Twitter feed.  

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Asian Fest offers unity, healing during COVID-19 pandemic
WISH TV Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 7, 2021

On Saturday, people in Indianapolis rallied to show support for Asian Americans. The event was held to celebrate the community. With music and dances to martial arts, the annual Asian Fest was a chance to uplift spirits in Indianapolis during this difficult time. The event took place at the Indy Global Village.

Anti-Asian hate crime has more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. Event organizers say this festival helps the healing process.


Amid Anti-Asian hate, AAPI candidates aim to smash stereotypes and lead their cities
NCPR Canton, N.Y.
Aug 2, 2021

Asian Americans are running for political office in high-profile cities, such as Boston, and Asian American Pacific Islander advocates say such candidacies harbor a greater significance: combating Asian hate.

According to data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police surged between 2019 and 2020 by 145% across the country, while hate crimes overall decreased by 6%. In Boston, there was a 133% rise in anti-Asian hate crimes as hate crimes dropped in the city overall by 14%.

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