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Black History Month

A. Rafik Mohamed, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
February 26, 2021

An accounting major in his first two years of college, Mohamed could have gone into corporate or tax law. What he saw on the streets of Washington, D.C., and learned in a Constitutional law class on civil liberties changed that. 

American Legion Post No. 710 Drill Team at Court & E Streets in Downtown SB. 1948. Photo by Henry Hooks, courtesy of San Bernardino County Museum.
February 25, 2021

The John M. Pfau Library will work with Jennifer Tilton, professor of race and ethnic studies at the University of Redlands, to reinvigorate the “Bridges that Carried Us Over” project, which documents the presence and contributions of the African American community in the Inland Empire.

Faculty in the News
February 24, 2021

Larry Hygh (communication studies) talks about Black history from a personal perspective, Jing Zhang (management) wrote a research article about support for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was asked to help fact-check a TV news commentator’s statement about the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot.

CSUSB alumna Margaret Hill. Photo courtesy of Corina Borsuk.
February 24, 2021

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, take a look back when author and CSUSB alumna Margaret Hill ’80 was profiled about her 49-year career in education.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales speaking at a 2020 Super Sunday event at Allen Chapel AME church in Riverside. This year’s events will take place virtually.
February 22, 2021

The CSU and CSUSB will hold the annual Super Sunday outreach virtually to African American churches throughout the state on the importance of higher education.

CSUSB alumnus Owen Odigie
February 22, 2021

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, take a look back to when Owen Odigie ’15 shared his story on how he gave credit to CSUSB for helping and preparing him for the future. 

The PBS documentary, “Slavery by Another Name,” will be screened and followed by discussion led by Marc Robinson, CSUSB assistant professor of history, when the next Conversations on Race and Policing convenes virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
February 22, 2021

The film and discussion at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, will focus on when African American men, “often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters … well into the 20th century.”

Take a look at how student Alijah Jenkins defines the future as a leader of the pack.
February 22, 2021

Alijah Jenkins shares his experience as an active Coyote in multiple campus clubs and organizations and how that involvement has contributed to his overall academic success.

Chinaka DomNwachukwu, dean of CSUSB’s College of Education
February 18, 2021

COE Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu has a number of goals for the college, such as increasing the diversity of students enrolled there, especially African American males becoming teachers.