The inaugural Sherley Anne Williams and Lawson Fusao Inada Writing Contest was held at Edison High School this spring. The contest honored two renowned American writers who graduated from southwest Fresno’s Edison High in the mid-20th century and received their B.A. degrees from Fresno State. A collaborative endeavor among Edison High, Fresno State and The kNOw Youth Media, the contest… View Post
On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City – one of the few establishments that served the LGBTQ+ community. This raid kicked off a massive series of demonstrations called the Stonewall riots, which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement and LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S. Now,… View Post
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg stopped by Fresno State on June 3 for a televised town hall with MSNBC. Buttigieg, 37, currently serves as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and is one of 24 Democratic candidates running in the 2020 presidential election, and the first openly gay candidate to run for President of the United States. At the 4… View Post
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – now officially proclaimed as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – is a month-long celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States during the month of May. But AAPI Heritage Month wasn’t always a month-long celebration. Like most commemorative months, AAPI Heritage Month originated in Congress. In 1977, Representative Frank Horton of… View Post