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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lynell George Moving back and forth from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this essay travels back in time to an imported experience of African American culture that came to the West Coast. Part of a familial culture, which converged with this place amidst the streets, and trees, and family heirlooms...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... hall Romare Bearden civic conflict Berkeley Art Museum D’Army Bailey Ira Simmons African-American experience Berkeley The City and its People by Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. lauren kroiz Relocating Romare Bearden s Berkeley Capturing Berkeley s...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Wanda Coleman, as a response to the LA riots in 1992. I have long admired Sesshu s work, especially Atomik Aztex. While I grew up in African American/Japanese American neighborhoods in Central LA and the Westside, Sesshu grew up on the Eastside with the Mexican and Latino folks pressing up against the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and philosophically about design, about the practicality of that exercise. Hood: You know, being an African American male, I had to find a way to find myself in art. I needed a tangible way to be part of the conversation. And I feel that I really got that at Berkeley; when I was a student, I heard...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 98–103.
Published: 01 June 2016
... resurgence of Black student organizing in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Prison divestment Afrikan Black Coalition social movements #BlackLivesMatter Black Americans African Americans student activism University of California Members...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... regulate construction and land use coalesced, many of the well-intentioned early reformers who sought to improve the conditions of working people were pushed to the sidelines as the drive for zoning became more about excluding people, namely immigrants and African Americans.2 California cities had long...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2015
... across northern and southern California, including younger and older Californian Muslims, married couples (together and separately), divorced Californian Muslims (some with mul- tiple divorces behind them), and Californian Muslims of African American, Arab, European, Latino, South Asian, Southeast Asian...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 104–108.
Published: 01 December 2015
... responsibility Iman Hamze Sophomore Iman Hamze is a nineteen-year-old Bay Area native. A first-generation American, her mother is South African and her father is Lebanese. She was raised Muslim. Part of what attracted Hamze to Zaytuna was the chance to study Arabic intensively. She eventually wants to teach the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... politicians, and gave birth to a politically active evangelicalism that promoted links between conservative politics and conservative evan- gelism. We are at Ground Zero noted political scientist James L. Taylor.13 African American migration to California in the 1940s overlapped with the westward migration...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 64–71.
Published: 01 December 2015
... public schools. The GI Bill shaped our fortunes. Just as we benefited from certain racial privileges, we also stood on the shoulders of African Americans who fought for civil rights and political empowerment. I got a job working for Mayor Art Agnos even though I never studied political science. I was a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 81–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
... cover for the rest of my life: the catalysts and challenges and patterns of social change. Consider the shooting of Michael Brown and other unarmed African American men at the hands of police. As the sci-tech correspondent, I d typically be sidelined in a story like that. Our coverage of his shooting...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... species, just not that old. At the time, they were examin- ing the 140-year-old skin of the last quagga, an African horse, to prove it the zebra s closest relative. A similar test proved the extinct and flightless New Zealand moa unrelated to the also-flightless kiwi. And paleontologists were beginning to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): iii.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Loyola Marymount University. She is the author of No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso/Doubleday). T O N Y G L E A T O N is a photographer who has traveled throughout Mexico and the American West documenting people from marginalized communities. His project Africa s Legacy in...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 76–85.
Published: 01 September 2014
... particular urban hubs has been of tremendous benefit. I think oftentimes when we re talking about black and brown people, we tend to just kind of lump us all together, and not really recognize that the African American experi- ence in Chicago is very different than it is in southern Mis- sissippi. So having...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author ofBiogeography: Space, Time and Life. His research focuses on climatic and environmental change. R U E M A P P is the CEO and founder of Outdoor Afro, a social community that reconnects African Americans with natural spaces and one...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
... racial epithet attached to African Americans. The racial pseudoscience favored by many white Americans at the time argued that California Indians had dark skins and were, therefore, closer to animals than white men and so, Americans hunted California Indians because they considered them little better...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... working class to African American in the case of north Oakland. The two neighborhoods have fates that intertwine through racialized struggles with develop- ment projects that tore holes through each of them in dif- ferent ways. (Mission Street was gutted and then remade by the presence of BART underneath...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 94–102.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Street that ran through Japantown, adjacent to the large African American commu- nity in the Fillmore. Under the directorship of M. Justin This photograph ran in the San Francisco Examiner with the caption A huge crane smashes into kindling wood one of the blighted dwellings in the 1300 block of Ellis...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Fillmore District, a poor African American district, was the Harlem of the West. It was tremendously culturally generative. It was a place that was rich in culture. And the Batman Gallery, which was a great gallery for artists like Bruce Conner and Joan Brown, a kind of avant-garde gallery, had tremendous...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 70–77.
Published: 01 March 2014
... working- class neighborhood composed of African Americans and migrants from Mexico, Central America, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. At school I played soccer on the playground, after school in the streets and our backyard, and on Sundays on worn, hole-filled soccer fields. I hung out with...