State Senator Richard Roth speaks during an event to build a Civil Rights Institute on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the corner of Fairmont Blvd. and Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside. The institute will be part of the Mission Heritage Plaza that will provide affordable workforce housing and also the location for the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County. 
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Civil Rights Institute in Downtown Riverside Seeking Donations

By Ryan Hagen Photo by Stan Lim The Press-Enterprise October 23, 2017 An enthusiastic crowd kicked off public fundraising Monday, Oct. 23, for an Inland Empire civil rights institute in Riverside. Some were men, some were women. Some were white, some were black, some were Latino and some were Asian-American.

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Riverside’s $3 Million Loan Will Help Build Affordable Housing, Civil Rights Institute

By Ryan Hagen The Press-Enterprise Riverside is a step closer to 72 new affordable housing units, new Fair Housing Council of Riverside County offices and a Civil Rights Institute. The development, on 1.47 acres in the 3900 block of Mission Inn Avenue, is set to cost more than $35 million

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Hazel Hawkins Russell, the first African American teacher in Riverside Unified, died Friday. She was 93. File photo by Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

Riverside Unified’s First Black Teacher, Hazel Hawkins Russell, Dies at 93

By Ryan Hagen Press-Enterprise Photo by Kurt Miller RIVERSIDE – Hazel Hawkins Russell, the first African American teacher in Riverside Unified, died Friday. She was 93. Click here for full article.

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Take a First Look at Riverside’s ‘Striking’ New $40 Million Downtown Library

By Alicia Robinson The Press-Enterprise Photo: City of Riverside Created by architects at Johnson Favaro, Riverside’s proposed new Main Library would be a two-story, 35,000-square-foot, building that would be elevated on a 30-foot pedestal to create a plaza and pedestrian walkway underneath. Click here for full article

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Moreno Valley College Promise Initiative

Moreno Valley College is investing in your success. Your first year of college is free. Apply now! The Moreno Valley College Promise is a commitment to help students complete their associate degree requirements, transfer requirements, and/or workforce certificate requirements in a timely and efficient manner. Click here for more Information.

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Rose Mayes Griot Award

RAAHS Congratulates Rose Mayes – Griot Award Honoree

The Riverside African-American Historical Society, Inc. (RAAHS) would like to congratulate our former President and current Vice President, Rose Mayes, for receiving the Griot Award from the NAACP – Riverside Branch.  The Griot Award recognizes individuals who help preserve and record the history of African-American culture and heritage in the

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)

The National Museum of African American History And Culture Is Six Months Old And Killing The Museum Game!

By Paula Rogo Essence Photo By Monica Morgan/WireImage The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrated its six-month anniversary Friday, and the achievements from its inaugural half-year have been groundbreaking Click here for full article

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UC Riverside Ranks Among Nation’s Best in Promoting African American Student Success, Study Finds

By Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times Photo by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times UC Riverside ranks among the nation’s best universities in promoting African American student success, a new study has found. Click here for full article

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23rd Annual 5K MLK Walk-A-Thon

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside African American Historical Society, in partnership with the Martin Luther King Visionaries Foundation, is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual 5k Walk-A-Thon celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is Dr. King’s Legacy Matters. The annual walk provides an opportunity

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Call for Proposals: AAAM 2016 Conference

The 2016 Association of African American Museums program committee is issuing a call for session proposals that explore the changing audiences of African American Museums. These proposals should put forth new, original, and leading-edge models and ideas that address the evolution of African American museum visitorship. We want to learn

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