Tag archives: African American

Stepping into Campbell Hall
By Richard Mineards   |   February 28, 2023

Step Afrika!’s Campbell Hall performance Tribute paid homage to the African American step show technique combining the distinct styles from different African American fraternities and sororities, blending them together in an energized, exuberant and frenzied 90-minute show, part of the popular UCSB Arts & Lectures program. It included all the exciting elements of “stepping,” with […]

Black History Month: Talking About the Issues with Healing Justice Santa Barbara
By Joanne A Calitri   |   March 1, 2022

“Black History is World History” We read and hear this, but are we listening? Are we showing up to support the Black/African community we share this town with, to learn and heal, to ensure they feel safe and free to be who they are to live and thrive here? To begin our important work in […]

‘Soul Care’ Earns Book Award
By Scott Craig   |   August 31, 2021

Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara L. Peacock (InterVarsity Press, 2020) has won the annual book award from the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Research Center (MIDWC) at Westmont College. “Barbara Peacock’s book is a rich and loving reflection on the spiritual practices that ‘have been woven into […]

EYC 2.0: Endowment for Youth Committee Looks Beyond Money to Provide Long-Term Opportunity
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 17, 2021

The Endowment for Youth Committee is one of the oldest nonprofits serving the needs of African American students and the greater Black community on the Central Coast, with a history that dates back 35 years. But before Guy R. Walker stepped in as executive director in 2015, the EYC had struggled to continue as a […]

Living Life to the Fullest: Ron Glover Has Plenty of Stories to Tell
By Zach Rosen   |   June 10, 2021

We all know those people who seemed to have lived five lives in their lifetime. Listening to their stories, it can be hard to figure out how they fit all of those experiences into one life. The local art and creative community have quite a few of these types but one in particular, Ron Glover, […]

Winter Series Preview with Belinda Robnett
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 28, 2021

UCSB’s second segment of its year-long Race to Justice series of virtual talks and Q&A sessions, which was created in part by the heightening of awareness of inequity raised by the Black Lives Matters protest after George Floyd’s murder-by-police last spring, got underway last week with a conversation with the compelling author Ta-Nehisi Coates. It’s […]