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Winter Bonsai Silhouette Exhibition

By Homer Gee Greene Jr. The Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Clark Bonsai Collection in the Shinzen Japanese Garden has rotated to its Winter Bonsai Exhibition. The collection is rotated quarterly [...] Continue Reading

The Chosen One: Mbappé

Argentina vs. France: The 2022 FIFA World Cup final was arguably the greatest World Cup soccer match of all time. A dialectical duel between an aging legendary veteran, Lionel Messi, age 35, in the [...] Continue Reading

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Mr. Malcolm’s List is a love story in the genre of the Bridgerton series. I really liked the portrayal of a multiracial 19th century England without the stench of White supremacy, White racism and [...] Continue Reading

50 Years of Ethnic Studies 2.0

The academic discipline of Africana/Black studies/ethnic studies discussed in a September 2022 Community Alliance article has again expanded. This expansion is now at the high school level. The [...] Continue Reading

Afro-Centric Legacy of Dr. James Turner

Dr. James Turner, the founder of Africana studies, has passed away at the age of 82. He was the founding director of Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center and a professor emeritus [...] Continue Reading

Tell More Black Stories through Film

As we celebrate African-American History Month 2022, let us thank the Black filmmakers who are making films that tell African-American history from different viewpoints. We now have Black directors, [...] Continue Reading

Combat in the Garden

As gardeners, we design and landscape our gardens. Our goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others. In doing so, we become artists and we [...] Continue Reading