XX MARKS THE SPOT – Maxx Moses presents abstract paintings celebrating freedom in his stunning exhibition "Good Morning America" at the SWC Art Gallery.
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Not For Sale

Anger and rebellion seethe under the surface of every stroke of the brush, every paste of newsprint, every spray of the can. His exhibit “Good Morning America” is satirically named but seriously serious. Walls of the Southwestern College Art Gallery are aflame with his vivid vision. Moses pulls no punches, even for the commander-in-chief. In 2012 he was asked to contribute a painting for a series concerning the state of racial America for President Obama’s re-election campaign. His entry, “The Final Sale,” was deemed too controversial by the art curator and was not used. It features a larger-than-life self-portrait of Moses smiling maniacally at the viewer. His beard is checker boarded, the word “whore” writ on his cheek and a…

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Trustee Peraza calls for resignation of SUHSD chief Ed Brand

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As the Sweetwater Union High School District careens toward a possible March 18 teachers strike, Southwestern College Trustee Humberto Peraza called for the immediate resignation or termination of the district’s superintendent, Dr. Ed Brand. “This superintendent should be fired right away,” said Peraza. “We should not wait and just sit there for his contract to run out (in November)when he’s completely destroyed this district and continues to do damage to it on a daily basis.” Peraza said he is “disgusted”…

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Experiences as Black Women in Education

“Education is freedom!” declared Frederick Douglass. “Amen!” said four resilient African- American women who shared powerful stories about their struggles to become educated during an event called “Experiences as Black…

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