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Actress Vanessa Williams and POST reporter Jesse Brooks.

Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]
Graduates celebrate their achievements together at the College Bound Brotherhood Ceremony. Photo: Tiffany Price, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Graduates

Representing high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh and Pebble Beach, some 120 graduating high school students participated Tuesday night at the College Bound Brotherhood’s graduation celebration at the Kaiser Center in Oakland.
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Supporters of $12.25/hr. Minimum Wage Submit Signatures for Fall Ballot

Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Oakland’s minimum wage of $12.25 an hour announced they will submit their signatures to qualify for the November ballot to the City Clerk’s office on Friday morning.
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Assembly Candidate Pamela Price Speaks in San Rafael

Pamela Price, a candidate for the open seat in 15th Assembly District, recently spoke with members of the Marin African-American Professional Network (MAAPN). The talk was earlier this month at the Embassy Suite Hotel in [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) during its 143rd commencement ceremony last weekend at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.
Students recognized by the Peralta Association of African American Affairs recognized nine students this year: Berkeley City College
- Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson and Theresa Ary; College of Alameda – Randi Elaine Stewart and Selma Adam; Laney College
-Erica Thompson and Eddie Heard; Merritt College
-Shalita Williams and Corey Spears.

Peralta Honors African American Scholarship Recipients

The Peralta Association of African American Affairs recently held its 16th annual scholarship reception. With a record number of applicants, the association on May 2 recognized and awarded a total of $4,500 to nine African [...]
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Richmond Citizens Want In on LBNL Expansion Project

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) in partnership with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) hosted a town hall meeting allowing Richmond residents weighed in on plans for the forthcoming Lawrence Berkeley [...]
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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 Kicks Off in San Francisco 

Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford, author of a science-based plan to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, opens “Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions,” a three-day Bay Area conference that looks at regional and statewide impacts [...]
In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News Many people alive today are still recovering from wounds suffered during South Africa’s chaotic transition to democracy 20 years ago this month, Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes said Tuesday.At a [...]