By Harry Brill On Tuesday, June 10, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to enact Berkeley’s first minimum wage law that covers the vast majority of employees who work in city.
By Cathy Cockrell, UC News In 1942 a young African American Ph.D., David Blackwell, interviewed for a teaching job in UC Berkeley’s math department. He got a job at Berkeley, but not for many years.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s decision to begin cutting carbon emissions from power plants is an important step on [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
By UC Berkeley News UC Berkeley held a celebration last week to honor six students from Sub-Saharan Africa earning master’s degrees this month. The group is the first group graduating from the university’s partnership with [...]
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.
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 [...]