Last month at the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, a historically Black college, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome continuing discrimination by staying [...]
About 150 family, friends, neighbors and community supporters celebrated at the second annual Rising Stars “All Stars” Youth Leadership Gala, hosted by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), at the Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley on [...]
Despite vocal opposition of some community residents, the Oakland Unified School District is moving ahead with plans to demolish Marcus Foster School in West Oakland and build an industrial-style kitchen to provide healthy meals to [...]
By Joanna Hernandez, Richmond High School Esmeralda Echavarria, a Richmond High School sophomore, has been offered the opportunity to travel to Brown University in Rhode Island for a scholarship this summer for having straight [...]
Over 75 Black students participated in the annual UC Berkeley Black Graduation on May 23, hosted by the Department of African American Studies. With this year’s theme, “Black Graduations Matter,” the audience was filled with [...]
SF State has been selected for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that leads President Barack Obama’s national call [...]
Pastor Henry Washington, pastor of The Garden of Peace Ministries in Richmond, recently graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) receiving two master’s degrees, one in Community Leadership and the other in [...]
Many people today are usually stuck in place, looking down rather than reaching up towards the goal line. Otis Bruce, Jr., founder and organizer of the Marin African-American Professional Network (MAAPN), is constantly encouraging [...]
Former member of the Oakland Board of Education Alice Spearman died on Tuesday, May 26. She was 63. Spearman died of complications following a heart attack in March.
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant to expand career-based education to over 2,700 at-risk students in the East Bay through the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT).