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First Lady Michelle Obama

OP-ED: Michelle Obama’s Deeply Moving Words

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 [...]
Community members who are opposed to the Marcus Foster kitchen project include West Oakland residents (left to right) Lynne Horiuchi, Jeff Baker, and Madeline Wells. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

OUSD to Tear Down West Oakland School to Build Industrial Kitchen

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 [...]
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Sophomore Esmeralda Echavarria Earns Trip to Brown University

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 [...]
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SF State Receives National Community Service Honor

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 [...]
Left to right: Dr. Paul M. Martin, President of ABSW, Pastor Henry Washington, and Rev. Dr. H. James Hopkins, Chair of the Board of Trustees for ABSW.

Pastor Henry Washington Graduates from American Baptist Seminary of the West

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 [...]
Otis Bruce, Jr., Esq. (Photo: KevinKennedy.com)

SCHOOL BUZZ: Stay Focused

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 [...]

Contra Costa and Alameda County Schools to Partner on $14.2M Career Pathways Grant

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).