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(Left to right) Sitting:  LaNiece Jones, Tahitia Dean, Kathleen Sullivan; Second row: Juana Parra, Kanai Anderson, Quinton Taylor, Rodney Alamo Brown, Joseph Jackson, Taylor Hammond; Top row: Tanya Brown, Ernie Timoteo, Chara Williams, Jerren Thrower, Isaiah Attles, Nicole Brice, Cynthia Pardianas, Sonila Shakeel, MacDaniel Maisel, Emily Lozano, Kristy Hernandez, Francisco Salas, Josiah Zepeda, Baltazar Caceros, Phyllis Qualls, Ariel Vega, Marleni Albarran, Luis Lopez, Fasihia Parvaiz, Taran Saini.

Black Women Lead Communities of Color for Justice for All

On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.

City Expands Summer Programs for Children and Youth

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced this week an additional $1.8 million in funding to support programming to keep San Francisco children and youth engaged and learning over the summer months.
Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

SF State Dean of Ethnic Studies to Lead African American Education Association

By Beth Tagawa, SFSU Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, has been elected president of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE).
Front row (L to R): Brenda McCuistion, Michael Levingston, Jorge Montano, Officer Sevannah Stewart (far right); second row (L to R): Cumari Briggs, Justice McKinney, Jordan Ealy, Anthony Thomas, Hector Mendoza, Tony Duong, Jack Liu; back row (L to R): Amiya Hererra, Officer Virgil Thomas, Tommy Dang, and Matthew Chee.

RPAL’S Spring 2015 College Tour

By Brenda McCuistion   Two police officers, Officer Savannah Stewart and Officer Virgil Thomas accompanied Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) to travel on the FIRST Southern California College Campus Tour with mentorship program participants.
Latino Action Network members (L to R): Victor Martinez, steering committee; Emma Roos, co-chair; Yolanda Schonbrun, co-chair; and Jorge Lerma, lifetime educator. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Latinos Significantly Underrepresented in Teaching and Other Jobs in OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson: “We have to embody the diversity of this community”

While Latino youth make up 41 percent and still growing numbers of students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), they are a disproportionately small part of the OUSD workforce, significantly in the classroom, where [...]
Porchia Dees was born HIV positive and today is open and upfront about her status, engaging and educating youth. Photo by Jesse Brooks.

Without Sex Education, Youth Face HIV Threat

Sixty three percent of young people will have sex before they graduate high school, and 95 percent will have sex before they are married. For young people to make healthy discussions about sex, we need [...]