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Ben Jealous to Speak at College Bound Brotherhood Graduation

Benjamin Todd Jealous, Venture Partner of the Kapor Center for Social Impact and former NAACP President and CEO, will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 College Bound Brotherhood graduation ceremony honoring over 100 Black [...]
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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.
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San Francisco Schools To No Longer Suspend Students for Dress Code Violations I

The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously this week to update the school’s district’s dress code. The updated policy will allow schools to set their own policies on the wearing of hats, caps and [...]
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UCLA Report: How School Segregation Persists 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education

Marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v Board of Education, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) assessed the nation’s progress in addressing school segregation in a new report [...]
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 [...]