Kevin Burkes recently graduated from River City High School in West Sacramento with a 3.75 GPA. Born in Oakland and raised in Pittsburgh, Burkes has been athletic his entire life, playing such sports basketball, football, [...]
The Sausalito Woman’s Club presented a record $61,000 in educational scholarships 40 high school graduates and college students from Sausalito and Marin City on Sunday, June 1.
Each time Trevor Dunbar took to the basketball court for St. Ignatius High School of San Francisco something exciting was bound to happen. Dunbar, a 5-foot-10 point guard, was a highlight reel, handling the ball [...]
Professional athletes understand that community involvement is a part of the job. But for some of them, it means a whole lot more. Just entering his 3rd season, Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver Rod Streater has [...]
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.
An initiative established in 2008 between former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ office and Oakland Unified School District to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland’s children has reached [...]
The Port of Oakland Employees’ Scholarship Program awarded $35,000 in scholarships to 13 Oakland public high school students who are headed off to attend a four-year college, university, community college or vocational school to continue [...]
Gospel radio personality, preacher, and songwriter Michael Lewis believes in standing up for your rights. Born in Oakland, he grew up watching the Black Panthers take a stand against the injustices that Blacks were subjected [...]
Alongside students two or three times his age, 14-year-old King Burdett Jr. took home two certificates in microscopy at a Merritt College Microscopy Program graduation ceremony Friday night.“We learn about microscopes and how to make [...]
El Concilio – Council for the Spanish Speaking, announced this week that the new laptops donated by Comcast had arrived. Students graduating from El Concilio’s Comcast Digital Connectors course, a computer science and technology course [...]