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Student leaders from the Peralta Community College District attended the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Sept. 16-20. Left to right: Lasana Hotep, Dean of Student Success and Equity; Vivian Allen, President of the Black Student Union, Berkeley City College; Patricia Warfield, Professional Alumni Student Success Leader, Laney College; Denis Salazar, President of Associated Students of College of Alameda; Chancellor Jowel Laguerre; Ajari McCaster, Senator of Associated Students of Merritt College; Marquita Price, President of Associated Students of Merritt College; Linda Handy, Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3; Meredith Brown, President of Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees; Adrien Abuyen, Student Trustee; Brianna Rogers, President of Associated Students, Berkeley City College; Jon-Mychal Cox, President of Associated Students of Laney College. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Peralta Students Gain Leadership Skills at CBC Annual Conference in D.C.

  Student leaders from the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) put their leadership and networking skills to work last week as they engaged in panels around legislative policy, criminal justice, STEM education and hip-hop at [...]
A mock-up of an earthquake early warning (EEW) alert on a cellphone. An EEW system is under development but not yet available to the public. Credit: K. Cantner, AGI, after Jennifer Strauss.

Mobile App Would Bring Earthquake Early Warning to All

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News   In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss.   In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]

Fernando Valenzeula Becomes Ambassador for Immigration Program

Courtesy of CBS-LA   Former Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela was appointed by President Obama to become a Presidential Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization, 34 years after “Fernandomania” swept across Los Angeles.
Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]