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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton Belted the Blues

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, arguably the greatest blues woman of the second half of the 20th century, was alternately tough and tender whether singing on stage and on records, or interacting with musical and [...]
The one-day Youth Education Conference drew about 50 students and 30 parents and volunteers.

Youth Conference Promotes Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

A financial education, entrepreneurship and college preparatory conference for students and Money Management Workshops for parents was held Saturday, March 7 at UC Berkeley, hosted by Life Courses Inc. The 2015 one-day Youth Education Conference [...]
High school students and parents held a demonstration at De Anza High School Monday, March 9 demanding that the West Contra Costa School District reverse a decision to fire the director of the school's law academy, Tahitia Dean. Photo by Jonothan Dumas.

De Anza High Students Protest Dismissal of Popular Teacher

By Post staff About 100 De Anza High School students held a day-long protest and peacefully demonstrated in front of the high school on Mar. 9. The students were part of the high school’s Law [...]
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Oakland Book Launch for “Reach”

What happens when 40 African American men share stories of challenges and triumphs in their lives? An exceptional book; “Reach – 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” Th
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Over 66,300 East Bay Students Benefit from Chevron’s “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. this week announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, helping to fund 661 local public school classroom projects, 301 of which support [...]
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St. Luke MBC hosts Benefit for Christian Scholars

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church recently held a Crab Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Wilbur F. Crayton Memorial Scholarship Fund. More than 200 guests attended the event. The scholarship fund was established in 1988 in honor [...]
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Tech Experts Teach Faith Leaders to Launch Programs through the Cloud

OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation FAITHS Program present: Cracking the Social Media Code: Success Strategies for Faiths and Nonprofits “Do you tweet or really understand the cloud?” quips Carmen Bogan, Program Director of the [...]