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Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Donald Gill.

Antioch School Officials Agree to Collaboration to Address Civil Rights Complaint

Officials of the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) have announced a groundbreaking effort to identify the causes of disparities in school discipline by examining the subtle, complex, and often-unintentional ways in which race, disability and [...]
Wolfram Alderson

USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]
"Big Mama" Thornton

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 [...]