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The Metro College Success Program helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college.

SF State Receives $3 Million Award to Help Low-income, Underrepresented Students

By Beth Tagawa, SFSU News   The State of California has awarded $3 million to support the Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students at San Francisco State University and City College of San [...]
Lady Bianca

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Lady Bianca Brings Urgency to Blues & Gospel

Whether wailing with her multi-octave pipes and rhythmically pumping piano in nightclubs and at blues festivals, or every Sunday morning at Oakland’s Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Lady Bianca infuses her songs with breathtaking urgency. [...]
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 [...]

SF Celebrates African American Contributions

The 11th annual Celebration of Black American History took place at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, Feb. 25.   Called “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” the event featured Mistress of Ceremonies [...]
Senator Mark Leno

Leno Bill Gives Homeless Youth Access to High School Equivalency Exams

Homeless youth across California would have greater access to the high school proficiency and equivalency exams under new legislation introduced by Senator Mark Leno. Senate Bill 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing [...]
Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Eclecticism remains Linda Tillery’s Forte

Ever since she answered a newspaper classified ad in 1967 that read, “Wanted: One Soul Singer” – which happened to be the title of her favorite Johnnie Taylor album – Linda Tillery has been one [...]
(left to right) Becky Huang and Jeff Boyd of the Neighbor Fund, and Yamilet Gonzalez of Renaissance Bayview join Yolanda Jones of YCAT-C and Chi-Ming Chien of the Neighbor Fund in greeting YCAT-C’s arrow board after its first day on the job.

Local Business Receives Neighbor Fund Loan

Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT-C) recently received a small business loan from the Neighbor Fund, a community-based and community-vetted revolving loan fund for small businesses in the Bayview community. YCAT-C used these proceeds [...]