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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
Demonstrators rally at Home Depot in Emeryville on Saturday, Feb. 21 for justice for Yuvette Henderson. Courtesy of @candesecharles, Richmond Confidential.

Protesters Shut Down Home Depot, Demand Video of Woman Killed by Emeryville Police

Over 100 protesters shut down Emeryville Home Depot last Saturday, demanding, “We want answers!” about really happened in the killing of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville police earlier this month.
LaTanya Bellow, San Leandro Human Resources Manager

San Leandro Human Resources Department Receives National Award

San Leandro’s Human Resources Department recently received a national award of excellence from the International Public Management Association for its online benefits system.   The online benefits system is used by city personnel in order [...]
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San Leandro Library Kicks Off 2015 Big Read Program

Community members are invited to celebrate reading by taking part in the 2015 San Leandro Big Read, the largest reading program in the U.S. that brings together partners from across the country to encourage reading [...]
Illustration of African hero Akiti in the book, "Akiti the Hunter." Photos courtesy of author.

Author Denise Ajayi-Williams Kicks Off Book Tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” African Super Hero

In celebration of Black History Month, author Denise Ajayi-Williams is kicking off her Bay Area book tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” the book adapted from a West African folktale that chronicles the heroic battle of [...]
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Trajes Regionales de Mexico Opens at the San Leandro Public Library

The San Leandro Public Library is partnering with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno in order to present “Trajes Regionales de Mexico” (Regional Costumes of Mexico), a breathtaking exhibit showcasing a collection of costumes [...]
Book cover of "Granny, Who is God?" 2014. Illustration by Virginia Jourdan.

Writer Carmen Bogan Promotes Literacy with Children’s Book

Granny, who is God?   In her illustrated multicultural children’s book, author Carmen Bogan entertains this question that has probably lingered in the minds of most small children. <