Tag Archives: South County

BYA Starts New Reentry Program

Through a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Labor Community-based Job Training Grant awarded to the Peralta Community College District, Berkeley Youth Alternatives’ (BYA) new Reentry Program under Dionne Carter, MPH is designed for previously incarcerated [...]

Whitney Merritt Lester, 97

Whitney Merritt Lester was born Sep. 27, 1916 in Beaumont, Texas to the union of Whitney and  Carnellia Lester.  At an early age he accepted Christ and was baptized at the Church of the Living [...]

Black Holiday Gift Show

On Dec. 11 and 12, the African American Businesses Exchange will hold its 25th Annual Holiday Gift Show at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center; one of the newest sponsors of the Holiday Gift Show is [...]