African arts showcase at UC Berkeley

The spirit of Africa was alive at the African Arts Society's "Showcase" on November 20 at UC Berkeley.

Ready to Learn Fun Fair

Children enjoyed face painting, legos and storytelling at the Ready to Learn Fun Fair at Peralta Elementary School in Oakland.

Occupy Oakland calls for West Coast Port Shutdown

Organizers say Port owners are "1%." Port begs to keep the Ports Open for 99% workers.

Oakland Labor Day BBQ hosts good time for 'fam bam'

The "I am Oakland" collective hosted the Labor Day Fam Bam BBQ at Mosswood Park on September 6.

Protest against censorship of Palestinian Children's Art

In response to censorship of Palestinian children's art by an Oakland art museum, dozens came out to protest in Oakland.

RIP Peabo Wellington

College of Alameda student Jepeabo Wellington was murdered days before the school year began.

Students gain college acceptance at Black College Fair

Hundreds of young people attended the third annual Black College Fair at Laney College, the second year the Oakland community college has hosted the event.

Laney College hosts Peralta Colleges trustees candidates forum

Candidates for the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees will be at Laney College on Tuesday, September 28 from 11:45 am to 1 p.m. in the Forum to answer questions and share their platforms. The Candidates Forum, sponsored by the Associated Students of Laney College (ASLC) and the Laney College Classified Senate will feature all the candidates for Area 3(Linda Handy and Monica Tell) and Area 5 (Dr. Bill Riley and Williams J. Mattox).

Students can ask questions to the incumbents and challengers.

This event will feature a Question and Answer session for students and other audience members to directly engage the candidates on key issues. The election will be held November 2nd.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28th from 11:45am – 1:15pm
WHERE: The Forum, Laney College

Laney College hosts Black College Recruitment Fair

After too many years of holding Transfer Day events and College Fairs with NO representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Laney College will host the Second Annual HBCU College Recruitment Fair September 15.

Students will be able to receive:
  1. ON THE SPOT Admissions and Scholarships
  2. Application Fee Waived for Many Colleges
  3. Face-to-face contact with official college admission representatives
  4. Exposure to many Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
  5. Assistance and information regarding SAT and ACT college admission tests
Bring an official transcript and ACT/SAT score(s), if taken, for each college application you plan to complete.

This FREE event will be Wednesday, September 15 from 4 to 8pm at Laney College Student Center (900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607). The College Fair is sponsored by Oakland Unified School District and Laney College in partnership with United College Action Network (U-CAN) and United Black Student Unions of California.

Documentary focuses on ghetto life in Bayview-Hunters Point of San Francisco

Russian news agency RT has a news program focusing on San Francisco's Bayview -Hunters Point neighborhood.

"USA: Prisoner of the Ghetto," takes an interesting look at the plight of Black people in southeast San Francisco.

"USA: Prisoners of the Ghetto gives a powerful portrayal of the difficult and dangerous life in the black ghettos of San Francisco," according to RT.

Video Credit: Russia Today

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