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First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics
July 3, 2018

Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor's degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black...

For the culture of Black love

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
January 3, 2018

The definition of “black love” is not a simple one because it has a multitude of meanings according to many different people.  To some it could mean a loving relationship between a black woman and...

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown
August 27, 2017

A Cuban is a Cuban In the United States, there are African Americans, Chinese Americans, Mexican Americans and many more Americans. Although it is not directly defined by race, wealth, livelihood and...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X
May 24, 2017

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The...

‘Get Out’ tackles social, race issues

‘Get Out’ tackles social, race issues
March 15, 2017

The new film “Get Out” is a turning point as a horror movie, and hopefully will inspire future filmmakers to take a different approach to making horror movies. When I saw the trailer for “Get...

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”
March 8, 2017

On a recent cold Friday morning at the The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, the nonprofit group “For Richmond” hosted “Breakfast with Bobby Seale,” its 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration...

African-American history needs an upgrade now

African-American history needs an upgrade now
February 22, 2017

On a recent Sunday, I saw the film “Hidden Figures” at a small theater in El Cerrito with my mother. I had heard great reviews about the movie and I love the leading actresses — Taraji P. Henson,...

My quarter-life crisis

My quarter-life crisis
February 8, 2017

After five and half years of taking classes, I will finally graduate from college in June. I’m excited, and I can see the finish line as I complete this chapter in my life. However, despite my excitement,...

East Bay answers call to action

East Bay answers call to action
October 13, 2016

A seemingly endless stream of videos depicting police officers mistreating unarmed African Americans prompted former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington to ask African Americans nation-wide...

Cultural graduation rates and events at CSUEB

May 7, 2015

It’s graduation season again, as California State University, East Bay prepares for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 13. Any student who has met eligibility to graduate may participate....

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