The Pioneer

The Pioneer

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...

Ethnic studies department confronts controversial fliers

Ethnic studies department confronts controversial fliers
June 2, 2018

Although Cal State East Bay prides itself on being one of the most diverse universities in the nation, the student body has still not been able to escape getting caught up in racial and political debates. Earlier...

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music
May 24, 2018

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this...

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Speaker explains 'traveling blackness'
October 19, 2017

Sounds of Celia Cruz and The Fugees carried through the atmosphere as students and faculty filed into the Biella Room of CSU East Bay’s library on Monday. The music was catchy but held a deeper meaning...

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...

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,...

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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