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Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB’s Earth Week

Journalist Yessenia Funes opens CSUEB's Earth Week
May 10, 2018

Yessenia Funes, an environmental journalist for the blog Earther, gave a keynote speech to kick off Earth Week at CSUEB, April 23 through 27. She gave an informative and poignant presentation in the Multipurpose...

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat

San Leandro High School was on lock down after threat
March 14, 2018

Racist graffiti prompts closure A lockdown was issued yesterday at San Leandro High School around 11 a.m. after graffiti was discovered in a boys bathroom stall that read, “I’m shooting the School...

Racism on the rise in Albany

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October 19, 2017

The city council meeting on Monday featured an Albany resident and her two young children, who experienced and witnessed racism and hate crimes. “If we are a sanctuary city, our foundations are cracking.”...

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...

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco

Right-wing ‘Freedom Rally’ planned for Saturday in San Francisco
August 23, 2017

Patriot Prayer, a Portland-based political and self-professed free speech organization has received approval from the National Park Service to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Chrissy Park in San Francisco...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself
August 16, 2017

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis,...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president
August 16, 2017

What Happened? President Donald Trump spoke on Monday about the “Unite the Right” and counter-protest rallies that clashed on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia leading to three deaths and 34...

Hayward already a no-discrimination zone

Hayward already a no-discrimination zone
June 7, 2017

About six years ago, Linda Moore, an African American, was shopping near the fruit section of her local Safeway grocery market when a young Latina woman approached her and asked, “Can you get...

‘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...

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Oscar flub just one flaw in show
March 1, 2017

As I watched the cast and crew of “La La Land” accept the best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, I was mad. I thought about how African Americans won both best supporting actress,...

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus
January 6, 2017

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the...

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country
November 17, 2016

The current political climate in this country is the most toxic it’s been in my lifetime. In a mad dash to prove themselves right—because nothing is worse than a newspaper admitting that it got something...

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