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First generation college graduate beats statistics

First generation college graduate beats statistics

Jayvona Corley,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 graduation on June 6. As the day came closer the reality set in, I was racing to get things togeth...

Ethnic studies department confronts controversial fliers

Ethnic studies department confronts controversial fliers

Erika Martinez,
Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Campus

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 this month, the ethnic studies department in Meiklejohn Hall was tagged with flyers....

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music

Tionne Johnson,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 month, the rapper was censored for performing his song “F--k Donald Trump” at Cal State East Bay...

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Speaker explains ‘traveling blackness’

Veronica Hall,
Head Layout Designer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

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 to guest speaker Dr. Manoucheka Celeste. Her presentation titled “Constructing & Crossing ...

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

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 overall quality of life is differentiated culture to culture, neighborhood to neighborhood. In Hav...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

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 free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

African-American history needs an upgrade now

African-American history needs an upgrade now

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

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, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae — who portray women engineers in NASA’s Project Mercury that ...

Cultural graduation rates and events at CSUEB

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Campus

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. The undergraduate ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m., but participating students are required to arr...

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