Tag Archives: Laney College

Formerly incarcerated students return to school

Last year in June, East Bay-resident Dieudonné Brou graduated from UCLA in African American studies. During his commencement speech, he revealed himself as formerly incarcerated. Even though higher education offers a chance to break the...

Oakland women welders spark inspiration in next generation of tradeswomen

Women have traditionally had very low numbers in welding-related trades across the country. In the Bay Area, teachers and organizations are working to increase access and opportunity for women in industrial fields.

Oaklanders voice opinion about new A’s stadium at Peralta College meeting

More than 100 community members attended a rare standing room-only meeting of the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. The unusually large crowd came out to share their opinions about the proposed...

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra preps for winter concert

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold a winter concert on February 21 at the San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center.
Mix'd Ingrdnts dancers rehearse hip hop routines.

All-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, brings waacking to Oakland

Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...

Making Connections event addresses ways to improve life in black communities

In celebration of Black History Month, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and other community leaders hosted the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections “Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community” event on Saturday.
Saturday's meeting about the future of Chinatown and the area near Lake Merritt BART attracted a crowd of more than 50.

Parks, taller buildings and bike-friendly streets planned for Lake Merritt BART area redevelopment

The area around Lake Merritt BART, including Chinatown and Laney College, could see taller buildings, new park area, and more pedestrian and bike-friendly streets in the next 25 years as part of a development effort...

Laney College’s 9th Floor Radio brings Oakland’s music scene to the Internet

9th Floor Radio is not a “regular” radio station. It has no call letters, and no frequency where its shows can be heard playing over the airwaves. Tucked inside a portable building with no address...

Parents voice their anger about school closures, move to recall OUSD board members

More than a hundred parents and teachers packed the Oakland Unified School District’s boardroom for Wednesday night’s meeting, with dozens more watching from the 4th floor overflow room, following a march from Laney College earlier...

Students learn about historically black colleges at recruitment fair at Laney

Representatives from over 40 historically black colleges admissions offices met with Bay Area high school students at Laney College in downtown Oakland for the Third Annual Historically Black College Recruitment Fair.
Although Proposition 19 failed during the election, many students think that recreational marijuana will remain readily available. Photo by Scott Bransford.

Students: Failure of Prop 19 impacts recreational use little

Gabriel Rodriguez sat in the student center cafeteria at Laney College the day after the legalization of marijuana in California went down in defeat. Rodriguez, who voted in favor of the initiative, sounded resigned saying...