Tag Archives: Merritt 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...

Africana studies community research center has a welcome debut

Guests could hear music and laughter the moment they walked through the entrance of Building L at Merritt College one chilly March evening. They were here for the community open house for the new Africana...
Nelson Mandela being recognized in 2008 for his contributions to the South African city of Tshwane. Photo Courtesy of The Good News: www.sagoodnews.co.za

You Tell Us: Mandela’s Oakland visit was turning point for young refugee

The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam,...
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...