Laney College students celebrate the life and work of Dr. Lynette Stevens DeFazio through dance. In 40 years with the college, DeFazio helped form the Laney College Dance Department. The program included 16 diffrent performances from a variety of eras and genres.
May 1 drew huge crowds of protesters across the nation. In Oakland, a mostly peaceful march included the Laney campus main entrance (top photo) before a return downtown where a few demonstrators bent on destruction battled with OPD as night fell.
The Asian/Asian American Students program produced a grand cultural event Wednesday and had a lot of fun. The judged event was the culmination of many students' projects examining peoples perceptions of Asian media and aesthetics. The students' efforts were accompanied by food and musical presentations.
The sports world was recently upended by the news that NBA player Jason Collins made his declaration in becoming the first male in a major U.S. team sport professional athlete to declare that he is openly gay and is still active in his sport.
African-American youth filled the first two rows of chairs lining the congregation room of the Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on April 27, clad in white t-shirts reading “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference.”