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The Citizen

Abigail McMurry, Acting President of Associated Students of Laney College, spoke against last-minute class cancellations at the May 14 Board of Trustees meeting.
Class cancellations, basic needs, and 'flying pigs' at 5/14 meeting for PCCD Trustees
Ian Waters, News Editor • June 1, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
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Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
Melanie Dixon appointed CoA President
After two years of acting appointments, the College of Alameda will finally fill the presidency with a permanent hire this summer
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024
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    Black history month events calendar

    Healing Our Souls: The Journey of Black Identity Merritt College African American Studies Department will host a panel discussion on the topic of Black Identity moderated by Professor Jason Seals in R-110, the Student Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12–1:30pm.

    “Development of All African People” Community Forum
    The Laney BSU:DAAP will host a community forum in the Laney College Student Center on the 4th floor on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6–8:30pm.

    Black History Month Film Series: “The Night Tulsa Burned” & “13th” Council member Desley Brooks and the Black Power Network, along with community and local leaders will screen The Night Tulsa Burned on Friday, Feb. 17, and 13th on Friday, Feb. 24 at Oakland City Hall at 5:50pm. Screenings followed by discussion.

    Black College Expo Fair Laney College will host the 14th annual Black College Expo for students of all ages to meet one-on-one with over 50 college recruiters on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9am-5pm.

    Film Screening: “The Birth of a Nation” at Merritt College
    Merritt College Black Student Union will host a showing of the film “The Birth of a Nation” in R-110, the Student Lounge on Monday, Feb. 20 from 12:30–3pm.

    Key Note: Dr. Shawn Ginwright at Merritt College Dr. Shawn Ginwright will deliver his key note address: “Black Youth and Radical Healing: A Candid Dialogue about Black Youth” in R-110, the Student Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 12–1:15pm.

    Laney College Holistic Health Fair The last in a series of Black History Month Events at Laney College, the Holistic Health Fair will be in the 2nd floor of the Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 11am-2pm

    “Controlling the Narrative, Who Tells Our Story” at College of Alameda COA will host a panel discussion focusing on Soldiers without Swords: Blacks in the Media in the Library (L237) on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 12pm

    Lecture: “Celebrating the Souls of Black Folk” This lecture by Professor Jason Seals concludes a series of Black History Month events at Merritt College, on Monday, Feb. 27 in A-206 from 12–1:15pm.

    “Sunday’s Dinner” at College of Alameda Soul food for COA students, staff, and faculty to celebrate the contributions of the African American & Black community in the Student Center (F) Pit on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 12pm.

    Key Note: Dr. Wade Nobles at Merritt College Dr. Wade Nobles will deliver his key note address: “Seeking the Sakhu” in R-110, the Student Lounge on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 12–1:15pm.

    Berkeley City College Black History Month BCC hosts music during the week in the Atrium, and a screening of the documentary film, 13th on Wednesday, Feb. 22

    African American Postage Stamp Exhibit in the Laney Library African American Postage Stamps are currently on display at the Laney College Library until Tuesday, Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month

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    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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