Family Struggles Drive Oakland Scholar's Passion For Education, Community ActivismAlejandra Herrera isn't afraid to stand up for herself and others. At a recent rally celebrating Oakland's 510 day, the 18-year-old college-bound senior took the lead as youth coordinator for Urban Peace Movement, a non-profit that serves communities of color.
Essence Launches 'Currency Conversations' To Help Black Women Achieve Financial SuccessEssence Magazine has teamed up with Chase Bank to launch a series of 'Currency Conversations' to help black women across America achieve financial success.
The Social Engineering Project Helps Kids Of Color Get The Basics Of STEMAn organization called The Social Engineering Project has been working with kids of color to make sure they learn the basics of STEM. Founder Kevin Nichols talked to BR's host Christin Ayers about the group's activities.
UC Merced Student's Leadership Skills Honed From Family ExperiencesThe students stomp, step and sashay across the small dance studio located on the University of California Merced campus. At the center of it all is sophomore Curtavia Gill, founder and coach of the UC Merced's first step team.
New Video Shows Last Time Retired Radio Host Taliaferro Was SeenTwo weeks after he apparently vanished in Kentucky, the whereabouts of an iconic Bay Area radio talk show host remain a mystery.
San Jose College Student Reflects On Family Hardships As She Forges AheadSharing a simple, yet important family tradition reminds a San Jose college student that she takes nothing for granted as she achieves scholarly success.
Newlyweds' Non-Profit Comforts Terminal Patients With Food and FamilyA just-married couple, stung by the loss of the bride's dad, set up a foundation to provide lasting memories for family members who have a loved one with a terminal illness.
Volunteer Security Team Patrols Richmond BART Station to Keep Riders SafeWith BART rider safety a red-hot topic, one grassroots group of self-appointed security guards is doing what some say BART police are not.
Former Foster Child Building Upon His Scholarly SuccessesA Bay Area student who has always wanted to make things better for himself and his family is building a success story one project at a time.
After Devastating Loss, Student Inspired To Help Others Facing Huge HurdlesThe loss of her father marked a turning point in Olivia Di Santo's life. Now she is looking to help others facing much larger hurdles.
Immigrant Goes From Troubled Home Life To Unlikely College StudentZipping around on a golf cart on a beautiful campus tucked away in wine country, Carlos Lunas Contreras was quite literally at home.
From Foster Care To Physics Grad; UC Berkeley Scholar Beats OddsAs a young student, David Colby was told by a social worker he would never experience this kind of success.
Oakland Scholar Molds Middle Schoolers After Overcoming Own Teen ChallengesAnyone who has spent any time in a classroom filled with 13-year-olds can tell you, it can be a challenge. But for this week's Students Rising Above Scholar Sabrina Villanueva Avalos, mentoring middle schoolers a dream job that she was made for.
New Evidence In Oakland Hit-And-Run That Killed Woman's Unborn ChildNew evidence has been discovered in a hit-and-run case that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman's unborn child in Oakland last August.
Oakland Scholar Eyes College After Challenging ChildhoodTahunni Rhoades is eyeing her future and it looks pretty bright. The Oakland High School graduate is headed to University of California, Merced in the fall to study biology.