food in the hood: Las Palmas

Annie Abernethy Charlie’s Las Palmas Restaurant, 5941 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 Open 11 a.m. until 9:30 Charlie’s Las Palmas, located near the back gate entrance of Mills College, has what seems to be a menu full of Mexican food. Don’t be fooled. As we hunkered down at our desks for a feast, The Weekly […]

Latina Heritage month

Jana Rogers The Latina Heritage month kick off event this past Thursday emphasized more than just immigrant rights. Panel speakers underscored the importance of improving working and living conditions for immigrant workers through legislation and unionization as well as fighting for voting rights to an audience of 70 students, staff and faculty. “Revolution is a […]

African American music lecture highlights politics of the industry past and present

Photo by Halie Johnson Pioneering African American double bass legend Ortiz Walton, PhD. shared his experiences on Tues., April 11 of fighting racism in orchestral music. When Walton joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra he became the first person of color to join a major symphony in the U.S. “It felt like the culmination of my […]

‘Friends of Faith’ gather to eat and raise awareness

Mills College Weekly African American women are diagnosed with breast cancer less often, but are also more likely to die then other groups of women once the disease has been found. Mills is hosting the Friends of Faith Breast Cancer Fundraiser during Black History Month to not only highlight the importance of proper detection and […]

Panel addresses student grievances

Halie Johnson Students and administration met to discuss longstanding issues about retaining professors of color and building accessibility for people with disabilities on campus on Tuesday night. The meeting resulted from a student-led silent protest of the Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 28. Tension filled the student union, where about 60 people were in […]

American Girl boycotted for alliance with Girls Inc.

Malinda Groening American Girl, a popular doll company, has recently come under the scrutiny of the American Family Association and the Pro-Life Action League for supporting Girls Inc., an organization the AFA Web site says promotes abortion and homosexuality. Executive Director of Pro-Life Action League Ann Scheilder said that they officially called a boycott on […]

ICL and Girls Inc. team up

Mills’ Institute for Civic Leadership is teaming up with the Girls Inc., an organization that has been a recent target of anti-abortion organizations. ICL received a $320,000 federal grant in November 2004. Part of the money will go toward forging a relationship with Girls Inc., which has promoted fostering girls’ leadership skills for 60 years. […]

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