Video: Hear from Vallejo couple who stress power of Black love, education in Oakland protest

Louis Michael’s college graduation was canceled over the summer, but the Vallejo resident still wanted to walk in his cap and gown.

So he wore it to a protest on May 29 in Oakland with a Black Lives Matter T-shirt under the gown. Sarahbeth Maney’s photograph of Michael standing with his fist in the air in front of police officers went viral. It was Michael’s first protest. Four days later, on June 2, the direction of Michael’s life changed when Sean Monterrosa, a 22-year-old San Franciscan, was fatally shot by Vallejo police. He was the 19th person killed by Vallejo police since 2010.

Michael, 23, had planned to go to graduate school. Instead, in June, he started Vessels of Vallejo, a community organization to fight the oppression of marginalized people. In August, he began his campaign for a seat on the Vallejo City Council.  He only captured 37% of the

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Tommy Heinsohn’s broadcasting career filled with disdain for officials, love for Celtics

Heinsohn, who died Monday at 86 years old, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and coach. But to generations of Celtics fans, he was best known as the color analyst alongside Mike Gorman for 39 years on the team’s regional television broadcasts.

Heinsohn was informed, opinionated, quick to laugh, and intolerant of slow-paced offenses and any referee with a functioning whistle.

He was such an essential part of the fabric of the Celtics viewing experience, even with a reduced role in recent years as he battled health problems, that the sad news of his deathbrought at least a few fleeting smiles when some of his more famous comments and catchphrases flickered to mind.

Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman were together for several years.
Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman were together for several years.Jim Davis

He made hustling, limited forward Walter McCarty a cult hero among the fan base in the late 1990s with

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Love it or hate it, here’s how the Electoral College came to be

CHICAGO — As they do every four years, pundits and newscasters again are explaining why we choose a president in the peculiar way we do. By now, our customary amnesia has set in.

a group of people sitting at a table with a cake: In this file photo, staffers organize state's ballots during the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election during a joint session of Congress, on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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In this file photo, staffers organize state’s ballots during the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election during a joint session of Congress, on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Millions of Americans voted for president on Nov. 3, but it is the 538 electors in the 50 states and the District of Columbia who will decide the race when they cast their ballots on Dec. 14. The contemporary mantra “one man, one vote” doesn’t apply. Here is why.

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, there was limited sympathy among the Founders for allowing the average citizen to vote for president.

George Mason, a Virginia delegate, considered

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There’s a new hot college QB prospect, and Joe Theismann is ‘in love’

Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields still take the top two quarterback prospect spots for the 2021 NFL Draft, but there’s a new name flying up draft boards. 

Get to know BYU quarterback Zach Wilson because NFL talent evaluators are already well aware. 

Wilson has led the Cougars to an 8-0 record while completing 75 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He has prototype NFL size at 6-foot-3 and 210 lbs. and the type of pocket presence that scouts love on the pro level while still able to run. 

And the hype train is building, particularly after BYU demolished 21st-ranked Boise State on Friday night by a final score of 51-17. Wilson threw for 359 yards and two TDs in that game while completing 21 of 27 throws. 

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Former Washington Football quarterback Joe Theismann was ahead of

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How Oklahoma State safety Tre Sterling’s love for graphic design complements his football career

“It’s a different talent, but in a way, it’s the same,” Suzana said. “It’s a new generation talent.”

Along with designing graphics, Tre can edit sports videos, a skill that has allowed him to simultaneously promote his talents in digital media and football. In high school, when he was an under-the-radar recruit, he put together his own highlight reels and shared them with coaches to get noticed.

He didn’t do it for only himself, though.

Sterling produced highlight tapes for his Sunnyvale teammates, and his acts of kindness for friends have continued in Stillwater. He has assembled graphics that feature football players and other athletes such as wrestler Boo Lewallen, and an OSU Athletics video about Sterling includes an image of the album cover he created for defensive back Kanion Williams, who makes rap music.

Whenever fellow Cowboys have design requests, Sterling is willing to work.

“I obviously don’t charge

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Discover a new career you’ll love at All-State Career

Welcome to All-State Career Schools!

All-State Career was founded to provide you with the quality training necessary to meet your career objectives in many of the largest industries in the country ranging from healthcare and trades to commercial driving. In addition to offering CDL training in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we offer dental assisting classes, a welding technology program, electrical systems technology training and so much more.

Many of the high-demand industries have long recognized the need for professionally trained employees. By today’s rigid standards, the old “trial and error” and on-the-job training methods are unacceptable. There’s a better way! With the CDL training school at All-State Career, you can achieve success. Our technical school can help you work toward a positive future, job satisfaction and financial freedom!

The difference at All-State Career is that we do more than just prepare you for a job. We want you to

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