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California’s Pressing Need for Latino and Black Nurses
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East Oakland’s Allen Temple Baptist Church is buzzing with chatter and upbeat music. On this warm Saturday morning, the church is hosting its annual holistic health fair.

Students from Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University, clad in blue scrubs, hustle to give eye exams and check blood pressure.

A couple tables down, Samuel Merritt’s chief diversity officer, Shirley Strong, hopes to address prospective students.