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Left to right, Isaiah Fortenberry with brother John Eric Fortenberry, cousin Gabriel Thomas and classmate Mikaela Sasada - Grass Valley representatives of the OUSD District K-12 Science Fair at Chabot Space and Science Center.

Future Scientists Celebrated at Chabot Space and Science Center

Special to the Post: The Oakland Unified School District’s K-12 Science Fair celebrated future scientists May 21 at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. Now in its I56th year, the event displays the [...]
Tyra Watkins', 15, struggle with sickle cell anemia has caused her to endure multiple blood transfusions in the past.

Tyra Watkins Blood Drive, May 31

The Randle and Watkins families, in conjunction with the Second Baptist Church Health Ministry, are working together again to sponsor the 9th American Red Cross blood drive in honor of 15-year-old Vallejo resident Tyra Watkins, [...]
Graduates celebrate their achievements together at the College Bound Brotherhood Ceremony. Photo: Tiffany Price, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Graduates

Representing high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh and Pebble Beach, some 120 graduating high school students participated Tuesday night at the College Bound Brotherhood’s graduation celebration at the Kaiser Center in Oakland.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Tuesday visited Cypress Mandela Training Center at 2229 Poplar St. in Oakland. L to R: Congressperson Barbara Lee; Perez; Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela; and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council, which established the center in 1993 in response to the devastation caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Photo by Ken Epstein.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Cypress Mandela Training Center

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Tuesday visited the Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland, a nationally recognized program that helps expand opportunities for workers and strengthens the pipeline [...]
City Administrator Fred Blackwell's office donated work boots and supplies to four construction workers from Oakland this week to help them in the process of qualifying for jobs on the Oakland Army Base. Left to right, Johnny Evans, Fernander Thompson, Otis Duckett, Jonothan Dumas, employment services supervisor with the Contract Compliance & Employment Services Division, and Jeffery Duckett. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Black Construction Workers Overcome Obstacles to Land Army Base Jobs

Four experienced Oakland construction workers have been trying for years to qualify for jobs that have been promised to local residents on the Oakland Army Base development but have found themselves mired in union, bureaucratic [...]
Oakland Army Base.

Activists Threaten to File Civil Rights Complaint Against Army Base Project Complaint could jeopardize $25 million in federal funds

Oakland community environmental leaders have notified the city that they are prepared to file a formal federal Title VI civil rights complaint over the negative impacts on air quality of the Oakland Army Base development [...]