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Longtime educator and coach at McClymonds, Ben Tapscott speaks at Tuesday's community meeting at McClymonds High School. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign “McClymonds will not become a charter,” Says District Official

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday night in the school cafeteria, looking for answers from the school [...]
A protest in Oakland Monday night after the St. Louis grand jury decision. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

Special Council Hearing for Black Lives Matter, Jan. 24

City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Larry Reid will hold a special Oakland City Council hearing on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers.The meeting will examine the [...]
Post Reporter Paul Cobb (with pencil in his glasses) is shown with Dr. Martin Luther King after he interviewed him in 1965 at the end of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Other Oaklanders shown adjacent to Cobb are Will Battles (left) and Milton Hare (right).

Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion

Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.Clergy have invited young people [...]
Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, archbishop of New York; the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City in 1962 for the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. 1962 New York State Archives.

A Close Alliance Between MLK and Nelson Rockefeller Revealed

By Kevin M. Burke, Ph. D., The Root While much is being made about the new movie Selma’s depiction of the complicated relationship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson [...]
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City Grants to Green & Beautify Neighborhoods

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced $1.2 million in matching Community Challenge Grants to residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and community groups to make neighborhood greening and beautification improvements. The San Francisco [...]
Regina Jackson, president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Oakland’s Regina Jackson to Receive Citizen Humanitarian Award

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical [...]
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OP-ED: Reagan said, “Republicans and Democrats should live up to the commandments King lived by.”

“Dr. King had awakened something strong and true, a sense that true justice must be colorblind, and that among white and Black Americans, as he put it, ‘Their destiny is tied up with our destiny, [...]