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Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee   An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
College Bound Brotherhood students. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Success of Young Black Men

A group of nearly 200 young Black men stood before family, friends, and the community ready to embark on their next journey in life on June 9 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation at the [...]
The Westlake community went to the June 10 school board meeting to oppose placing a charter high school on their campus. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Board Members Balk at Placing Charter High School on Middle School Campus

Several members of the Oakland Board of Education are balking at a proposal of the Oakland Unified School District administration to place a charter high school on the same campus as Westlake Middle School, leading [...]
Latino Education Network spokespersman Jorge Lerma holds a copy of the complaint filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Federal Complaint Filed Against OUSD on Behalf of English Learner Students

Several local Latino organizations filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights against the Oakland Unified School District for failing to provide adequate education to English Language Learner students.
One of those killed was Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a high school track coach and reverend at the church.

Obama Condemns Killings at Historic AME Church The killer allegedly said: “You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.”

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama responded Thursday to killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina.     “Any death of this sort is a tragedy, [...]