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Student honorees at a previous year's Latino Student Honor Roll.

Oakland Honors High Achieving Latino Students

The Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on Saturday, March 28 will honor over 1,700 Latino Students who have maintained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of [...]
Hong Yen Chang, a Yale Law School graduate and already a New York lawyer, was barred from practicing law in California in 1890. Rachelle Chong.

125 Years Late, Chinese Lawyer Earns Right to Practice Law in California

By Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee Acknowledging a “sordid chapter” in state history, the California Supreme Court ruled last week that a Chinese immigrant denied the right to practice law in California 125 years ago because [...]
UC Berkeley campus.

Demystifying UC Berkeley for Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, Women, LGBTQ and Formerly Incarcerated

By Troy Williams   African Americans represent approximately 20 percent of the men and women in the Army and Marines, and 17 percent of the Air Force and Navy, according to the Military Times. However, [...]
Organizers who attended the Bus Rapid Transit community meeting Wednesday evening at Allen Temple in East Oakland were  (left to right): Redana Johnson, Towanda Sherry,  Esther Goolsby, Cesar Fragoso, Jorge Hernandez, Mabel Tsang, Marina Muñoz, Omyinye Alheri, Davida Small, and Evelyn Sanchez. ​ Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Community Pushes for AC Transit Project without Displacement

Neighbors gathered at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland Wednesday night to discuss their concerns about the new AC Transit project, called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The project will build high-speed bus service along [...]
Castlemont High School.

OUSD: McClymonds, Fremont, Castlemont Will not Become Charter Schools

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has announced that by a March 12 deadline, it has received letters of intent to design proposals for four schools that are part of the district’s intensive support school [...]
(left to right) Becky Huang and Jeff Boyd of the Neighbor Fund, and Yamilet Gonzalez of Renaissance Bayview join Yolanda Jones of YCAT-C and Chi-Ming Chien of the Neighbor Fund in greeting YCAT-C’s arrow board after its first day on the job.

Local Business Receives Neighbor Fund Loan

Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT-C) recently received a small business loan from the Neighbor Fund, a community-based and community-vetted revolving loan fund for small businesses in the Bayview community. YCAT-C used these proceeds [...]