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A lifeguard with her students at the swim lagoon at Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch. Photo courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District.

Youth Job Opportunities at East Bay Regional Parks

Each year, the East Bay Regional Park District hires more than 400 young people to work in parks, offices and visitor centers. Opportunities include: summer and academic internships working in administration, public safety, operations, finance, [...]
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Dr. David Tom Cooke, Oakland Native, Receives Cal Alumni Excellence Award

Dr. David Tom Cooke, a graduate of the Oakland Unified School District and the son of two former principals in the district, is a winner of this year’s Cal Alumni Association’s Excellence in Achievement Award.
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Community Fundraiser for Jabari Shaw

Nearly one month has passed since U.S. Marshals chased the wrong man through Fruitvale, leading to a car accident with a paratransit vehicle. Initial media reports labeled the “suspect” as a “violent fugitive.” Activists quickly [...]

OP-ED: Oakland Needs Office of Race and Equity “Become comfortable with being uncomfortable"

By Desley Brooks It is widely known now that I have called for an office of Race and Equity to be established in the City of Oakland. Voices have risen up across our entire city [...]
Mahlik Smith won Northern California's prestigious honor as Boys & Girls Club Outstanding Youth of the Year for 2015.

McClymonds High Senior Mahlik Smith Wins Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Scholarship

At the age of 18, Mahlik Smith is one step closer to becoming Youth of the Year of the National Boys and Girls Club. Gaining the Regional title Tuesday at the State Capitol in Sacramento, [...]
Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is holding an International Reparations Summit in New York this week.

International Black Reparations Summit Meets This Week

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a leading research, policy and advocacy group with offices in New York and Baltimore, is holding an International Reparations Summit this week at various sites across [...]