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Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry stands with his wife Mary, along with Superintendent Antwan Wilson, his wife Tresa, School board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, staff, principals, and teachers of OUSD and church members gather to pray for the work of the school district.

OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson Visits First African Methodist Church

New Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson spoke Sunday at Back to School Youth Covering Worship service held by the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church at 3701 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.
Janice Mirikitani

Poet and Glide Foundation President Janice Mirikitani to Teach at USF

Janice Mirikitani, San Francisco’s second poet laureate and co-founding president of the Glide Foundation, has been named Diversity Scholar Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF).Mirikitani will be teaching an undergraduate course,” Poetry [...]
Oakland, Calif. City Attorney Barbara Parker poses for a photograph at City Hall, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Oakland. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

City Attorney Sues Owners of West Grand Hotel for Appalling Conditions

The Oakland City Attorney this week sued the absentee owners of the West Grand Hotel, a single room occupancy rental property that has a reputation for for drug activity and unsafe, inhumane living conditions. For [...]
Carrington Taylor, recent Dewey Academy graduate, speaks Monday  at a rally and barbecue to support the school.  Next to him at left is Dewey student Kelvyn Wallis. Photo by Ken Epstein

Students, Teachers Rally to Save Dewey

Students, teachers and community members held a barbecue Monday to muster their forces to protect Dewey Academy, a longtime continuation high school that is sitting on property at Second Avenue and E. 12th Street that [...]