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Oakland Future Quartet and Sheila E post for a picture at the Elevate Oakland concert at the Fox Theatre. Photo by Christopher Victorio.

All-Star Concert Raises over $110,000 funds for Oakland Schools

Well known artists and musicians performed to a packed audience at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Saturday evening for a special benefit concert in support of Elevate Oakland, a collaborative effort that brings music and [...]
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Local Educators Work to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

Oakland needs a “racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teaching force that reflects” the students who attend the city’s schools, said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, speaking on the “State of Education: Our Work to Increase Successful [...]
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John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
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Oakland Students Meet Classical Pianist Terrance Wilson

By Barbara Fluhrer East Oakland Leadership Academy students and faculty attended a concert last Saturday evening at Holy Names University’s Regents Theatre featuring internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson.The day before the concert, the students had [...]
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Dr. Howard Fuller to Discuss Options for African American Students

The Oakland Alliance of Black Educators, in partnership with Great Oakland Public Schools, will host the discussion, “School Options for African American Families”, with Advocate Dr. Howard Fuller, December 14th from 1pm – 4pm.
Ralph Bunche High School Cook Guillermina Ramos (center) poses with students after winning the high school breakfast challenge. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Got Milk? Awards Ralph Bunche High School $3,000

The California Milk Processor Board, creators of GOT MILK?, partnered with the Oakland Unified School District to execute the high school breakfast challenge in the area, encouraging students to start the day off right with [...]
Oakland Raiders  Usama Young (#26), Brandian Ross (#29), and Shelton Johnson (#42) pictured with Head Coach Jaycee Goree and staff members of his coaching staff, National Guard representative and Raider cheerleaders after being honored as "Coach of the Week". Photo by Spencer Whitney

Raiders Recognize Oakland High School Coach Jayce Goree

Head Coach Jayce Goree of Oakland High School on Tuesday was presented with the Oakland Raiders “Coach of the Week” after his Wildcats defeated Oakland Tech 14-12, improving record to 3-5.
L to R, back row: Ayo Lewis, recipient of the 2012 Perfect Score Award, with this year’s award recipients Anton Walker, Jaylen Thompson, Cami Smith-Dahl, Tyler French, Luseni Monya-Tambi, James Alexander, Desonn Shipp, Elise Bourelly, Asha Dunn, and Sanaa Howell; front row: Gabrielle Ricks, Benjamin Wilson-Ripsom, Niera Thompson, Syler Bryant, Dominic Macmillan, Malik Ewing, Steven Edwards, Nicholas Pinon, Lewis Bowen, Tariyah Morris, and Damion Lyons. Photo courtesy of OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement.

African American Students in Oakland Awarded for Perfect Scores on State Test

Celebrating the excellence of 21 African American students who achieved 100 percent on the California Standards Test (CST), the Oakland Unified School District Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) held its 4th annual Perfect [...]