Ethnic Studies advocates in Los Angeles won a school board resolution recently that makes ethnic studies a part of the graduation requirements. Possible courses include African-American history, Latino issues and others.
A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland. The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]
On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
The family of Michael Brown asks that we “channel your frustration to the grand jury decision in ways that will make a positive change.” Our young men are also exploited by the system of [...]
As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding [...]
A website with lesson plans for teaching students about social justice issues was taken offline almost eight months ago for review by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), prompting complaints that the district was censoring [...]
Everyone has a road to follow. But you don’t where the road will take you and how long it will take to reach the end of that road.
A new initiative sponsored by Comcast and the leaders of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) promises to create new digital opportunities for students and teachers in the city’s public school classrooms.Comcast and the school [...]
Representatives were recruiting for the Latin American School of Medicine, or Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in East Oakland this past weekend, offering students between the ages of 18-24 a chance to study medicine in [...]
Most people would consider Ralph Walker a model Berkeley High School alumnus. He ran track for two years when he was a student at BHS, graduating in 1971. He later worked as an assistant [...]