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Oakland Progressive Campaigns Score Major Victories Overwhelming Wins for Renters Protection, Police Accountability, Rebecca Kaplan

Local community organizations and progressives are celebrating overwhelming victories for improved renter protections (Measure JJ), police accountability (Measure LL) and the reelection of At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, a champion of police reform and affordable housing [...]
Oakland Tech students walked out of classes Wednesday morning and held a rally in front of City Hall. They've been joined by thousands of student demonstrators protesting across the country. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Protests Rock Bay Area Following Trump Election

High school students in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area were among those who flooded the streets Wednesday and Thursday to condemn Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. &
“I realized you can make a really huge impact by making films," said Guinea. "You can change public opinion and reach the hearts and minds of people you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to. For me the priority was documenting the experiences of the Latino community and queer communities of color.”

SF State Student Receives Prestigious Princess Grace Award for Film

  By Mary Kenny, SF State News   SF State graduate student Candy Guinea recently received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award, which honors a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film [...]
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Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race

In the final days before Oaklanders go to the polls, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), funded by pro-charter school billionaires, is sending out negative mailers to voters’ homes.
Sequoia Elementary School parent Tony Daquipa speaks Tuesday at a rally in front of Oakland Unified Unified School District’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parent Rally Asks Oakland Voters to Reject Billionaire-Funded School Board Candidates

A group of Oakland parents and community members held a press conference and rally this week at Oakland Unified School District headquarters calling on voters and candidates to reject the influence of out-of-town billionaires who [...]
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Community Leaders Support Kharyshi Wiginton in D-3 School Board Race

  Demanding new leadership, former school Boardmember Greg Hodge and other Oakland Black leaders have endorsed Kharyshi Wiginton for District 3 School Board.In her campaign to unseat incumbent Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Wiginton opposing corporate donors who [...]
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School Board District 7 Race Pits Grassroots Campaign Against Big Money Chris Jackson is challenging incumbent James Harris

The East Oakland school board District 7 race, which includes Castlemont High, Brookfield Elementary and Elmhurst Community Prep, has become a focus of the national battle over the future of public education, judging by the [...]
Roslyn M. Brock

NAACP Calls for Moratorium on Charter Schools

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors ratified a resolution last Saturday adopted by delegates at its 2016 107th National Convention calling for a moratorium on charter [...]
“There is a common stereotype that Asian Americans in particular are the model minority and that they have no trouble graduating from SF State. However, this is far from the truth when one looks at data by ethnicity, income and also disability,” said Grace Yoo, professor and chair of Asian American Studies. Yoo will oversee the new ASPIRE program in partnership with co-investigator Luoluo Hong, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

SF State Receives $1.5 million Grant to Boost Graduation Rates

By Mary Kenny, SFSU News   San Francisco State University will launch a new program, funded by a five-year, $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant, designed to improve retention and graduation rates of high-need, [...]