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Keith Bowman

SF State Joins Groundbreaking Bioengineering Center

San Francisco State University will join a groundbreaking cell engineering center based at UC San Francisco (UCSF) aimed at adapting tools from engineering, the physical sciences and computer science to design automated machines around living [...]
Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Torres, Hutchinson and Trenado Run in Oakland District 5 School Board Race

Three candidates are actively campaigning for the District 5 seat on the Oakland Board of Education: incumbent Roseann Torres, Oakland native and school activist Mike Hutchinson and middle school teacher Huber Trenado, who is part [...]
Castlemont players lie on their backs with their hands up during the anthem while Kaepernick takes a knee. (Twitter/kirkmorrison).

Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest

As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (center) and Dolores Huerta (third from right) recently honored Martin Luther  King Jr. Freedom Center students who participated in a voter registration drive in Central California.

Youth Report on Voter Registration Drive

Dolores Huerta, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and youth of the Martin Luther king Jr Freedom Center participated in a well-attended Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center report back of the center’s summer of voter engagement in [...]
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NAACP Hosts School Board Candidate Forum

The NAACP, in conjunction with Oakland Alliance of Black Educators, Elders of Oakland, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and Pastor Gerald Agee, will host a candidate forum Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 [...]
Brandon Nicholson, director of the Hidden Genius Project accepts funding from AT&T, part of AT&T’s “September Giving” initiative which includes weekly contributions of $20,000 or more to four community organizations helping to empower the students and residents of Oakland.

AT&T’s “September Month of Giving”

Every OUSD student will be assured free tuition their first semester at any of the four Peralta community colleges in the East Bay.   “Our intention is to empower organizations that help inspire, boost academic [...]
From left: Antwan Wilson, superintendent, Oakland Unified School District; Dee Johnson, executive director, Lend A Hand; and Geoffrey Pete of Geoffrey’s Inner Circle. Photo Credit- Gene Hazzard.

Lend A Hand Hosts Backpack Giveaway for 11,000 Students

The Lend A Hand Foundation, now in its 19th year of giving, hosted a Stay In School/Backpack Giving Program kickoff earlier this month at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in downtown Oakland.