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Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown (center) helped present a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a synthetic turf surface at the Elmhurst Campus in East Oakland. From left to right:  Raiderettes Marcy and Morgan, OUSD Board of Education President James Harris, Alliance Academy Principal Stacey Wyatt, Visit Oakland CEO Alison Best, Elmhurst Community Prep student Damian Warren, Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Elmhurst Community Prep Principal Kilian Betlach, Alliance Academy student Tavita Halatoa, East Bay Asian Youth Center Executive Director David Kakishiba, Marsha Murrington of Bay Area LISC, Raiderettes Kelly and Kindra. (Photo courtesy of Tony Gonzales/

Oakland Raiders, LISC Award $200,000 Grant to East Bay Asian Youth Center

  The Oakland Raiders and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, recently awarded the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) with a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a [...]

Hunger Strikers Take Their Fight to Save Chicago High School to Nation’s Capital 

  Activists from Chicago have been on a hunger strike for more than two weeks to save Chicago’s Dyett High School, which has been closed.   This week, two hunger strikers will join American Federation [...]
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board. Standing (l-r): President James Harris, Director Roseann Torres, Director Aimee Eng, Vice President Jody London, Director Nina Senn, Director Shanthi Gonzales, Superintendent Antwan Wilson
Seated (l-r): former Student Director Katebah Al-Olefi, General Counsel Jacqueline Minor, Director Jumoke Hinton Hodge, former Student Director Carmen Jimenez

Has Representative Democracy Broken Down at Oakland Unified?

Local residents are raising concerns about “meeting procedures” and “meeting norms” dictating the behavior of the Oakland Board of Education, which could limit board members’ ability to lead the district, as they were elected to [...]
Photo courtesy of Yasmin Anwar.

Africa’s bright young scholars take on Berkeley

  By Yasmin Anwar, Berkeley News   First comes the honeymoon, then the culture shock, followed by an adjustment period and finally mastery. That’s the “U-Curve” trajectory typically experienced by international students, according to the [...]