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The Black Student Union led a blockade of a UC Berkeley campus cafe on Dec. 4 in solidarity with the nationwide Black Lives Matters movement.

Black Students Face “State of Emergency” at UC Berkeley

Black students at UC Berkeley, saying they are facing isolation, alienation and oppression, are demanding the university’s administrators implement major changes to address the hostile campus climate at the nation’s most prestigious public university.
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“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry’s Role in 1970s Dental Program

By Kristen Bole, UCSF News A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a federal research [...]
From left to right: Pastor Michael Moore , Dr. Jenne Scott, Pastor Gerald Agee, Dr. Patricia Scott, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Pastor Marie Reems, George Holland, Bill Patterson, Dr. Lawrence VanHook, Pastor Deborah Avery, Terry O. Wiley, and Chief of Schools Dr. Allen Smith.

Pastors, NAACP, Black Businesses Back OUSD Superintendent, Demand Positive Changes

Oakland Unified School District Antwan Wilson and his new team of administrators recently met with Pastors of Oakland, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland NAACP, seeking to build rapport and support for [...]
The Metro College Success Program helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college.

SF State Receives $3 Million Award to Help Low-income, Underrepresented Students

By Beth Tagawa, SFSU News   The State of California has awarded $3 million to support the Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students at San Francisco State University and City College of San [...]
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OP-ED: Latino Students Are “Overlooked and Poorly Represented” in Oakland Unified Latinos not getting fair representation

By Jorge Lerma   Latinos make up 41 percent of Oakland’s student population and are still overlooked and poorly represented in the policy and decision-making apparatus of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
Isaac Kos-Read is the recently hired Oakland school district's Chief of Communications and Public Affairs.

Public Relation Move by School District Backfires

For someone who does not understand unions and negotiations, it might appear perfectly innocent that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) put a “polite invitation” on the teachers union Facebook page to read the school [...]