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Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds High Schools Slated to Be Turned into Charters

Many long-time educators and Oakland parents are raising serious questions about a new Oakland Unified School District plan to turn over five schools – including three East and West Oakland high schools – to charters [...]
Christmas in Richmond volunteers helped serve food to guests at the Nevin Community Center on Christmas Day. Photos courtesy of Christmas in Richmond.

Annual Holiday Charity Event Brings Cheer to People in Need

After nine years of helping to bring holiday cheer to the less fortunate, volunteers and organizers of Christmas in Richmond rolled up their sleeves this holiday season to give back to the community. On Christmas [...]
Cover for The Void Generation

OP-ED: Thousands of African-Americans Jailed by Void Restraining Orders

By Conrad Baldwin Did California’s courts issue thousands of void and unenforceable restraining orders between 1999 and 2007? Did those void orders cause the false arrest and jailing of thousands of young African-American men, many [...]
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Stockton’s First Black Teacher, Mrs. Wilhelmina Henry, Turns 95

The Black Employees Association of Stockton Unified School District (BEAUSD) and the Aquarian Coalition will host activities to celebrate the 95th birthday of Wilhelmina Henry.   Henry was born January 20, 1920 in Columbia, South [...]
Left to right: Publisher Paul Cobb and Troy Williams hold up a Post edition of Cobb's visit with San Quentin News at the Post offices. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Released from San Quentin, Troy Williams Builds a New Life in Video Production “A lot of the guys in there are not the same person that they were 20-plus years ago.”

Just two months after being released from San Quentin for model behavior, Troy Williams sits in the offices of The Post newspapers eager to share his story and spread a positive message to young men [...]
Protesters shut down the West Oakland BART station on Nov. 28 by chaining themselves together to a train. Photo from ABC7 News.

D.A. Goes After BART Shutdown Protesters for $70,000 Fine

A national petition has gathered over 7,000 signatures in less than a week, calling on BART to drop the charges against 14 African American “Black Lives Matter” protesters who are facing misdemeanors and as much [...]