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Report Documents Decline of Black Males in Medicine

  At the largest gathering of African-American physicians and health care professionals in the country, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new report, “Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine,” that details [...]
Rev. Amos Brown

Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Housing Complex Tenants Win Last-minute Reprieve

  By Wade Woods   After several days of twist and turns, residents of the historic Frederick Douglas Haynes Garden housing complex could breathe a little easier after learning that their apartments would not be [...]
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.
Members of congregations from all around the East Bay gather for a monthly interfaith prayer vigil at the West County Detention Facility.

Community Groups Make Last Ditch Effort to Stop Richmond Jail Expansion Contra Costa County Sheriff wants to spend millions to expand West County Detention Facility

  Despite the opposition of the City of Richmond and a number of health, faith, labor and human rights groups, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve Sheriff David Livingston’s plan [...]
From left to right: Richmond Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Chevron Richmond Refinery Public Affairs Manager Patty Canessa, Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project Director Jeff Hartwig, Richmond High School senior Itzel Gonzales, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt.

Chevron Donates to Richmond Promise Scholarship Program

  Courtesy of the Richmond Standard   All students who live in Richmond and graduate from a public high school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including charter schools, will be eligible for [...]