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Longtime educator and coach at McClymonds, Ben Tapscott speaks at Tuesday's community meeting at McClymonds High School. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign “McClymonds will not become a charter,” Says District Official

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday night in the school cafeteria, looking for answers from the school [...]
Boardmember Jody London, Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris listen to speakers at Wednesday's board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

District Seeks to Explain Redesign Process for Five Schools

Parents, students, teachers and community members are struggling to understand exactly what the district has in mind for their schools after it announced the start of a “high quality” school redesign process at five Oakland [...]
Students held signs and spoke at the school board meeting on Wednesday, opposing the school district's redesign plan. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Students and Board Members Weigh-in on School Changes

Student and teacher speakers at Wednesday night’s board meeting raised their concerns about the school redesign process that the district administration has initiated at five Oakland schools.In interviews with the Oakland Post, school board members [...]
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Bay Area Groups Call for 96 Hours of Action to “Reclaim King’s Legacy”, Jan. 16-19

Hundreds of people from more than two-dozen groups associated with the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) will join thousands around the country in 96 hours of action over the Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 16-19.In response [...]
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Two Developers in Running to Restore Historic Kaiser Convention Center

The announcement of one of the most important Oakland public works restoration projects in recent memory went virtually unnoticed during the recent mayoral campaign. Last September, the City of Oakland issued a Notice of Development [...]
Tuskegee Airmen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Two Tuskegee Airmen Die in Los Angeles the same day at age 91 Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, lifelong friends who enlisted together in the legendary all-black squadron, passed away the same day in January.

By Breanna Edwards, The Root Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the renowned all-black group of military pilots who fought bravely in World War II, passed away the same day, both at the age of [...]
(left to right) Dexter, Rev. Bernice, Martin III, and Yolanda King. Photo: Associated Press.

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

By Kate Brumback ATLANTA (AP) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. [...]