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Lance Jackson

High-Priced Consultant Still Earning $30,000 a Month at Oakland Unified Buildings and Grounds Workers Fear They Will Be Replaced by Consultants

Lance Jackson, a $30,000-a-month, $360,000-a-year consultant hired by the Oakland Unified School District, has entered his second school year at the helm of the district’s Facilities Planning and Management Department.
After being shuttered for eight years, OUSD reopened the McClymonds High School pool on Tuesday, Nov. 3. McClymonds senior Jared Utley takes a splash! Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Makes A Big Splash with Pool Reopening

  McClymonds High School is making new waves with the reopening this week of its school pool this week, which has been shuttered for eight years.   For community members who have mobilized to preserve [...]
Front row, from left to right: Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project, Antrinette
Jenkins (Yuvette Henderson’s sister), Jameson (Henderson’s brother) and civil
rights attorney Dan Siegel announce the federal lawsuit against the City of Emeryville
and Emeryville police. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Henderson’s Family Files Suit Against Emeryville Yuvette Henderson was killed outside Home Depot by two EPD officers using military-grade assault rifles.

Yuvette Henderson’s family, represented by civil rights attorney Dan Siegel, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Emeryville and two police officers responsible for the death of Henderson. <
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes and rallied at UC Berkeley Thursday to protest racist, terrorist threats. Photo courtesy of Afro House Berkeley.

Outrageous Racist Threat at Berkeley High Sparks Outrage, Students Walk Out

Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
Corey Jones, 31, was shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer, Oct. 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of WPTV.

Church Drummer, Corey Jones, Killed by Plainclothes Florida Police Officer

  By Carlos Harrison and Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post   Stranded on a highway off-ramp at 3 a.m., waiting for a tow truck, Corey Jones was armed with a brand-new pistol and a state-issued [...]
Reggie Lyles

Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
Larry Pohlschneider with attorney Maitreya Badami

Innocent California Man Freed After 15 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

The Tehama County Superior Court in northern California has overturned the wrongful conviction of Larry Pohlschneider, a client of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), after nearly 15 years of [...]