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Delores Huerta

Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former State Senator Art Torres Keynote Lecture Series at Mills College

On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
The Harriet Tubman Christmas Story.

“Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” Comes to Bay Area

The musical drama “Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” takes one back in time to the day before Christmas in 1854 when Harriet Tubman discovered that her brothers, enslaved in Maryland, were to [...]
DDT

Dimensions Dance Theater Rites of Passage Youth Program Celebrates 20 Years, Dec. 7

Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African- American dance company for more than four decades, is announcing a holiday showcase of student performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its youth outreach program, [...]
Summer Matters

Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy

As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding [...]
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OUSD Gives Green Light for Social Justice Website for Teachers and Students School District had removed “Urban Dreams” after complaints by Fox News and a police union

A website with lesson plans for teaching students about social justice issues was taken offline almost eight months ago for review by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), prompting complaints that the district was censoring [...]
west oakland

OP-ED: New Businesses and Construction Are Transforming West Oakland

  Many people are aware of Oakland’s growing restaurant industry. However, Oakland is becoming the center of more upstream food production. With transportation access and empty warehouse space and transportation access, West Oakland is attracting [...]
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Obama’s Executive Action Supports Immigrants City officials applaud Obama

In a rare primetime nationally televised address, President Obama Thursday evening announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in decades. The president will circumvent Congress, extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, increase [...]