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An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]
Berkeley Mayor and MTC Commissioner Tom Bates takes to the streets of his city on Bike to Work Day. (Photo: Karl Nielsen, MTC)

Bay Area’s Bike to Work Day

In the Bay Area, Bike to Work Day will celebrate its 21st birthday on May 14 with a nine-county-wide party on wheels. On Bike to Work Day, tens of thousands of new and seasoned riders [...]
Felicia Bridges at the controls in the studio for the "Talk 2 Teacher" radio show.

Felicia Bridges Hosts Student Voices on “Talk 2 Teacher” Radio Show

Special to the Post   Students don’t often get asked their opinion about school or life, but Oakland educator Felicia Bridges is giving all students with something to say an opportunity to share their experiences. [...]
Speakers called for higher wages and better schools at a San Antonio Park rally on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parents, Students and Teachers March for Better Schools

Several hundred students, parents and teachers held a rally and marched through the streets of East Oakland this week to demonstrate their solidarity with the teachers’ union in its contract negotiations with the school district [...]
Rev. Damita Davis-Howard

Council Votes to Protect Businesses in the Path of Coliseum City Project

The City Council voted Tuesday to keep residential development out of the Oakland Airport Business Park, passing the Coliseum Area Specific Plan without the the zoning amendments that would allow market-rate condominiums and apartments to [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Bypasses School Board to Hire Jackson for $30,000 Per Month

The Oakland Unified School District administration bypassed Board of Education approval in order to pay Lance Jackson $30,000 a month to oversee the district’s multimillion dollar construction program, the Oakland Post has learned. <
Gospel recording artist Tramaine Hawkins.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Tramaine Hawkins takes Gospel to Selma and the Symphony

As a teenager growing up in Berkeley during the 1960s, Tramaine Hawkins, the daughter of Ronald and Lois “the Pie Queen” Davis, was well aware of the Civil Rights Movement. She was too busy, however, [...]
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson

Supervisor Keith Carson Hosts Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones

The fifth “Planning & Caring for Aging Loved Ones” Forum, a free event, will offer resources and assistance to seniors, their families and friends that allow seniors to age in place in their own homes.
From left to right: Pastor Michael Moore , Dr. Jenne Scott, Pastor Gerald Agee, Dr. Patricia Scott, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Pastor Marie Reems, George Holland, Bill Patterson, Dr. Lawrence VanHook, Pastor Deborah Avery, Terry O. Wiley, and Chief of Schools Dr. Allen Smith.

Pastors, NAACP, Black Businesses Back OUSD Superintendent, Demand Positive Changes

Oakland Unified School District Antwan Wilson and his new team of administrators recently met with Pastors of Oakland, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland NAACP, seeking to build rapport and support for [...]