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WBC/USNBC Middleweight Champion
Tony Hirsch with his champion belt.

Champion Fighter Tony Hirsch Fighting for Peace

Whether you’re looking to have some fun, get in a good workout or train for a competition, boxing is a great outlet to get in shape and stay active, according to champion fighter Tony Hirsch. [...]
Among the members of Eastlake United for Justice, which is opposing the new apartment tower by Lake Merritt, are: (L to R): Teresita Bautista, Nyia McClendon, Nischit Hegde, D. Alwan, Monica Garcia, Kah’lea McClendon, Mari Rose Taruc and son Kawayan, Victoria McClendon, Alma Blackwell and Amy Vanderwarker.

City Council Set to Approve Sale of City Land for Luxury Apartment Tower

The Oakland City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on a controversial proposal to sell a city-owned parcel to build a luxury apartment tower at the corner of East 12th Street and Lake Merritt.
A chorus of Oakland students, Young Gifted and Black (YGB), performed at this year's African American Honor Roll on May 11, celebrating the academic achievements of African American students in Oakland Unified School District.

Oakland Unified Celebrates 1,000 African American Honor Roll Students

For the fourteenth straight year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is celebrating the academic accomplishments of African American students across the district.   Over the 2014-15 school year more than 1,000 African American students, between [...]
Fifth grader Alexis McCain, winning elementary student of the John George Award.

West Oakland Students Win John George “Black Lives Matter” Contest

The John George Democratic Club recently recognized two West Oakland students – fifth grader Alexis McCain and sixth grader Yahya Munsar – for their winning contributions to the club’s annual art and essay contest. &n