By George Holland, president, Oakland NACCP (Thank you) Chairperson Larry Reid of the Community and Economic Development Committee…for placing on your committee’s agenda the issue of underfunding of our employment training organizations which provide [...]
A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
For someone who does not understand unions and negotiations, it might appear perfectly innocent that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) put a “polite invitation” on the teachers union Facebook page to read the school [...]
The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed doors, viewed as “family business.” Many people misunderstand what a [...]
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has recognized Ying Lee, former Berkeley City Councilmember and tireless social justice activist, as the 15th Assembly District’s Women’s History Month awardee.
A group of 17 South African teachers will come to McClymonds High School this Friday for an evening of music, performance, food, culture, and fun entitled “UBUNTU: South Africa Comes to Mack,” organized by the [...]
Local residents are organizing to attend the Wednesday, April 1 meeting of the Oakland Planning Commission to oppose the proposed sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to [...]
The Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on Saturday, March 28 will honor over 1,700 Latino Students who have maintained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of [...]
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