Tag Archives: Education

Mya Moreno, Morgan Lawson, and Bianca Camello attend Salesian High School in Richmond.

SCHOOL BUZZ: Transitioning to High School for Higher Learning

For some students, high school can be a scary place.   But it has been a new adventure full of experiences, opportunities and knowledge for Mya Moreno, Morgan Lawson, and Bianca Camello, students at Salesian [...]
Roni Dean-Burren
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Texas Mom Calls Out Textbook Company for Calling Slavery “Immigration”

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root   Texas mom Roni Dean-Burren took to YouTube recently to call out book publishing giant McGraw-Hill after she opened her son’s World Geography textbook and noticed a slight [...]

Unity Day Empowers Castlemont Students to Lead for Positive Change

Castlemont High School students celebrated Unity Day last week, attending workshops centered on the impacts of mass incarceration, gentrification, and racism on people of color in America.
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]

OP-ED: What Oakland Unified Can Do to Destigmatize Adolescent Pregnancy

  By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES   Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
Dr. Timothy Hawkins

Pastor Timothy Hawkins Receives Doctoral Degree

Rev. Dr. Timothy Hawkins, pastor of Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, recently celebrated a key academic achievement, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree on June 7 from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield

“Creating Joyful and Effective Schools” – Educators to Speak at Oakland Post Salon

  This month’s Post Salon will feature an interactive dialogue on the politics and practice of education. The speakers are three longtime educators in the East Bay.
Zimbabwe Davies

School Buzz: “Stay Positive and Help Others,” says Zimbabwe Davies

  Zimbabwe Davies is one focused individual who continues to spread positive energy along his journey.   As a foster youth, his aunt Desiree Jeffery took him under her wing and gave him the support [...]