The Oakland Unified School District has put its community engagement process on “reset” after plans to rebuild its central office complex blew up in its face amid community suspicions that the district was arranging to [...]
By Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson & Attorney Janice Mathis Esq. Since 2008, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have lost more than $300 million in tuition revenue due to changes in federal loan [...]
By Francisco Ortiz, Kimberly Mayfield Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein Marisol, a very effective Bay Area high school teacher, says that she never had a Latino teacher until she was in the 10th grade.
There is nothing that has more impact than giving back to the community that you have come from. Whether you are an athlete or an entertainer, you can always find ways to give back – [...]
By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News As #BlackLivesMatter protests erupted and spread across the country late last year — everywhere from Ferguson, Missouri, to Sproul Plaza — African American scholars at Berkeley asked themselves how [...]
One of the five schools that Oakland Unified School District plans to totally transform is McClymonds High School in West Oakland, where many in the school community are saying they are still confused about what [...]
By Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein American schools need Black teachers. There is considerable documented evidence that Black students do better when they have more African-American teachers.
On a school campus, seventy percent of students are detached from society and instead have become inseparable to their mobile devices. Their attention span is shortening and they often do not focus on what needs [...]
By Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Reprinted from Huffington Post Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History [...]
Granny, who is God? In her illustrated multicultural children’s book, author Carmen Bogan entertains this question that has probably lingered in the minds of most small children. <