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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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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Mackites Turning Dreams into Reality

  Coach Ben Tapscott and a host of Mack alumni are mobilizing community-wide support to address the Oakland Unified School District and Superintendent Antwan Wilson on a campaign to keep McClymonds High School open. Alumni [...]
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.