Bishop O’Dowd High School student Michael “Shawn” Cunningham II, an exemplary student who serves as a role model for his peers at school and church, has been invited to participate in Stanford Law School’s Intensive [...]
The 2nd annual Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant & Brunch is accepting applications from young girls, ages 13-18, to participate in the competition. The pageant promotes education and empowers young girls to “be the change” [...]
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. this week announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, helping to fund 661 local public school classroom projects, 301 of which support [...]
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.