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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.
From left to right: Richmond Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Chevron Richmond Refinery Public Affairs Manager Patty Canessa, Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project Director Jeff Hartwig, Richmond High School senior Itzel Gonzales, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt.

Chevron Donates to Richmond Promise Scholarship Program

  Courtesy of the Richmond Standard   All students who live in Richmond and graduate from a public high school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including charter schools, will be eligible for [...]
Laney College, located next to Lake Merritt, serves nearly 12,000 students in Oakland and is the largest of the four Peralta Colleges. Photo courtesy of Verde Design.

Peralta Colleges Receive Accreditation Warnings

    Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College – the four community colleges that make up the Peralta Community College District – have been issued warnings and imposed probations by [...]
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OP-ED: Greek Organizations Help Black Students on the Path to College

By Troy Williams   A few days ago, I was introduced to a group of Black Greek letter organizations.   Initially, I assumed the organization was comprised of Blacks with Greek heritage but quickly learned [...]