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Odessa White, 92

Odessa White, Nationally acclaimed Homemaker, Educator, 92 Emphasized Christian Education and Music for her 8 Children

Odessa White, a Seventh-day Adventist and educator, died on Nov. 23. She was 91. Born Dec. 23, 1920, she was a native of Wharton, Texas and her husband Benjamin White, was a native of Navasota, [...]
L to R, back row: Ayo Lewis, recipient of the 2012 Perfect Score Award, with this year’s award recipients Anton Walker, Jaylen Thompson, Cami Smith-Dahl, Tyler French, Luseni Monya-Tambi, James Alexander, Desonn Shipp, Elise Bourelly, Asha Dunn, and Sanaa Howell; front row: Gabrielle Ricks, Benjamin Wilson-Ripsom, Niera Thompson, Syler Bryant, Dominic Macmillan, Malik Ewing, Steven Edwards, Nicholas Pinon, Lewis Bowen, Tariyah Morris, and Damion Lyons. Photo courtesy of OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement.

African American Students in Oakland Awarded for Perfect Scores on State Test

Celebrating the excellence of 21 African American students who achieved 100 percent on the California Standards Test (CST), the Oakland Unified School District Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) held its 4th annual Perfect [...]
Oakland Raiders with Westlake Middle School Students.

Raiders Promote Healthy Living at Westlake Middle School

Oakland Raiders teamed up with Westlake Middle School on Tuesday to discuss the importance of healthy living and active lifestyles as apart of United Way’s Annual “Hometown Huddle” campaign. Un
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In Oakland, Community Building Key to Student Success

By Jon Leckie A group of 20 parents gather in a small cafeteria at the Oakland Housing Authority at 12th Street and Union. They sit at six tables with vases of flowers in the middle, [...]
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Report: 75 Percent of Juvenile Arrests in Oakland Are Black Males

Nearly three quarters of juvenile arrests in Oakland are African American boys, who are often picked up for relatively minor offenses, according to a study recently released by the local nonprofit Black Organizing Project, Public [...]
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OUSD Puts Some Money Behind Ending Discrimination in Schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
(L to R) Back row – Mark Perra (Faith Network), Omar Masood, McKinley Williams, Austin Holliday, Joe Nuni (Faith Network), Marnell Richardson (CalTrans mentor); middle row – Joanne Perra, Kearney Smith, Jr., Elden Suratos, Courtney Riley (OUSD Career Coordinator); front row – Randy Roth (Faith Network), Reba Maestas (CalTrans mentor), Tydesha Morris, Shelley Suratos, Elaine Suratos (CalTrans mentor), Shemeila Watkins, Aronnisha Smith, Cynthia Miniz (CalTrans mentor), Margena Wade-Green (CalTrans mentor and organizer), and Kenyon Johnson (CalTrans mentor). Photo courtesy of Faith Network of the East Bay.

West Oakland Youth Help Bay Bridge Reopening

As the old Bay Bridge closed and construction teams worked over Labor Day weekend to prepare for the opening of the new span, a number of teenagers were among those who worked tirelessly to help [...]