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Troop Oakland: Meet the Radical Brownies


By Diamond 3:01 pm January 23, 2015 Believe that #BlackLivesMatter? There’s a badge for that. Oakland-based Radical Brownies are going above and beyond cookie sales.

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#Black Brunch: Disrupting White Spaces

Black Brunch NYC (Photo courtesy of Black Brunch NYC)

By Diamond 11:48 am January 5, 2015 From Oakland to New York, young protesters are taking it to brunch. Over the weekend, protesters entered popular eateries in New York and Oakland and called out the names of those killed by police violence. According to the Washington Post, more than thirty participants filled the restaurants. The […]

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Despite decline in black student suspension, huge discrepancies remain high in Oakland schools

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:08 pm October 21, 2014 Oakland’s school district has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being removed from the classroom at a much higher rate than their white peers. The findings come courtesy of a yearly report to the civil rights […]

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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

keith jones

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am September 4, 2014 A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their […]

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Teen headed to Yale surprised with shopping spree from Raiders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:52 am May 21, 2014 Last month, we reported fantastic news of Oakland scholar and athlete Akintunde Ahmad. The Oakland Technical High School senior got several offers to top-tier schools, but has decided to take his brains to Yale. And to make things better, Ahmad was blessed with a shopping spree by […]

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Oakland mother loses two sons to gun violence in less than 3 weeks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:07 am January 22, 2014 First, Dinyal New’s 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby III was slain in East Oakland on New Year’s Eve. Now, less than three weeks later, New is preparing to bury her 19-year-old son Lamar Broussard.  On Sunday, Broussard and a second man were killed as they rode in a […]

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Oakland Youth Speak Truth to Power at NAACP Leadership Conference

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:18 pm May 16, 2013 Youth in the Oakland community had the opportunity at the “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference” to ask adults the tough questions about what is happening in their community. This was not only a stage for youth inquiry, but it was also a space for youth voice to […]

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Oakland Schools Allowing Feds to Monitor Disciplinary Procedures; Ensure Fair Treatment of Black Students

Oakland School District will allow the Dept. of Education to monitor their disciplinary procedures, to ensure that Black students are not receiving harsher punishments than their white peers. Black males were suspended at six times the rate of their white counterparts during the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Hooked on Ebonics: the controversy that swirls around this “language”

By aria 2:00 pm April 5, 2012 I was shocked to recently learn about the Oakland, California school board’s 1996 decision to classify Ebonics as the official language of its African American students. At the mere age of four, I was ignorant to the political and social controversy this decision stirred up nationwide. Now, at […]

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