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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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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 SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Teen headed to Yale surprised with shopping spree from Raiders

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 members of the Oakland Raiders. 

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

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 car. 

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Oakland Youth Speak Truth to Power at NAACP Leadership Conference

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 be amplified and heard. The youth spoke 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”

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 19, I can understand the problematic implications […]

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