Two U.S. Congresswomen stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sexual assault survivors on the U.C. Berkeley campus on Tuesday to call for federal legislation that would toughen laws on sexual harassment and violence on college campuses.
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Banjoko once lived in Oakland and was a part of the ‘90s Bay Area Hip Hop music scene. Currently, he is teaching chess and life strategies to students at Encinal High School in Alameda through...
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The son of Cambodian immigrants, Mao is a former foster child who brings a unique life journey and first-hand perspective to his advocacy on behalf of foster youth and the poor.
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Peer mediators serve as "Mr. Kyle" McClerkins’ eyes and ears around school. They listen to fellow students, help them take responsibility for their actions and decide on appropriate consequences. McClerkins’ peer mediator program is part...
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In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from...
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The Crucible in West Oakland will commemorate 15 years of teaching community welding and other fire arts with an open house on April 12 exhibiting the works of teachers, artists and students who use the...
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Oakland-based nonprofit Today’s Future Sound teaches music production to students in K-12 schools around the bay and beyond.
Born completely deaf in his left ear and “hard of hearing” in his right, Antoine Hunter is the founder and director of Urban Jazz Dance Company and the President of the Bay Area Deaf Advocates.
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3D printers allow budding designers or inventors to easily create real objects from three-dimensional designs.
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Oakland’s black youth are arrested in school at a rate that is more than double their proportion of the school population, a community nonprofit said.
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The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam,...
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Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...
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Nwe Oo, a Rakhine Burmese refugee based in Oakland, is an advocate for human rights and adamantly speaks out against domestic violence.
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The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a non-profit organization, travels to a hundred different cities around the country each year offering free foreclosure counseling.
Defense Attorney William DuBois calls the District Attorney's decision to try Richard Thomas as an adult "unconstitutional."
In a cross-cultural night of charity, an old Italian tradition mingled with an Uptown Oakland vibe to benefit urban youth.
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