The Office of African American Male Achievement will release reports in January that focus on its flagship program and hopes for future growth.
Oakland’s superintendent of schools Antwan Wilson has been at the helm for six months. The midwest-raised leader credits his mother, a passion for civil rights, and growing up poor for molding him into the leader he is today.
Sacred Wheel, an unpretentious cheese shop in Temescal, offers a funky menu featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon tomato soup, pickled eggs, and a Sriracha-infused sloppy Joe on what the menu calls “the trashiest bun we could find.” The eclectic menu is mirrored in the décor (a toy dinosaur with a chunk of cheese in its jaws presides over the cheese counter), and the staff (nearly all employees have a caricature of themselves on the wall, and the staff are decorated with…
On Saturday, the African-American Male Achievement Office hosted Oakland’s first GradNation event to increase graduation rates for young men of color.
The pit bull advocacy group BAD RAP celebrated its 15th anniversary. How has the climate for pit bulls changed over that time?
Measure N is a parcel tax that, if passed on Tuesday, would direct funds towards college and career preparation programs in Oakland’s high schools.
A photography and storytelling project shares the lives, now turned around, of 20 formerly incarcerated residents of Alameda County.
Chronic absence is down in Oakland public schools to 11%. But for students missing school, the impact on their achievement is significant.
Taking math class online, designing video games, working with NASA scientists to launch experiments in space—these are things students at the Urban Promise Academy (UPA) can do with the 210 laptops the Oakland Unified School District provided for the school this year.