Tag Archives: African American Male Achievement

Urban Peace Movement's youth member Joel Reyes facilitates a chess lesson for DetermiNation Black Men's Group. Photo by Prince White.

School suspensions cost communities and unfairly affect minorities, experts say

A recent study suggests that not only do suspensions take a toll on students, they place a financial burden on their communities. In March, the California Dropout Research Project at UC Santa Barbara and the...

Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline: examining arrests among black male students in OUSD

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.

“The Griots of Oakland” exhibition and book features the voices of young black men

Last Saturday, a group of over 100 people gathered at the African American Museum and Library in Oakland to celebrate the launch of "The Griots of Oakland," a book and exhibition about young black men...
OUSD students honored

African American students honored for perfect scores

For the third consecutive year, the Oakland Unified School District’s Department of African American Male Achievement honored students who earned perfect scores on their STAR exams, but this year's ceremony honored both young men and...
Oakland Superintendent Tony Smith at Wednesday's school board meeting. Photo by Nausheen Husain.

OUSD board postpones discussion of federal inquiry at first meeting of the year

In their first meeting of the 2012-13 school year, Oakland Unified School District board members decided Wednesday evening to postpone one of the highly anticipated items on the agenda: a discussion about the district’s response...