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Gregory Lewis holds up a childhood photograph of himself campaigning for Bobby Seale. Lewis, who now works as a lawyer in downtown Oakland, attributes the Oakland Community School with much of his success.

At historic Black Panthers school, Black teachers were key to student success

In 1973, the Black Panther Party opened an elementary school in an old church on International Boulevard. At its peak, The Oakland Community School (OCS) served around 160 students, and relied on a combination of...
Damion Square, a local Black student leader, sports a black beret in salute to the Black Panther Party at the party's 50th anniversary rally in Oakland. Photo by Rachel Loyd

The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program, 50 years later

The Black Panther Party (BPP) was founded on October 15, 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The party was a political organization that agitated for greater rights for Black people...
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Black Panther Party celebrates 50th Anniversary with hip hop concert

October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of The Black Panther Party. The celebration started on October 20, when several of the original members of the Panthers came to Oakland to recognize their achievements and their...
Photo courtesy of Fatima Nasiyr.

Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss gentrification and the future of their community

Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss food deserts, the future, and the history of their community.
Ayodele Nzinga speaks at "Here.Before.Art From a Contested Space." Photo by James Reddick.

Gentrification photo project sparks debate on West Oakland’s future

When the photographer epli came up with the project “Here. Before. Art From A Contested Space,” she had one goal foremost in mind—to spark an honest conversation about gentrification between new residents of West Oakland...
Former Black Panther Party chairman Elaine Brown, former Oakland school board member Greg Hodge, Black Panther Party founder Bobby Seale and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights executive director Jakada Imani participate in the first panel discussion of the day at the Making Connections event on Saturday.

Making Connections event addresses ways to improve life in black communities

In celebration of Black History Month, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and other community leaders hosted the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections “Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community” event on Saturday.