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African American Female Excellence Program host first Black Girl Power Conference

The chant of “Black girl power!” chant echoed throughout a room filled with purple balloons and ribbons early Saturday morning. More than 100 girls and their mothers, teachers, mentors—and one father—filled an auditorium on the...

‘Think China’ flies Oakland students to Beijing to break cultural barriers

During a two-week educational trip to Beijing and Shanghai, Oakland teens expanded their horizons, broke cultural barriers, got a fresh outlook on life and education, and climbed the Great Wall of China .

At basketball camp, kids also drill nutrition and financial literacy skills

Known for its long history of fostering basketball stars, including legendary National Basketball Association guards like Gary Payton and Jason Kidd, the East Oakland Youth Development Center’s latest basketball camp has attracted more than 100...