BGC Founder Kinberly Bryant and film-maker Shonice Johnson at the New Parkway mixer. Photos by Howard Dyckoff. Share

Black Girls Code Relaunches with expanded program, funding campaign

Black Girls CODE (BGC), a Bay Area startup that aims to redress the on-going lack of paticipation of minority women in tech careers, took to the New Parkway theater in Oakland to re-launch its educational...
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July events at Oakland’s Jack London Square, many of which Jack London would probably approve of

It’s a festive summer on the waterfront, with a packed calendar of activities at Jack London Square throughout the month of July. In addition to the events detailed below, JLS is also host to many ongoing...
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July 17: Twitter & Google headline Oakland Digital’s 3rd Annual Social Media for Small Businesses

Now in its third year, Oakland Digital's Social Media for Small Businesses is an accelerated 3-hour event that serves as a neutral, educational and learning platform for local small business owners and...
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Oakland residents deserve better from their elected officials (Community Voices)

As my son and I were walking home from his Glenview District elementary school, I noticed two men sprinting toward us, one pulling his hood over his head. I realized we were about to be robbed, right...
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First Unitarian Church of Oakland serves up free lunches for kids 18 and younger

Summer can be a difficult time for lower-income families. When school is out, kids who benefit from school lunch programs don't have access to them, and some families really struggle to come up with so many...
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Oakland Passes A Two-Year Budget Shaded Toward Public Safety (Analysis)

A two-year budget including increased funding for public safety was passed by the Oakland City Council late Thursday. The “all-in” budget compromise backed by Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Kalb and...
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Education Voices: Kahmaria Adams “EOYDC youth visit New York to learn about colleges”

By Kahmaria Adams Nine students from the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) travelled to New York City and Connecticut last April. There they visited colleges, met the president of American...
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Education Voices: Jordan Williams “Cooking Class at EOYDC”

By Jordan Williams By the time class starts students are already lined up outside the door. Outside, they wait until they can get inside the kitchen where they will make dishes that range from Italian to...
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Education Voices: LaKeisha Harris “Pathway to College takes us to New York City”

By LaKeisha Harris Nine students enrolled in the Pathway to College program traveled to New York City in April for college tours, and got to meet inspirational people. It was eye-opening for students who...
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Education Voices: Marisa Jolivette, 16, San Lorenzo High School: “Sheriff’s Explorer Program”

By Marisa Jolivette At San Lorenzo High School, the Sheriff’s Explorers Program educates students interested in law enforcement by practicing the skills of law enforcement at trainings and field...