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Oakulture: 16 Cowries’ Free-Flowing Ritual; “Strutters for Life” Tells Untold History of Street Dance

Upon exiting the elevator on the third floor, visitors to San Francisco's African American Art and Culture Complex are greeted by a colorful, large mural spanning an entire wall. It’s a vibrant, resonant...
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Deborah Acosta, San Leandro’s dark fiber and innovation maven

"How's my day?  My day goes ZOOM!  That's how it is for me." These are the opening words from San Leandro's new Chief Innovation Officer, Deborah Acosta, an Oakland resident who is the co-founder of local...
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39th Annual Black Cowboys Parade comes to Oakland Oct. 5

By postnewsgroup The Oakland Black Cowboys Associates (OBCA) will host its 39th annual Black Cowboys Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 5th. OBCA continues the legacy of its founders by honoring...
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Oakland Private Industry Council awarded employment services contract by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

By Ashley Chambers The Oakland Post The Oakland Private Industry Council (Oakland PIC) was awarded a $2.5 million-per-year contract this week by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to manage the...
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OUSD puts some money behind ending discrimination in schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias...
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Oakland Military Institute charter school gets $100K in help to bridge the digital divide

When kids don’t have computers at home, their ability to do the kind of Internet-based homework that most kids do, or read up on world events, or access homework tutorials or even explore is sorely...
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Teach Tomorrow in Oakland recruiting this fall (Sponsored post)

Research suggests that nationwide, three out of every 10 students drop out of high school. For students of color, the statistics are most alarming and for African Americans, that number is near half and...
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Noel Gallo, Juvenile Curfews And The Politics Of Personal Experience (Analysis)

A younger Noel Gallo once walked the late night streets of Oakland. “Growing up in the city of Oakland as a teenager, I knew what the curfews was because I was one individual picked up by law enforcement and...
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Oakland Social: The Octopus hugs local social life with eight open arms

In the Age of Enlightenment during 17th and 18th century Europe, the salon emerged as a social gathering hosted by a refined lady in her drawing room, to recite poetry, play music, exchange ideas, engage in...
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19 things to do around Oakland — with way more food and music than meetings — September 27 – October 3

It's a plurality of food and music this week: two of our favorites! There's also a really interesting "other" category that includes a large open-to-the-public party in an awesome venue, popular astronomy, a...