.Nuria Marquez Martinez

Dec 13, 2018

Should Oakland Schools Finally Try to Integrate?

Lakisha Young (right) of The Oakland Reach believes education is a game-changer. Credits: PHOTO COURTESY LAKISHA YOUNG Lakisha Young’s grandmother was...
Aug 15, 2018

Best Youth-Led Nonprofit: RYSE Youth Center

The RYSE Youth Center opened its doors in 2008, but the vision and ideas behind the Richmond space began around 2000. RYSE...
Jul 11, 2018

Surviving in the Hospital Desert

A few months ago, Kathleen Sullivan was at work when she got a phone call: Her husband had been shot in the...
Jul 11, 2018

The Richmond Museum of History Grows to New Heights Under Executive Director Melinda McCrary

Executive Director Melinda McCrary works to inspire civic pride. Credits: Photo by Darryl Barnes It's hard to keep up with Melinda...
Jul 4, 2018

East Bay Activists Push for a Bigger Fight

Protesters marched for 12 hours in front of the West County Detention Facility on June 26. Credits: Photo by Drew Costley Last weekend, thousands...
Jun 27, 2018

OUSD’s Restorative Justice Program Threatened By Budget Cuts

Community-building circles encourage respect and healthy relationships. Credits: Photo courtesy of Restorative Justice Kusum Crimmel is notorious for making her students cry — a...
Apr 24, 2018

A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Christi Carpenter founded Homeless to Homecoming after hosting a homeless Cal student in her house. Credits: Photo by Clayton J. Mitchell After Steven Brown was released...
Mar 14, 2018

Oakland Tech Students Call for Stricter Gun Control at Walk-Out

Students at Oakland Technical High School braved the rain on Wednesday as they walked out of their classrooms to show their support for gun...