Community Announcements


Join the OLC at 4505 Burgers & BBQ!


Grab a friend and join us on Monday, December 3rd at 4505 Burgers & BBQ for a beer, bite, and even ice cream!

Can’t make it on the 3rd?  Visit their Laurel neighborhood location on any Monday in January and February and a portion of sales will be donated to the OLC.

3506 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland.  4505 Burgers & BBQ is family and vegetarian friendly!

Webinar:  Casualties of War:  Reading Science Denial and Racism’s Impact on African American Children

(Posted 1/9/20)

Featuring Kareem Weaver, Member of the the NAACP Oakland Branch’s Education Committee

Strong reading skills are the foundation of all academic success, yet African American students as a group score lower on most standardized tests than white students. In spite of the 2000 National Reading Panel’s conclusions that students need direct, explicit instruction that teaches phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, educational institutions are failing to implement the Reading Panel’s findings. University training has been inadequate, forcing K-12 systems to fill classrooms with under-prepared teachers who then receive little support, training, or aligned materials. African American students suffer disproportionately when not taught to read using evidence-based practices that leverage research.

Learn more and register for this provocative, hour-long webinar.

*Kareem Weaver will be speaking at our January 15th OLC Quarterly Meeting


Black Joy Parade 

February 23, 2020

(Posted 01/09/2020)

The Black Joy Parade exists to provide the Black community and allies a live experience that celebrates our influence on cultures past, present and future. We will unite a diverse community by creating a space to express each of our unique contributions to the Black experience. We invite you to be creative, be open, be present, be free.  Visit the website to attend, perform, or vend.

The OLC will be there with Afro Comic Con and the Oakland A’s with a book and reading corner for families.

Visit to learn more.

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