The first Black Graduation in Oakland was held at Oakland Tech on June, 4, 2018, thanks to the co-sponsorship of the African American Student Action Planners and the College Career Center, along with the support of the PTSA, Oakland Tech, Parents, Families, and many organizations and businesses. It was held at the Oakland Technical High School Auditorium and it was a wonderful, joyful and meaningful event. Everyone who attended had a great time supporting the Black Graduates and Black Excellence.
It was an inspiring program and the speeches and the students were outstanding. The Alumni Speaker was our own Aspire and Achieve Graduate and now student at CSUEB, Rickey Jackson. Afterwards everyone was invited to the school library where food from Everett and Jones was being served.