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Woman Old as Wisdom (Zakiya Iman Markland, right) leads the ensemble telling the life story of Oscar Clifton (Keith Wallace, left) in Ubuntu Theater Project's production of Marcys Gardley's "Dance of the Holy Ghosts" Photo: Natalie Khuen

Ubuntu Theater Project Hosts “Breaking Chains” Theatre Festival

Exciting theater festival focused on diversity and affordability features award-winning Oakland playwright, two military plays in an airplane hangar, a play entered in both the NYC and SF Fringe Festivals, and two one-woman shows – [...]
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Phil Tagami Responds to Oakland Post

Master developer Phil Tagami of CCIG responded on Thursday to questions from the Oakland Post. “The city has requested an earlier delivery date of July 2016 in January 2014 and such a date is possible [...]
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TRASH TALK: Phil Tagami’s Conflicts of Interest Could Jeopardize Trash Deal

Army Base master developer and city agent Phil Tagami has a long-term relationship with the City of Oakland that creates a conflict of interest that could possibly influence turning over base property to build the [...]
A petition gatherer sitting in front of  Oaklands Walmart on Hegenberger Rd.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

TRASH TALK: Oaklanders Say Petition Gatherers “Lie, Bully and Harass” Petitioners resort to anti-immigrant racism

Pam Drake, director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, was in her office last week when she ran afoul of Waste Management’s signature gatherers. She went outside to see for herself when she heard there [...]
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Rev. Gregory Hunter Installed as Senior Pastor of Olivet MBC

Rev. Gregory Hunter was recently installed as the Senior Pastor of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Hunter accepted his call to ministry in 1989 and preached his first sermon at Berkeley Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Under [...]
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Community Members Call for “Sustainable” Police Reforms

A coalition of police accountability activists is considering its next steps, while still smarting from city council members’ refusal to place a community-backed measure on the November ballot to create a police oversight commission.