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The Greenlining Institute President Orson Aguilar speaks before guests at the nonprofit's grand opening at 360 14th St. in downtown Oakland. Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney and State Senator Nancy Skinner were among those in attendance on Friday.

Oakland Post & El Mundo Find a New Home in Downtown The Greenlining Institute’s new building provides space to several community organizations

Last Friday, The Greenlining Institute hosted a grand opening event at its newly renovated building in downtown Oakland, where the Oakland Post and El Mundo are also newly located.   Formerly a dilapidated bank office, [...]
About 150 people attended the school district´s town hall meeting Saturday to talk about the hiring of a new superintendent of schools.

Oakland Parents Demand New Schools Chief Who Works for Black, Latino and Special Ed Students

A growing number of parents, students and educators are signing petitions and attending town hall meetings to demand the Oakland Board of Education hire a new superintendent for the public schools who has long term [...]
BART car in Oakland Coliseum station.

BART Moves to Board the Sanctuary Movement Train Sanctuary in transit may be the first of its kind in the country

Boarding the Bay Area’s sanctuary movement, BART may soon become the country’s first sanctuary transit system for the thousands of immigrants who ride the trains daily.   Last week, BART Directors Lateefah Simon and Nick [...]

McClymonds High School Raises Money for South Africa Trip

  This past Sunday, a few of MACK’s State Championship football players, cheerleaders, and other students from the OUSD Alternatives in Action Program at MACK could be seen washing cars in the school parking lot [...]

Berkeley: City Council Passes Initiative to House the Homeless

  As many as 1,200 people live on the streets in Berkeley – nearly 10 percent of the population. In recent weeks, two un-housed people died of exposure – a direct symptom of the housing [...]

San Francisco’s Dr. Monique Morton Discusse Guns & God in New book, “Restorer of the Breach” 

It was early in 2013 when shootings and murders were happening at an alarming rate in the Ocean View section of San Francisco.   The residential neighborhood has been an African American community on the [...]
Darnell Mason

Oakland Native Provides Force Health Protection for U.S. Navy Sailors

  By Kayla Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach A 1995 Skyline High School graduate and Oakland, California native is serving in the U.S. Navy at the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU).   [...]
Cat Brooks (center) of the Anti Police-Terror Project  Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks   It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood or discussed are the potential impacts that the legalized [...]
Eduarda Cruz and her translator speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Alameda County Votes to Fund Immigrant Legal Defense Network

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to allocate $750,000 to the creation of a county-wide rapid response network to fight deportations under President Donald Trump.   The money would go to [...]