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US Agency Offers Webinar to Help Places of Worship Prepare for Emergencies

The regional office of the US Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a webinar to help churches and houses of worship prepare for emergencies, including deadly incidents like the recent killing of nine [...]
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OP-ED: Why I Support Brooks’ Race & Equity Proposal

The City of Oakland has many reasons to be a leader on racial justice and social equity. In order to ensure that Oakland makes improvements that are lasting and comprehensive for its diverse populations, we [...]
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Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity Community support for historic measure garnered council’s unanimous vote

After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and inequality in the City of Oakland.
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Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30

City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
Photographs of the nine victims killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. are held up by congregants during a prayer vigil at the the Metropolitan AME Church June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Funeral Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston, South Carolina.   Pastor Pinckney was among the nine people shot and killed [...]
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Free Summer Lunch Program

City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Alameda County Community Food Bank recently announced joint summer meal programs to provide local children free breakfast, lunch and snack during the school break.
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Golden State Warriors Celebrate NBA Championship with “Dub Nation”

By Juan Martinez   After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and winning their second championship title, the Golden State Warriors held a parade and rally for all of “Dub Nation” in downtown [...]

Workshop on “Data Collection for Designing Knockout Programs and Winning Grants,” June 26

OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation Faiths Program are presenting a workshop on Friday, June 26, “Data Collection for Designing Knockout Programs and Winning Grants.”   “All grant seekers want big money and believe their [...]