While Oakland has long been known for its political and humanitarian stances, it is also known for fighting for the rights of people of color to receive an equal education, not biased by discriminatory [...]
Friday, May 20 marks the halfway period of the 90-day housing state of emergency, intended to put a halt on rising rents and evictions while City Council takes action on solutions for Oakland’s housing crisis [...]
A new pilot project between “Dogtown Redemption,” a documentary about Oakland’s shopping cart recyclers, and Street Spirit, the East Bay’s homeless newspaper, promises to redefine the interactive media landscape.
Youth and faith groups, community representatives and advocates are invited to participate in a unity walk and block party to celebrate Union City’s diversity, sponsored by the Youth Violence Prevention Coalition.
Longtime Oakland resident Willie Johnson turns 100 next Sunday. Born in Delhi, Louisiana May 8, 1916 to Willie and Bessie Johnson, he is a retired carpenter who worked many years in Anchorage, Alaska.
Laney College recently hosted a celebration of the many cultures, kinds of music and people from across the world that make up the “Sights and Sounds of East Oakland.” &
Salvador Mateo Escobar became involved with Planting Justice while he was still going to Fremont High School. “They were able to employ me right out of high school (in 2011),” said Escobar. &
By Cat Brooks In 2014, I was appointed to the Board of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY). This body manages City monies that support organizations serving Oakland’s young people.
The City Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee voted last week to delay a decision that could have put one of the most important rent protection initiatives directly onto the November ballot, bypassing the need to [...]
Stacey Harris is on a mission to provide for himself and his son in this challenging economy. As a single father who is also struggling to find stable and affordable housing, securing a good job [...]