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Protests at Oakland City Hall are driven by the displacement of longtime Oakland residents, which has already reached crisis proportions and disproportionately impacts the city's Black residents. Photo of protest Tuesday at Oakland City Council, courtesy of Tulio Ospina.

Community Presses City Council to Call Housing State of Emergency Council Will Vote April 5 on Moratorium on Excessive Rental Increases and Unjust Evictions

Housing justice organizers are asking residents to attend the Tuesday, April 5 City Council meeting to push council members to pass a housing state of emergency in Oakland.
Fotos por Tulio Ospina

Food Truckers Take to the Streets Against City Discrimination, Police Harassment Ordinance to protect food truck vendors has been locked in city bureaucracy for 6 years

Over 20 Latino-owned food trucks led a mobile march down International Boulevard in Oakland Monday – from 46th Avenue and International to City Hall –disrupting traffic to pressure the city to pass an ordinance to [...]
Over 100 Oakland residents disrupted Tuesday’s City Council meeting in an attempt to halt a vote that would give UrbanCore an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to develop the public E 12th St. parcel. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland City Council Approves Luxury Development Despite Public Outcry Council leaves the chambers and takes vote in a private room without the public

Oakland’s City Council has voted to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with UrbanCore and East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. to build 252 market rate units on a hotly contested parcel of public [...]
Photo by Ken Epstein.

Anti-Displacement Activists Shut Down Mayor’s Economic Development Summit Demand Oakland Declare Housing State of Emergency

  Over 100 local residents barricaded the entrances to the Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Summit on Friday morning, March 18, demanding an end to development-driven displacement and that the city declare a housing [...]
Member of 67 Sueños perform a “Pledge of Allegiance” poem before the City Council meeting, showing their support for the E12th Coalition’s “People’s Proposal” and expressing the pain that a lack of affordable housing has brought to their communities. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Communities Turn Out for E12th Coalition’s Affordable Housing Proposal “The market will take care of market-rate housing,” says neighborhood coalition calling for 100 percent affordable housing.

The fight to build affordable housing on a parcel of public land by Lake Merritt has once again turned into a tug-of-war between the East 12th St. neighborhood coalition with various community organizations’ support and [...]
From left to right: John Polk, project manager with Pyramid Business Systems; Jed Silver, president and CEO of Silver CDS, LLC; students in the Telecom Tech program- Brittany; Ron Smith; Deandre Jackson; Taj Jones-Kobayashi; and James Sullivan (kneeling), program instructor. Photo courtesy of Oakland PIC.

Pyramid Business Systems Helps Oaklanders Find Tech Jobs

  When Brittany started attending the Pyramid Business Systems Telecom Tech program at Laney College this fall, she saw an opportunity to build her skills and find a job in tech, a field she already [...]