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Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay hosted the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on Wednesday, June 18 at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral. Left to right: singing "We Shall Overcome," civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr.; activist Angela Davis; Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; Supervisor Keith Carson; activist and former Black Panther Party leader who now works in Supervisor Carson's office, Elaine Brown; and Pastor Charley Hames, Jr. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members, and activists assembled together at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral in Oakland [...]
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Programs to Help North Richmond Youth Stay Healthy and Receive Job Training

Families in North Richmond will now have access to vital health services for children and much needed home remediation services through a unique economic development project funded through a grant from Chevron.
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Turner Group Construction Hosts Subcontractors Networking Event

The Contractors Resource Center in conjunction with Turner Group Construction on June 4 hosted a subcontractors networking event, designed to increase capacity and meet with some of the Bay Area’s largest construction firms that are [...]
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Council Awards $1.3 Million for LGBTQ Youth Services

The Oakland City Council awarded $1.3 million in city grants to support LGBTQ youth Tuesday evening. Approximately 540 LGBTQ young people per year are expected to benefit from the grants, which were awarded to five [...]
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Oakland’s Foothill-Seminary Area Will Get a Makeover

The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
From left Hank Roberts, Peacemakers Inc.; J'Mya Martinez, Rainin 3zz; John Ivey, Peacemakers Inc.; Mike Norris, 'Pitch to Success'; and Carol Tolbert, Civic Pride at the Inaugural Peacemakers Inc. Donor for Peace Fundraiser, honoring youth focused non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. 

Peacemakers Recognizes Youth-focused Organizations

The organizations spotlighted this year by Peacemakers Inc. were Rainin 3zz, a West Oakland-based AAU girls Basketball team coached By Darren Vance and represented by 13-year-old McClymonds scholar-athlete J’Mya Martinez.Also honored were Civic Pride, founded [...]
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“The Steven Parker Radio Show” Grills Local Candidates

Steven Parker, a native of Richmond, has witnessed the city in its prime when the government was functioning effectively for its residents. But he says that in recent years, Richmond has struggled, and the quality [...]