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50 Killed at LGBT Nightclub in Worst Modern U.S. Mass Shooting Vigils held in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose

(AP and other sources)   It was Latin Night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub in Orlando known as the Pulse took their last sips [...]
Carroll Fife spoke at a recent Community and Economic Development Committee meeting, opposing the closing of neighborhood job centers. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Pressure Forces Council Members to Seek Funding to Save West Oakland and Fruitvale Job Centers

Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
Members of Awon Ohun Omnira perform the Ring Shout around an altar in memory of enslaved people at a Juneteenth celebration. Photo by Yesufu Shangosola, 2013.

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Roots of Freedom in Oakland

While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.