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The choir at Bethel A.M.E. Church during celebration service. Credit Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen

City Honors Bethel AME Organist Samuel Bennett

Professor Samuel Bennett, lead organist and church musician at Bethel AME Church, was honored last Sunday with a proclamation from San Francisco City Hall for his commitment to music and church service.

Peralta Colleges Town Hall Meeting for Community’s Students

Chancellor Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre Peralta Community College District will hold a town hall meeting, “Getting the Community in Community College,” Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Youth Uprising, 8711 MacArthur Blvd. [...]
Local leaders met last week to discuss efforts to pressure Uber to step up to fulfill its social responsibility to the Oakland community. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Must Stop Giving Uber a Free Ride, Say Community Groups

A number of local leaders and nonprofit organizations in Oakland are kicking off a public discussion about how to “pull Uber over to the side of the road” – to demand that the global corporation [...]
Lailan Huen of the Block by Block Organizing Network
said the Chinatown Coalition needs more time to negotiate community benefits with developers. Photo by Sydney Johnson.

Oakland Chinatown Residents Demand Community Benefits from Market Rate Housing Development The Oakland Planning Commission delayed its decision, saying the community and developers need more time to negotiate

Oakland Chinatown affordable housing advocates achieved a short reprieve Wednesday when the Planning Commission voted for a two-week delay on the approval of a 416-unit development project known as W12.
Last year's National Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Night Out for Safety and Liberation on August 2

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Oakland community members will gather to celebrate Night Out for Safety and Liberation, an alternative to the police-centric National Night Out.   Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) is a [...]
Oakland Port Services’ CEO Bill Aboudi stands in front of his 24-hour mini-mart and truck scales for Port of Oakland truckers and longshoremen. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Port Moves to Evict Business That Keeps Big Trucks Off West Oakland Streets

Oakland Port Services, a locally owned small business that provides unique services for independent truck drivers at the Port of Oakland, has received an eviction notice after negotiations for relocation on port land fell through.

African American Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Leaders

  The Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC), will host the Chairman’s Reception at the Coliseum Lexus in Oakland on Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., to introduce the chamber’s new leaders. [...]
Photo by Tanya Dennis.

Youth Summit Calls on Employers to Invest in Boys and Men of Color

The Invest in Youth Summit, sponsored by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and other organizations, was held Thursday at the Oakland Convention Center, convening hundreds of boys and men of color between the ages of 18 [...]
Oakland recyclers rally in front of City Hall Tuesday, seeking to save Alliance Metals. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Community Leaders Seek to Save West Oakland Recycling Plant City Attorney Parker closing only source of income for many homeless

A number of Oakland’s poorest residents and their supporters showed up at this week’s City Council meeting, asking council members to intervene to save Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center that is the [...]