Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Ross, was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, which help slaves escape to freedom. She will be replacing President Andrew Jackson, who defended slavery, as the new face of the $20 [...]
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.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration lost the opportunity to win up to $2 million to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth, when city staff failed to [...]
One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
A resolution introduced by Councilmember Larry Reid that would maximize the use of available city funds to benefit job seekers and employers was approved at Thursday’s Rules and Legislation Committee meeting.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, House Democrats, and anti-poverty experts at a House Democratic Steering and Policy hearing this week entitled “The Failure of Trickle Down Economics [...]
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 [...]
The Oakland Justice Coalition, a coalition of social justice oriented organizations working to support ballot initiatives and progressive candidates in 2016, has announced support for three measures for which it is gathering signatures to go [...]
In the early 1900s in the Bay Area, African-American lawyers were unwelcome and faced hostile opposition in the legal community. It was not until 1943 that the American Bar Association allowed Black Attorneys [...]
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 [...]