The Department of Labor this week announced that September marked the 67th consecutive month of private sector job growth, marking the continuation of the longest consecutive period of private sector job growth in our nation’s [...]
City of Oakland staff joined with the nonprofit organization PolicyLink earlier this year to release an “action plan” that proposes a comprehensive set of laws, programs, policies and investments to protect the city’s social and [...]
Barbara Lee addressed the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Tech 2020 session on Thursday at 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC.
The Freedom Farmers Market is providing the West Oakland community a space to celebrate the culture and community of Black life by providing fresh fruits and vegetables grown by Black farmers.
On Saturday morning, dozens of East Oakland residents gathered in Elmhurst Park to await the arrival of Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had been invited to take a brief tour to witness what neighbors describe as [...]
Over 40 job seekers applied for work Thursday, Sept. 10 at an on-site recruitment for TrueBlue a staffing and recruiting company looking to hire food production workers, hosted by the West Oakland Neighborhood Career [...]
Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, [...]
President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), all members of the CBC Diversity Task Force visited Silicon Valley this week, Aug. 2-4, to meet [...]
Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles Tribble, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership and Practical Theology at American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, has trained hundreds of nonprofit leaders in [...]