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Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland Private Industry Council; and Kevin Blackburn, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

San Francisco Bank Creates $40 Million Initiative to Help Underserved Communities

  To determine best practices for creating quality jobs and small business expansion in underserved communities, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco ( on June 15 held a seminar in Oakland with local, [...]
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Op-Ed: Oakland Can Have Health and Good Jobs Without Coal

By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10   Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members,   I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]
Larry Reid. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Council Votes to Use Unspent Job Funds for Jobseekers City staff says there will be no unspent fund

Councilmember Larry Reid’s resolution to recommend that any unspent city funds go to nonprofits that provide job services to the unemployed passed unanimously at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. &
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Anti-Slavery Activist Harriet Tubman New Face of $20 Bill Obama flips “Script” with Underground Railroad conductor “up front,” puts Pres. Jackson on the back

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 [...]