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BWOPA Member Yolanda Jones Turns Personal Tragedy into Professional Triumph

Like many people, Yolanda Jones has undergone a fair share of personal tragedy. She was a victim of domestic violence for 14 years while also working to raise her disabled son who was has cerebral [...]
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Oakland Fast Food Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

A number of Oakland fast-food workers walked off their jobs Thursday to support demands for wage increases of $15 an hour and union rights at a rally inside the Oakland McDonald’s at Telegraph Avenue and [...]
Entrepreneur Tom Henderson, Team Leader Starr Ivery and Costin Miclea, Chief Revenue Officer, at CallSocket at the Tribune tower in downtown Oakland.  Photo by Ken A. Epstein

Entrepreneur Tom Henderson Creates Jobs for Oakland Residents

In the current economic struggle where people are vying for jobs, and the unemployment rate remains high, CallSocket is an Oakland company that stands out for its commitment to hiring Oakland residents and providing them [...]
Phil Tagami.

Is Phil Tagami Stacking the Deck Against California Waste Solutions?

The Oakland Post has been hearing community concerns that Army Base Master Developer Phil Tagami of CCIG may have been trying to undermine the city’s new trash and recycling company – California Waste Solutions (CWS) [...]
rep. Barbara Lee; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker; Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, Donna Davis

Lee Hosts Economic Development Forum Featuring Secretary Penny Pritzker  

Congresswoman Lee hosted a Regional Economy Development Forum on Monday featuring U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. The forum focused on generating greater regional economic development including job creation, business growth and available resources for [...]
Kaplan

Kaplan Wins City Disparity Study  Study will examine city’s practices of contracting with Black- and women-owned businesses

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan has successfully fought for the City of Oakland to conduct a legally required disparity study to protect equal economic opportunity in the community.Even though the City [...]
Phil Tagami

Phil Tagami Responds to Post on Facebook

Master Developer Phil Tagami has responded on Facebook to a Post article questioning Oakland’s commitment to ensuring that the city’s $1.2 billion Army Base project hires local residents and overcomes the historic barriers that have [...]