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Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jessie Mae Brown, 87, of Oakland, who attends Allen Temple Baptist Church and has hosted a National Night Out event in her community for 32 years.

Oakland Celebrates 32nd Annual National Night Out Ella Baker Center Hosts Alternative “Night for Safety and Liberation”

  By Post Staff   Oakland neighbors held at least 560 block parties Tuesday evening, part of National Night Out, a popular and growing annual celebration in neighborhoods and cities across the country.
Photo courtesy of Richmond Standard

Free Backpack Give-Away to Richmond Summer Youth Camp Participants

  Three hundred and fifty young people who have participated in one of six summer camp programs, operated by the City of Richmond’s Recreation Department, will be ending their summer and starting their school year [...]
From left, Deborah Day, children's book vendor, Laney College President Dr. Elnora T. Webb, Almaz Yihdego, director of Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Services after school program), and poet Marvin X .

Laney College President Webb Speaks at Youth Empowerment Fundraiser

    The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) afterschool program fundraising event was presented this past Sunday at Humanist Hall in Oakland.     Speakers and community members at the event included Orville Ellis, a teacher [...]
Those who attended the celebration for Men and Women of Purpose on Saturday, July 18 included: (from left) the Walker family, Gerald Hatchett, Sims Medal (program sponsor), Don, Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Spud, Letitia Attaway and granddaughter, Antwon Cloird (program founder and COO), Frank Hancock (program leadership staff), Kathleen Sullivan (BWOPA Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter), Sonya Hancock, Lauren, Will, Sam, and Timothy Walker. Photo by Joe L. Fisher.

Men and Women of Purpose Celebrate Three Years of Community Building

  A program that works to mentor formerly incarcerated individuals in West Contra Costa County celebrated three years of its work helping to rebuild communities on Saturday, July 18.