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Allen Temple Baptist Church – The History of East Oakland Affordable Housing

The Reverend Drs. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Senior Pastor Emeritus and J. Alfred Smith, Jr., current Senior Pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church, have a combined fifty-plus years of service as visionaries in the development [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Oakland Community Groups Respond to Coal Lawsuit

Local community leaders are responding to news that Oakland developer Phil Tagami has gone to federal court to overturn the City Council’s vote in June to block the export of coal through the city.