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David E. Glover Education and Technology Center Offers New TECH U Program for Teens

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGETC) recently announced its new TECH U Program, which offers a variety of free technology-based trainings for youth ages 12-18, including computer coding and digital media.
Residentes de Oakland colorearon las ilustraciones de 'Visiones desde el Interior' para la creación de un mural colaborativo sobre las madres y los niños detenidos en los EE.UU. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Betti Ono Gallery: Art Exhibit Exposes Realities Migrants Experience in Detention

The Betti Ono art gallery opened its doors Monday evening to the public for the creation of a mural using images from the “Visions from the Inside” project, depicting the experiences and hardships of undocumented [...]
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]
Ta-Nehisi Coates. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

“There Is No America Without the Physical Plunder of Black People,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Tells Bay Area Crowd.

  Writer, journalist and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in Berkeley this week, discussing the ideas and experiences in his best seller, “Between the World and Me,” which he wrote in the [...]
Speakers at a community coal meeting included (l to r) Pastor Ken Chambers of West Side Baptist Church, Margaret Gordon of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, and Will Scott, Program Director with California Faith Power & Light. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Churches, Community Unite Against Coal in Oakland

  Community members and faith leaders held a public meeting this week to oppose the export of coal from a terminal at the City of Oakland’s Army Base development project.
CallSocket has quickly expanded its workforce from 120 to 250 employees in one year, thanks to its ethical hiring policies and commitment to its employees. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

CallSocket Flourishes in its Commitment to Workers

With a rapidly growing and diverse workforce, offering paid training, full health benefits and pay above the minimum wage for Oakland residents, CallSocket is outshining many of the large businesses and restaurants that are situating [...]
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed


  In a hurried effort to respond to the affordability crisis facing renters, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the launch of the (SHIP) Safe Housing Inspection Program.     The SHIP will allow fire officials to [...]
Left to right: Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela Training Center; Councilmember Larry Reid; Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney; Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council; Paul Cobb; and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Gay Plair Cobb Honored for 30 Years of Service

Oakland City Council this week honored Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC), for her 30 years of dedicated service assisting job seekers in Oakland. Through her leadership, the Oakland PIC [...]