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Protesters shut down the West Oakland BART station on Nov. 28 by chaining themselves together to a train. Photo from ABC7 News.

D.A. Goes After BART Shutdown Protesters for $70,000 Fine

A national petition has gathered over 7,000 signatures in less than a week, calling on BART to drop the charges against 14 African American “Black Lives Matter” protesters who are facing misdemeanors and as much [...]
Photo by Laura Wong

Harlem Globetrotters Meet Youth with Disabilities, Play Wheelchair Basketball

  In advance of six games in the Bay Area, two stars of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and youth with disabilities played wheelchair basketball Wednesday afternoon at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland.

City Council Calls Public Hearing to Protect Black and Latino Lives in Oakland

The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
McElhaney

Council President McElhaney Responds to Criticisms

By Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council President The East Bay Express (EBX) has been investigating me for the last nine months – digging into my personal life, my work in Richmond and on the [...]
Rhonda Harris

Richmond’s Veteran Resource Program Receives $12,000 Home Depot Grant

  The Veteran Resource Program (VRP) in Richmond has received a $12,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation. The VRP helps veterans with housing, benefits, education and employment. Earlier this year, a proposal was submitted [...]
Lynette McElhaney

McElhaney Has the Backing to Become Next Council President

  District 3 Councilmember Lynette McElhaney appears to have the necessary votes to become the next president of the Oakland City Council.   Councilmembers will elect the new president and vice mayor at the swearing [...]