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Community Fundraiser for Jabari Shaw

Nearly one month has passed since U.S. Marshals chased the wrong man through Fruitvale, leading to a car accident with a paratransit vehicle. Initial media reports labeled the “suspect” as a “violent fugitive.” Activists quickly [...]
Jacqueline Minor, General Counsel for the Oakland Unified School District.

Concerns Raised at OUSD Over Jackson’s $30,000 Per Month, Conflict of Interest Jackie Minor Sets Jackson’s Pay Rate, Says School Board Approval Not Necessary

Oakland Unified School District officials are struggling to explain why there is no conflict of interest in hiring Lance Jackson as the interim chief of the district’s bond-funded construction projects and that Jackson’s $30,000 a [...]
Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is holding an International Reparations Summit in New York this week.

International Black Reparations Summit Meets This Week

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a leading research, policy and advocacy group with offices in New York and Baltimore, is holding an International Reparations Summit this week at various sites across [...]
People look at the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, "The Ark of Return", after the unveiling event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.

UN Unveils Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

United Nations officials have unveiled a permanent memorial at the world body’s New York Headquarters to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]
Alameda County Info App. The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1 is the fourth community hackathon sponsored by Alameda County in its effort to increase citizen engagement and broaden public understanding of local government by opening access to data created and kept by County agencies and departments.

Cash Prizes to Be Awarded at Alameda County Apps Challenge

Alameda County will continue its push for greater community participation and government transparency on Saturday, April 25, at the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1, a day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web [...]
Rendering of CyberTran.

Richmond Seeks Support for “Cybertran” Ultralight Rail Transit System

By Post Staff   The Richmond City Council has agreed to continue searching for federal and state dollars to fund an innovative transit system that could bring a high-tech passenger rail transit system to the [...]