One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
The Oakland Post newspaper and its editor Ken Epstein have been nominated for the 2015 John Swett Award for Media Excellence, presented annually to news outlets and reporters by the California Teachers Association (CTA).
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond.
By Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News “It’s not a requirement … and it’s actually worse to do so,” said Kersey, executive director of Maternal and Child Health Access, an advocacy group based in Los [...]
By Julia Wong and Michael Rosen, The Guardian and Fusion A key witness to the police shooting of a homeless man in San Francisco last Thursday has come forward to say that the man [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently released this statement marking Equal Pay Day. This day symbolizes the day when the average woman’s paycheck finally catches up to men’s paychecks from the previous year: &
In the U.S., where one of five children entering elementary school is overweight, a healthy diet is critical for preschool children, who are setting their eating patterns for the future.
On average, California women employed full time, year round are paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $8,053.
The City Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee voted last week to delay a decision that could have put one of the most important rent protection initiatives directly onto the November ballot, bypassing the need to [...]
When the Oakland Unified School District is making big decisions that affect the lives of students and families and the future of schools – such as the reorganization of special education that is now underway [...]