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Photo by Anna Belle Peevey, courtesy of Oakland North.

Oakland Considers Steps to Protect Low-Income Residential Hotels

Oakland is considering passing regulations to protect residential hotels for low- and very-low income residents.   “Increasingly, speculative real estate investors have begun to target Oakland’s residential hotels as potential lucrative conversion projects,” according to [...]
Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Torres, Hutchinson and Trenado Run in Oakland District 5 School Board Race

Three candidates are actively campaigning for the District 5 seat on the Oakland Board of Education: incumbent Roseann Torres, Oakland native and school activist Mike Hutchinson and middle school teacher Huber Trenado, who is part [...]
Castlemont players lie on their backs with their hands up during the anthem while Kaepernick takes a knee. (Twitter/kirkmorrison).

Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest

As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention.
cannabis-club

Oakland Cannabis Proposal to Fund Social Services Deadlocks in Council

Public Safety Committee officials on Tuesday deadlocked on a proposal by council members Desley Brooks, Noel Gallo and Larry Reid that would require all pot businesses in Oakland to share their earnings with the city [...]
Noni Session and Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Noni Session Faces Lynette McElhaney in District 3 Race

With nearly one month left before Oaklanders head to the voting booths, City Council candidates are ramping up their campaign efforts to reach undecided voters.   District 3 is seeing political newcomer Noni Session campaigning [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (center) and Dolores Huerta (third from right) recently honored Martin Luther  King Jr. Freedom Center students who participated in a voter registration drive in Central California.

Youth Report on Voter Registration Drive

Dolores Huerta, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and youth of the Martin Luther king Jr Freedom Center participated in a well-attended Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center report back of the center’s summer of voter engagement in [...]
Freedom Center students speak on the importance
of voting at Joyce Gordon Gallery on Sunday. (L to R):
Maira Perez, Andres Bustamante, Layda Carillo, David Gaines and Woungmit Lepcha.

Black Women Stirring the Waters Discuss November Elections With Freedom Center Youth

This past weekend, Black Women Stirring the Waters hosted students of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center for a community discussion on voting in the November elections at Joyce Gordon Gallery on 14th street [...]