After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and inequality in the City of Oakland.
City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
Oakland’s housing market continues to skyrocket, making the city one of the fastest-moving housing markets in the country, according to a new city report.The report finds that rent prices in Oakland increased dramatically over the [...]
As the Oakland City Council prepares to vote on the city budget for the next two years, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Mayor Libby Schaaf are saying they are in basic agreement on spending [...]
City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Alameda County Community Food Bank recently announced joint summer meal programs to provide local children free breakfast, lunch and snack during the school break.
By Juan Martinez After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and winning their second championship title, the Golden State Warriors held a parade and rally for all of “Dub Nation” in downtown [...]
OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation Faiths Program are presenting a workshop on Friday, June 26, “Data Collection for Designing Knockout Programs and Winning Grants.” “All grant seekers want big money and believe their [...]
A group of nearly 200 young Black men stood before family, friends, and the community ready to embark on their next journey in life on June 9 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation at the [...]
Brenda Vaughn didn’t know quite what to expect when in the late ‘80s her friend, the late Oakland soul singer Jacquii Marshall, recommended her for a gig at Eikokan, a nightclub in Osaka, Japan.
Local school activists are questioning Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to appoint David Silver as a chief policy advisor on education, criticizing her for paying for the position with money donated by non-profits that have a [...]