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City of Oakland

Explosive Growth Coming to Oakland, Say Developers

  Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
Guns

Youth UpRising, OPD Hosts Gun Buy Back, Dec. 13 $100 cash for handguns, $200 cash for assault rifles

Youth UpRising, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, will host a Gun Buyback event at Youth UpRising, 8711MacArthur Boulevard, on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 3pm. Part of a statewide gun buyback initiative, the [...]
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Conference on Minority Transportation Officials Northern California

By Kia Croom, Contributing Writer The Conference on Minority Transportation Officials Northern California (COMTO NorCal) Chapter hosted its 11th annual Scholarship and Industry Awards Dinner Friday Dec. 5 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
CHBA

Bar Association Recognizes Chevron, East Oakland Youth Development Center

  The Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) hosted its Annual Gala and Dinner Dance, Saturday Dec. 6 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, honoring community-based and corporate community partners, public servants and law students in [...]
After dialoguing for nearly an hour about police violence against people of color and methods for change, students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland and Rev. Jesse Jackson chanted together, 'I am somebody. Respect me. Red, yellow, brown, black and white; I am somebody. We're all precious in God's sight.' Photo by Ashley Chambers.

High School Students, Rev. Jesse Jackson Say Black Lives Matter

In an impromptu visit to Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland on Tuesday, Rev. Jesse Jackson sat down in a circle with students to discuss police violence against people of color and how today’s movement [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Schools’ Superintendent Calls on Educators to Understand the “Urgency of Now”

Oakland Unified School District’s new superintendent Antwan Wilson has released a statement urging educators to look at how their work will be affected by the “Black Lives Matter” movement that is sweeping the country. “E