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Oakland artist Young Gully.

OP-ED: Oakland Hip Hop Artist Young Gully Speaks to Youth’s Experiences

Oakland is internationally recognized for supporting humanitarian causes and opposing police brutality. The city continues to be on the forefront through hip hop artists who are influenced by the area’s rich political history and the [...]
Anti-eviction protest in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of www.antievictionmap.com

Uncontested Evictions Fuel Bay Area Housing Crisis

San Francisco’s eviction rate has increased by over 54 percent in the past five years and is currently at the highest rate within the last decade, according to a new report produced by the San [...]
A thinned eucalyptus stand.

Park District Board Receives Federal Grant for Fire Prevention

The East Bay Regional Park District took a major step forward this week in its long-term public safety efforts to reduce fire hazards in the East Bay Hills by accepting $4.65 million in federal grants [...]
Port of Oakland Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee will be honored at the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business awards June 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Port of Oakland.

Two Port of Oakland Leaders named 2015 Most Influential Women in Business Commercial Real Estate Director Pamela Kershaw, Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee honored

Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate Director Pamela Kershaw and Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee have been selected as honorees for the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business awards for the San Francisco Bay Area [...]
The six Baltimore officers charged in Freddie Gray's death.

OP-ED: Police Corruption: “Your eyes aren’t lying and your ears aren’t deceiving you” The Oakland Riders Case should be compared to the recent rash of police misconduct cases, Tulsa killing is Oscar Grant déjà vu

By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison   As we daily witness police officers from around the country committing undeniable acts of aggression, assault and murder against people of color, it reminds us of the infamous [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
Teachers at Cleveland Elementary School rally for a new contract.

Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Against School District

Oakland teachers have voted to authorize a strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) if they do not settle their contract by the time school opens next fall.
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
Members of Longshore union ILWU Local 10 and community members march on May Day, May 1, from the Port of Oakland to  the Oscar Grant Plaza at Oakland City Hall to protest police murders of Black and Brown people across the country. Photo courtesy of Kelly Johnson Revolutionary Photography.

OP-ED: Longshore Union Shuts Port of Oakland to Protest Police Killings

By Stacey Rodgers   On Friday, May 1 – International Workers Day, otherwise known as May Day, about 2,000 people came together to march and protest the unjust murders of mainly Black and Brown people [...]