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Poetry for the People

‘Poetry for the People’ Raises Funds for Police Commission Ballot

The Coalition for Police Accountability (CPA), a group of community organizations whose mission is to place a Police Commission on the November 2016 ballot, is holding a creative fundraising event to place the initiative on [...]
Oakland MLK march 2015. Photo by Luke Hauser.

Four Days of Protests Planned to Rekindle MLK’s Radical Legacy Monday's march will meet at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza

Social justice organizations are planning “96 Hours of Direct Action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy,” from Friday Jan. 15 through MLK Day on Jan. 18, taking to the streets in honor of King’s memory to [...]
Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge

Opinion: Coal Terminal Would Place Oakland on the Wrong Side of History

By Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge   Local businessmen Phil Tagami, Omar Benjamin and Jerry Bridges are on the wrong side of history as they pursue the construction of a coal export terminal at the [...]
From left to right: Front row: Council President Lynette McElhaney, Marvin X, Duane Deterville; Middle row: Gerry Garzon (Oakland Public Library), Tureeda Mikell, Jaenal Peterson, Aries Jordan, David McKelvey, Eric Murphy (Joyce Gordon Gallery); Back row: Eric Arnold, Kwesi Wilkerson, Charles Johnson, Alicia Parker (Oakland Planning Department), Shomari Carter (Supervisor Keith Carson's Office).

McElhaney Advances Legislation Protecting Black Arts Movement and Businesses

City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney will ask the city council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee next Tuesday to approve a resolution to designate the downtown 14th Street corridor as the Black Arts Movement [...]
Obispo Bob Jackson, respaldado por otros pastores locales, habla en la reunión del Consejo de la ciudad el 8 de diciembre a favor de la terminal de carbón.

Opinion: Pastors Support Coal Terminal for Jobs and Economic Development

A newly formed group of local pastors made a powerful appearance before the Oakland City Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, to speak out in favor of a maritime project that will bring long-awaited jobs and [...]
Empezando a la izquierda: Pastor Ken Chambers, Rabbi Marvin Goodman y Rev. Curtis Robinson

Faith Leaders Ask City Council to Say No to Coal

Community members and faith leaders are continuing to raise awareness about what they consider to be the dangers of coal to the health of residents of West Oakland and other nearby communities.