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Op-Ed: Tell Oakland City Council: This is an Emergency; Stop Evictions and Rent Increases Building a few affordable housing projects is “too little, too late”

By Kitty Kelly Epstein     There is an emergency in Oakland. The policies that prevail in Oakland City Hall are going to drive most of us out of Oakland, unless we stand up.
Cephus Johnson, Oscar Grant's uncle. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Courtney/CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Op-Ed: Families of Police Victims Are Energizing the Movement Meet Families of Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Others, Saturday, Feb. 27 in Oakland

By Cephus ‘Uncle Bobby’ Johnson,   On Jan. 1, 2009 at 2:11 a.m. on the Fruitvale Bart Station platform, my life was drastically changed forever. Bart Police Officer Johannes Mehserle upholstered and shot his SIG [...]
James Vann

Op-Ed:Oakland’s Decades of Failure to Halt Evictions and Tenant Displacement

By James Vann Part II   Oakland’s present catastrophic rental and affordable housing crisis, which monthly disrupts 1,000 long-established households through evictions, displacement, foreclosures, and destruction of neighborhoods, is not new. <