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Oakland students rally in front of the Alice Street Mural to protest two market-rate housing developments that
threaten the Malonga Center’s businesses and will destroy the iconic mural. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Malonga Center Supporters Say Market-Rate Project May Cripple Cultural Institution

    Nearly a month after City Council passed a resolution designating the 14th Street corridor in downtown Oakland as the Black Arts Movement Business District “to highlight, celebrate, preserve and support the contributions of [...]
James E. Vann, Cofounder, Oakland Tenants Union

Op-Ed: 20 Steps City Council Can Take to Stop Displacement in Oakland Now

                            By James E Vann       Oakland’s present rental and affordable housing crisis — which is particularly catastrophic for renters [...]
Dante J. James

Opinion: Department of Race and Equity Will Work to End Inequities of “Power and Privilege”

By Dante J. James     The City of Oakland created the Department of Race and Equity in 2015, reflecting the city’s recognition and acknowledgment that racial disparities exist—they are systemic—and it is time to [...]
Photo courtesy of Davey D. Cook.

Justice Department to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

By Soumya Karlamangle, The LA Times and other sources   The U.S. Department of Justice is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which recently came under fire for the shooting of Mario [...]
Speakers at the Jan. 24 Post Salon were Carroll Fife, Robert Arnold, James Vann, Steve King, Tia Hicks, Brytanee Brown. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City Should Declare Housing State of Emergency, Say Speakers at Post Salon

Speakers at January’s Post Salon examined what Oaklanders as a community can do to solve one of the largest crises facing the city: out-of-control rent increases and evictions that are driving families out of their [...]
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.
Los inquilinos protestan por la Ley de desalojos Ellis en San Francisco, donde los propietarios están ampliamente utilizando la ley para echar a los inquilinos con el fin de convertir los edificios de apartamentos en condominios.

City Wants Landlords to Pay Tenants More to Turn Apartments into Condos

The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee delayed a decision Tuesday on a proposal to increase relocation payments to tenants who are pushed out of their apartments through Ellis Act evictions. <
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Sets Deadline for City to Strengthen “Use of Force” Police Review Boards

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson has lost patience after months of delays by city officials who have been balking at implementing a court-recommended policy to strengthen internal police use-of-force review boards, saying they must continue to [...]