Many Oakland residents are saying that the City Council’s public hearing on critical issues that impact African Americans in Oakland is a good first step. Held last Saturday in City Hall chambers, the packed [...]
Oakland has the chance to be a model for cities across the country on how city government can effectively respond to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to activists and City Councilmembers.
More than 250 residents, lawmakers and academics spent five hours Saturday at a forum exploring what Barbara White of the Berkeley NAACP called “the normalization of Blacks being treated like second-class citizens in America and [...]
Representatives of small businesses are complaining that city staff is on a fast track to adopt a formal plan for a massive Coliseum City development project, which has reached the final stages of approval without [...]
City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Larry Reid will hold a special Oakland City Council hearing on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers.The meeting will examine the [...]
Hundreds of people from more than two-dozen groups associated with the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) will join thousands around the country in 96 hours of action over the Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 16-19.In response [...]
Tuesday was a day to celebrate the changing of the guard in Oakland, as Mayor Libby Schaaf, three councilmembers, three school boardmembers and the new city auditor were sworn in.
The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
Community members and elected officials attended the Swearing-In Ceremony on Tuesday for Shamann Walton, who was elected in November to the San Francisco Board of Education.
By Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council President The East Bay Express (EBX) has been investigating me for the last nine months – digging into my personal life, my work in Richmond and on the [...]