By Cat Brooks In 2014, I was appointed to the Board of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY). This body manages City monies that support organizations serving Oakland’s young people.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration lost the opportunity to win up to $2 million to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth, when city staff failed to [...]
Courtesy of USA Today A group of Black women kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last August settled an $11 million racial discrimination case against the company for an undisclosed amount last week.
One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond.
By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A UC Berkeley study of homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly [...]
By Julia Wong and Michael Rosen, The Guardian and Fusion A key witness to the police shooting of a homeless man in San Francisco last Thursday has come forward to say that the man [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently released this statement marking Equal Pay Day. This day symbolizes the day when the average woman’s paycheck finally catches up to men’s paychecks from the previous year: &
On average, California women employed full time, year round are paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $8,053.
There will be a meeting of the Post Salon Housing Committee Sunday, April 17, noon to 2 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle 410 14th St. in Oakland.