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Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee   An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
Latino Education Network spokespersman Jorge Lerma holds a copy of the complaint filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Federal Complaint Filed Against OUSD on Behalf of English Learner Students

Several local Latino organizations filed a complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights against the Oakland Unified School District for failing to provide adequate education to English Language Learner students.
Demouria Hogg, 30, was shot and killed by an Oakland rookie officer on the Lakeshore off-ramp of Highway 580 Saturday, June 5.

Community Wants Attorney General to Investigate Officer-involved Killing Family Demands Answers

Community members and the family of Demouria Hogg are calling on the Oakland Police Department and City of Oakland officials to release police-recorded videos that will reveal exactly what happened last Saturday morning in the [...]
Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson Will Monitor Investigations of Three OPD Shootings This Year Judge will also review Mayor Schaaf's nighttime protest curfew

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson is monitoring how the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is handling the investigations of three officer-involved shootings this year, including the killing this past weekend of Demouria Hogg, 30, of Hayward.
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Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New Report Study Validates Desley Brooks' proposed Race and Equity Department

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]

OP-ED: Don’t Stop Window Smashing by Targeting Peaceful Demonstrators

By Rebecca Kaplan   In recent years, we have suffered from the cyclical epidemic of responding to problems by aiming at the wrong targets.   Some people, expressing (or pretending to express) anger about police [...]