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Individuals seeking housing line up at a San Francisco homeless shelter.

Feds Awards City $25.6 Million in Grants for Homeless Programs

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services including transitional and [...]
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U.S. Postal Service Dedicates Robert R. Taylor Black Heritage Stamp

The US Postal Service has added Robert R. Taylor, the U.S.’s first academically trained African American architect, to their Black Heritage Stamp series.   In a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum last week, [...]
Councilmember Abel Guillen (left) with Dr. William Love. Photos by Ken Epstein.

City Celebrates African Americans Who Have Made the Community Strong

Recognizing Black History Month, city councilmembers and Mayor Libby Schaaf honored a group of African American unsung heroes who have been dedicated in their work to better the Oakland community at the City Council meeting [...]
Artist drawing of Coliseum City.

Coliseum City Could Cost Oakland 8,000 Jobs

Whether the proposed massive Coliseum City project would manage to save any of Oakland’s three major sports franchises is uncertain.   There are a lot of questions in the air about where the A’s and [...]
Home care workers, seniors, and union members marched on Wednesday outside the State building in downtown Oakland demanding that Gov. Brown treat all workers equally and give home care providers overtime pay. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Home Care Workers Demand Gov. Brown Keep His Promise of Overtime Pay

In-home care workers, union members, and seniors rallied outside the State building in downtown Oakland on Wednesday chanting, “Overtime is overdue,” demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown keep his promise of overtime pay for workers who [...]
A group of activists, led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, marched from the UC Berkeley campus to the city council meeting at Old City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Berkeley Council Bans Tear Gas, Baton Strikes, Approves Investigation of December Protests

Two months after Berkeley police injured peaceful protesters with batons, tear gas and projectiles, some 150 activists led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, took the Black Lives Matter [...]