The following is an open letter describing the platform of the African American Latino Action Alliance (AALAA) for the 2016 election cycle: We are African, Indigenous and Latino men organized to improve mental, economic [...]
Thousands of low-income Alameda County families will no longer pay juvenile probation and public defender fees. On July 12, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the assessment and collection on [...]
Alameda County and other California counties have begun receiving millions of dollars a year to partially offset the state decision to save money by shifting many inmates from state prisons to local jails.
After months of rallying the community in the Jobs Not Jails campaign, organizers with the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and nearly 100 community members peacefully disrupted the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March [...]
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors this honored Public Defender Brendon Woods this week as the recipient of the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association’s Gideon Award. President of the board, Keith Carson Supervisors, presented [...]
By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series of meetings seeking residents input on the [...]
The Oakland Private Industry Council (Oakland PIC) was awarded a $2.5 million-per-year contract this week by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to manage the county’s workforce development program. Competing against five other bidders for [...]