The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed doors, viewed as “family business.” Many people misunderstand what a [...]
Neighbors gathered at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland Wednesday night to discuss their concerns about the new AC Transit project, called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The project will build high-speed bus service along [...]
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson spoke recently to a group of kindergarteners and parent champions at the “It’s Up to All of Us” Campaign Kick-off in honor of Zachary Cruz Pedestrian Safety Month, which took [...]
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.
Gladys Green has made her mark on the community of Oakland many times over – as a neighborhood activist, a business leader, a champion of low-income and underserved residents, and as a driving force in [...]
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 [...]
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. this week announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, helping to fund 661 local public school classroom projects, 301 of which support [...]
I approach 2015 with mixed emotions but remain hopeful. Our economy is improving from the collapse of 2008. Our stock market has rebounded, employment rates are on the rise – yet the issue of racial [...]
Attorneys in the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office held a rally on Thursday outside of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.