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Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Council Declares Oakland Housing State of Emergency

The unanimous vote of the City Council to declare a housing state of emergency Tuesday night marks an historic step for Oakland, representing an unprecedented level of citywide unanimity and determination to halt the displacement [...]
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Oakland NAACP Leader Calls on Mayor to “Uphold the Law” Oakland Jobs Program in Jeopardy

A leader of the Oakland branch of the NAACP is joining efforts of civil rights groups calling on Mayor Libby Schaaf to rescind her unilateral decision to reorganize the city’s federally funded workforce programs, jeopardizing [...]
(Left to right) Sitting:  LaNiece Jones, Tahitia Dean, Kathleen Sullivan; Second row: Juana Parra, Kanai Anderson, Quinton Taylor, Rodney Alamo Brown, Joseph Jackson, Taylor Hammond; Top row: Tanya Brown, Ernie Timoteo, Chara Williams, Jerren Thrower, Isaiah Attles, Nicole Brice, Cynthia Pardianas, Sonila Shakeel, MacDaniel Maisel, Emily Lozano, Kristy Hernandez, Francisco Salas, Josiah Zepeda, Baltazar Caceros, Phyllis Qualls, Ariel Vega, Marleni Albarran, Luis Lopez, Fasihia Parvaiz, Taran Saini.

Black Women Lead Communities of Color for Justice for All

On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.

BWOPA Member Yolanda Jones Turns Personal Tragedy into Professional Triumph

Like many people, Yolanda Jones has undergone a fair share of personal tragedy. She was a victim of domestic violence for 14 years while also working to raise her disabled son who was has cerebral [...]
Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, the newly appointed President of the BWOPA Oakland/Bay Area Chapter, spoke to women at the meeting about her goals for the local chapter. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Everything That Affects Women Has to Do with Politics, Says BWOPA

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) recently held an event inviting women to join the organization, which seeks to motivate, support and educate African American women about the political process.
"Dr. Cassandra Joubert, Director of the Central California Children's Institute was presented with 2013 Ella Hill Hutch award by Black Women Organized for Political Action."

BWOPA Recognizes Community and Political Leaders

Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, chair of the Education Department at Holy Names University, and Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney, are among the 2013 Ella Hill Hutch award winners presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, [...]