The Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) this week released a “bleak” budget proposal for 2015-1016 that would slash funding for jobs and job training between 19 percent and 22 percent, and 50 percent for the [...]
In wake of the recent killings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina, both unarmed Black men killed by police officers, a group of community leaders, clergy, and activists are calling [...]
In the wake of the City Council decision to amend the Coliseum Area Specific Plan to protect businesses in the Oakland Airport Business Park, a coalition of local residents, Oakland workers, youth and faith leaders [...]
The City Council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee voted unanimously this week to approve the sale of public land on East 12th Street across the roadway from Lake Merritt to a development company that [...]
By George Holland, president, Oakland NACCP (Thank you) Chairperson Larry Reid of the Community and Economic Development Committee…for placing on your committee’s agenda the issue of underfunding of our employment training organizations which provide [...]
A number of community leaders are speaking out in support of a new city department designed to decrease inequities and racial barriers in city policies and operations, such as housing, development contracts, employment, and education.
A new city report highlighting how Oakland police responded to protests in the city last year – sparked by the failure to indict police officers in killings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement around [...]
While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
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