Tag Archives: City of Oakland

City Council Calls Public Hearing to Protect Black and Latino Lives in Oakland

The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
Brenda Vaughn

Brenda Vaughn Seeks to Make Waves in City’s Music Scene Musical Extravaganza Set for Jan. 31 at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle

Brenda Vaughn – renowned singer, voce coach, manager and booking agent – is returning to Geoffrey’s Inner Circle after working for a number of years in Taiwan and Singapore and other cities in Europe and [...]
Libby Schaaf

Oakland Inaugurates New Mayor Jan. 5 New Councilmembers, Auditor, School Board Members, Council President and Vice Mayor to be Installed

    Libby Schaaf will be publicly sworn in as the 50th mayor of Oakland, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 5, at the Paramount Theater of Arts, 2025 Broadway. The inauguration will also include the ceremonial installation [...]
Lynette McElhaney

McElhaney Has the Backing to Become Next Council President

  District 3 Councilmember Lynette McElhaney appears to have the necessary votes to become the next president of the Oakland City Council.   Councilmembers will elect the new president and vice mayor at the swearing [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee posed with her hands up in response to the injustice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, tragedies that she says, “have been happening for many years.”

Congresswoman Lee Named “Most Valuable House Member” in The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll

The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mayor Jean Quan Leaves Rich Legacy for Oakland

Jean Quan’s legacy as mayor of Oakland is marked by major improvements in public safety, economic advancement and environmental initiatives in the city. Mayor Quan was the first mayor to work directly with the federal [...]
Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center Holds Vigil for “50% Jobs Not Jails” Campaign  

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.