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From left, Deborah Day, children's book vendor, Laney College President Dr. Elnora T. Webb, Almaz Yihdego, director of Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Services after school program), and poet Marvin X .

Laney College President Webb Speaks at Youth Empowerment Fundraiser

    The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) afterschool program fundraising event was presented this past Sunday at Humanist Hall in Oakland.     Speakers and community members at the event included Orville Ellis, a teacher [...]
A coalition of protesters opposing the E. 12th Street luxury tower shut down the Oakland City Council on May 4. Photo courtesy of East Bay Citizen.

Eastlake Neighbors Say “Fight Continues” to Stop E. 12th Street Luxury Tower

    A group of neighbors who are leading the fight against the luxury apartment tower by Lake Merritt – Eastlake United for Justice – is saying it is determined to keep public pressure on [...]
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Rally Says: “No Way, No Coal”

  A coalition of environmental groups, concerned residents and local leaders held a rally on the steps of City Hall Tuesday demanding, “No coal in Oakland,” opposing a potential project to export the fossil fuel [...]
McClymonds Ladies Basketball team, 1984.

McClymonds High’s Original Warriors Celebrate 100th Anniversary

McClymonds High School, the school of champions and home of the original Warriors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary next week with a series of events that honors generations of graduates and recognizes the continuing importance [...]
Left to right, Dominique Parker, Renelle Malone, Kiyle Adams, Regina Jackson, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Destin Colbert and Fred Blackwell at the East Oakland Youth Development Center. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

The San Francisco Foundation Donates $34 Million to Oakland Nonprofits

The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced on Tuesday that it is donating $34 million to a number of Oakland nonprofit community organizations, a gift of an anonymous donor.
Environmental activists rallied recently in front of Oakland Army Base
developer Phil Tagami ‘s office. Photo courtesy of Occupy Oakland.

Schaaf: “We will not have coal shipped through our city.”

In a sharp email exchange, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has blasted local developer Phil Tagami for moving ahead with a deal to export coal out of the former Oakland Army Base.
Josh Healey, an Eastlake resident, spoke out Tuesday against the Council's decision to sell the East 12th property to a private developer. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

City Council Mum After Exposure of Confidential Legal Opinion Council ignored City Attorney’s advice that sale of Lake Merritt parcel was illegal

The Oakland City Council was uncharacteristically at a loss for words this week after public exposure that it had moved ahead on a controversial sale of city property near Lake Merritt to UrbanCore Development, ignoring [...]
A group of young women from McClymonds High School who will be attending the cross country trip to South Africa this summer.

Help McClymonds Students Travel to South Africa

Special to the Post   One week before their Transatlantic educational visit to South Africa, a group of McClymonds students, mentors, and teachers known as “Culture Keepers” are continuing their work to make their summer [...]

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program Celebrates Graduation

Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) held a 4-week boot camp for 12 men who have undergone intensive training under the auspices of the Laborers’ Community Service & Training Foundation (LCTF). <
Oakland's Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, was selected as Community Grand Marshal for the 2015 Pride Parade and spoke before City Hall about the need to keep fighting for all Black lives. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Alicia Garza of #BlackLivesMatter Serves as Grand Marshal, Speaks at SF Pride Parade “We have a lot of work to do to make sure that there is equity for all of us,” says Garza

Amid the rainbow-clad crowds cheering at this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade arose a mass of Black Power fists. They belonged to the Bay Area contingent of #BlackLivesMatter, an organizing network comprised of an intergenerational [...]