Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.
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Recent efforts by the Oakland Police Department to increase the numbers of African American officers have resulted in meager results in the hiring and retention of Black officers, according to a report submitted [...]
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A new report released by the City of Oakland indicates that the police department is still falling short in efforts to diversify its force of sworn officers.
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By Ise Lyfe Auditioning. That’s what comes to mind when I think about the dynamic in the media and tone of local and federal governments as it relates to police brutality and holding law [...]
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By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
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