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Diversity in California State Senate Matters

Forty Members currently serve in the California State Senate, and only two Senators are African-American. Both African-American State Senators are from Southern California.   The question is: does diversity still matter in 2016?
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Council Members: OPD Must Recruit Local Residents, Women and People of Color

A proposal advocating changes to the Oakland Police Department’s recruiting practices passed unanimously this week at a packed Public Safety Committee meeting.   “We have for many years received concerns about underrepresentation of people of [...]
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]
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OPD Diversity Still Falls Short Disparities in hiring of Blacks, Latinos and Asians; Blacks most underrepresented

  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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Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New Report Study Validates Desley Brooks' proposed Race and Equity Department

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]
Latino Action Network members (L to R): Victor Martinez, steering committee; Emma Roos, co-chair; Yolanda Schonbrun, co-chair; and Jorge Lerma, lifetime educator. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Latinos Significantly Underrepresented in Teaching and Other Jobs in OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson: “We have to embody the diversity of this community”

While Latino youth make up 41 percent and still growing numbers of students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), they are a disproportionately small part of the OUSD workforce, significantly in the classroom, where [...]