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OP-ED: Mayor, City Council Should Heed Residents’ Call for a Department of Race and Equity

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 [...]
Oakland police.

Community Demands Council Move to Consolidate Police Complaints to CPRB

A coalition of community leaders and advocates of the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) are pushing for the City Council to move forward on consolidating all walk-in citizen complaints against police to go through the [...]
(Left to right) First Lady Rachel Hawkins, event co-chair Barika Culberson, Pastor Timothy Hawkins, Bertha Reed, and Chelita Reed. Photo by Charla Black-Edwards.

Bible Fellowship Church Uplifts Women on Faith and Fashion

Celebrating the beauty of women in the arenas of fashion and their religious faith, the Women’s Day Committee at Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church held their first Faith and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 11. [...]
Rev. Debra Avery of First Presbyterian Church of Oakland.

OP-ED: Proposed Dept. of Race and Equity and the Prophetic Work of Changing the Status Quo

By Rev. Debra Avery, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland   When I considered whether to offer my thoughts on Councilmember Desley Brooks’ proposal for a city Department of Race and Equity, I thought: What can [...]
Protesters delivered a letter to Oakland police on April 12, demanding that they release surveillance footage from Home Depot related to the shooting of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville Police on Feb. 3. Henderson's sister, Antrinette Jenkins stands third from right. Photo by Daniela Kantorová.

Protesters Rally for Justice for Yuvette Henderson

Over 100 people joined a roving protest this week to demand that Emeryville businesses release video footage related to the police shooting of Yuvette Henderson.   The protest on April 12 began with a vigil [...]
Michael Johnson, Urban Core Development. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Councilmembers Favor $3,000 a Month Apartment Tower Project, Opposed by East Lake Neighbors

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 [...]
Vice President Joe Biden made a visit to Oakland on Friday, April 10 and spoke with students, who are also military veterans, in PG&E's PowerPathway program, a six-week training that he says is important to advancing the national workforce. From left, IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell, PowerPathway student Elizabeth Torres, Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Libby Schaaf, and PG&E Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley. Photo: Ashley Chambers.

Vice President Biden Visits Oakland, Praises PG&E Program Program Trains Veterans and Unemployed

Students in the PG&E PowerPathway workforce development program have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to work in the utility industry – as welders, linemen, gas service representatives, and other positions – building a [...]
Arnold Perkins, former director of the Alameda County Department of Health, spoke Monday at a press conference calling on Sutter corporation to fund Thunder Road, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers.

RNs Rally to Save Thunder Road, Alameda County’s Residential Teen Rehab Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low-income families.