Tag Archives: Oakland

James E. Vann, Cofounder, Oakland Tenants Union

Op-Ed: 20 Steps City Council Can Take to Stop Displacement in Oakland Now

                            By James E Vann       Oakland’s present rental and affordable housing crisis — which is particularly catastrophic for renters [...]
Dante J. James

Opinion: Department of Race and Equity Will Work to End Inequities of “Power and Privilege”

By Dante J. James     The City of Oakland created the Department of Race and Equity in 2015, reflecting the city’s recognition and acknowledgment that racial disparities exist—they are systemic—and it is time to [...]
Speakers at the Jan. 24 Post Salon were Carroll Fife, Robert Arnold, James Vann, Steve King, Tia Hicks, Brytanee Brown. Photo by Ken Epstein.

City Should Declare Housing State of Emergency, Say Speakers at Post Salon

Speakers at January’s Post Salon examined what Oaklanders as a community can do to solve one of the largest crises facing the city: out-of-control rent increases and evictions that are driving families out of their [...]
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Communities Say They Want Higher Housing Impact Fees – Sooner Not Later

Over a hundred community members crowded the city council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee meeting Tuesday to react a staff report on the feasibility and implementation strategy of a citywide impact fee proposal. <
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson

Mayor, City Administrator, City Council Still Failing to Implement “Fair and Consistent” Police Discipline

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department (OPD) for almost a dozen years, has issued a new order reinstating a “court investigator” to look into the city’s failure to institute [...]
Photo courtesy of Oakland Socialist.

The Fight Against Gentrification: Qilombo’s Upcoming Art Gallery Community center asks, “What is a Black Arts District without Black people?”

Qilombo Community Center of the Afrikatown and McClymonds district has teamed up with local Oakland artist and photographer Danté-Alexander to launch a monthly Art Showcase & Gallery on First Fridays.
Obispo Bob Jackson, respaldado por otros pastores locales, habla en la reunión del Consejo de la ciudad el 8 de diciembre a favor de la terminal de carbón.

Opinion: Pastors Support Coal Terminal for Jobs and Economic Development

A newly formed group of local pastors made a powerful appearance before the Oakland City Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, to speak out in favor of a maritime project that will bring long-awaited jobs and [...]