Tag Archives: Oakland

Mass Incarceration

Growing Movement in Oakland Calls for End to Mass Incarceration

A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland.   The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]
Delores Huerta

Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former State Senator Art Torres Keynote Lecture Series at Mills College

On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
DDT

Dimensions Dance Theater Rites of Passage Youth Program Celebrates 20 Years, Dec. 7

Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African- American dance company for more than four decades, is announcing a holiday showcase of student performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its youth outreach program, [...]
west oakland

OP-ED: New Businesses and Construction Are Transforming West Oakland

  Many people are aware of Oakland’s growing restaurant industry. However, Oakland is becoming the center of more upstream food production. With transportation access and empty warehouse space and transportation access, West Oakland is attracting [...]
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Obama’s Executive Action Supports Immigrants City officials applaud Obama

In a rare primetime nationally televised address, President Obama Thursday evening announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in decades. The president will circumvent Congress, extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, increase [...]
Post publisher Paul Cobb (left) and Councilmember Libby Schaaf rode together at the Bay Bridge ceremony in Sept. 2013. Photo by Conway Jones.

OP-ED: An Opportunity for Bridge Building with Libby Schaaf

When Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf gave the Post/El Mundo News Group an exclusive interview Thursday pledging to involve and “include robust community participation” around jobs and minority participation in development projects, especially in East Oakland, I [...]