Tag Archives: Oakland

Black Lives Matter members Marissa Johnson, left, and Mara Jacqueline Willaford, right with a Black power fist, call for a moment of silence to commemorate Michael Brown after interrupting a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle. Sanders stands behind the two women to the right. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson).

Presidential Candidates Must Address White Supremacy, Says Seattle #BlackLivesMatter Activist

  On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, Mara Jacqueline Willaford and two other members of Seattle’s Black Lives Matter chapter captured the national media attention when they interrupted presidential hopeful [...]
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A Safe Place Awarded $180,000 Grant from The Blue Shield of California Foundation Will Launch Faith and Domestic Violence Project

A Safe Place will launch a two-year faith and domestic violence project, “Speaking of Faith,” thanks to an $180,000 grant from The Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]
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Fourth OPD Officer-Involved Death Since June

An Oakland police officer who had responded to a distress call for physical assault on Thursday, Aug. 27 ended up fatally shooting the physical assault suspect after he allegedly attacked her with a metal chain, [...]
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New Ferguson, Mo. Judge Throws Out Arrest Warrants Local activists say change in Oakland courts is long overdue

  A new municipal court judge in Ferguson, Mo. this week announced he was withdrawing all arrest warrants issued before Jan. 1, 2015, taking an action that should be duplicated and expanded by courts in [...]
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Shiloh’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary

  Shiloh Church will celebrate its 50th year Jubilee Anniversary with events on Sept. 4-6 at 3295 School St. in Oakland.   Shiloh will also commemorate 50 years of its outreach ministries around the world. [...]
Rafael Flores and Tim Bluitt with United Roots.

Youth Media Awards to Honor Young Storytellers

When it comes to young storytellers, the East Bay has a unique and diverse mix of individuals.   To recognize these brilliant and innovative young people, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host the East [...]
Gerard Turner

OP-ED: Improve Individual Health by  Strengthening Communities

By Gerard A. Turner   In any society there are few things as powerful as community. Even for those elements who would seek to control a community, there is no foothold without the consent, knowing [...]
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The Anastasio Project Returns to Oakland Acclaimed multidisciplinary arts project brings local stories of state violence to life

  The acclaimed production of The Anastasio Project, a multidisciplinary performance investigating race relations, state brutality and border violence, will be returning to the stage for two weekends—Sept. 11-13 and Sept. 18-20 at 8 p.m. [...]
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OP-ED: High School Students Can Take College Classes Through “Concurrent Enrollment”

By Dr. Elñora Tena Webb   Hopefully, like a growing number of folks, you’ve heard about “Concurrent Enrollment.”   It’s an opportunity provided to California’s youth that encourages them to enroll in their local community [...]