Tag Archives: Oakland

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Officials Will Be Held Accountable in 2016 City Elections for Failing to Halt Gentrification and Keep Residents in Oakland

There is near universal agreement that Oakland is in a housing crisis and that action must be taken quickly to prevent the town from being San Franciso-ized, turning into a city that has lost its [...]
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Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
The Whispers - Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell and Leaveil Degree.

The Whispers Will Be Home for the Holidays at the Paramount

The smooth velvety voices of The Whispers will come back to the Bay Area Nov. 28 at Oakland’s Paramount Theater.   Presented by Bay Area Productions, The Whispers’ “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature [...]
El estudio "Poner fin a Jim Crow para Trabajadores de la Industria de restaurantes" fue lanzado el 20 de octubre en la Fundación de la Comunidad de East Bay donde varios oradores discutieron la forma de abordar la raza y la segregación de género en el sector de restaurantes. (De izquierda a derecha) Glenn Harris, presidente del Centro para la Inclusión Social; Shonda Roberts, miembro de ROC-La Bahía; y Adrian Henderson, co-propietario de Kingston 11 en Oakland y ROC-The Bay High Road empleador. Foto por Ashley Chambers.

Fin a la segregación en restaurantes de Oakland, dicen Activistas

Restaurantes y negocios de hostelería emplean cerca de 11 millones de trabajadores a nivel nacional, una de las industrias más grandes del país, y están creciendo a un ritmo febril en Oakland.
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David E. Glover Education and Technology Center Offers New TECH U Program for Teens

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGETC) recently announced its new TECH U Program, which offers a variety of free technology-based trainings for youth ages 12-18, including computer coding and digital media.
Residentes de Oakland colorearon las ilustraciones de 'Visiones desde el Interior' para la creación de un mural colaborativo sobre las madres y los niños detenidos en los EE.UU. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Betti Ono Gallery: Art Exhibit Exposes Realities Migrants Experience in Detention

The Betti Ono art gallery opened its doors Monday evening to the public for the creation of a mural using images from the “Visions from the Inside” project, depicting the experiences and hardships of undocumented [...]
Speakers at a community coal meeting included (l to r) Pastor Ken Chambers of West Side Baptist Church, Margaret Gordon of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, and Will Scott, Program Director with California Faith Power & Light. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Churches, Community Unite Against Coal in Oakland

  Community members and faith leaders held a public meeting this week to oppose the export of coal from a terminal at the City of Oakland’s Army Base development project.
CallSocket has quickly expanded its workforce from 120 to 250 employees in one year, thanks to its ethical hiring policies and commitment to its employees. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

CallSocket Flourishes in its Commitment to Workers

With a rapidly growing and diverse workforce, offering paid training, full health benefits and pay above the minimum wage for Oakland residents, CallSocket is outshining many of the large businesses and restaurants that are situating [...]