Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Abel Guillén may have violated City Council procedures last week when they tried to take a cannabis resolution that died in the Rules Committee, and then schedule the failed proposal for [...]
By Kitty Kelly Epstein African-Americans are 28 percent of the Oakland population but get only nine percent of the work on projects that their tax dollars are paying for.
Much of the money flowing into Oakland Board of Education elections, which will impact the direction of the Oakland Unified School District for the next four years, is coming from Great Oakland (GO) public schools, [...]
Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign for re-election to the Oakland City Council At-Large seat has received major new endorsements, including the Democratic Party and commentator, environmental justice advocate, and opponent of mass incarceration Van Jones.
The tags still dangled from the berets and sunglasses that Dimensions Dance Theater members wore Wednesday night as they rehearsed for the “Black Panther Project,” an interpretation of the party’s rise and impact in Oakland [...]
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has become a national model in addressing systemic injustices faced by students of color, with progressive programs like the District’s Office of African American Male Achievement showing proven success.
The City of Oakland this week paid $1.2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Demouria Hogg, who was killed by Oakland police in June of 2015.
Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired a consultant for $300,000 to work part time for eight months – waiving the competitive bidding process – to establish a new Department of Transportation for the City of Oakland. [...]
According to Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, The City of Oakland, the County of Alameda, and the NFL are working on a stadium plan to keep the Oakland Raiders in Oakland - and to head [...]
By Arnold Perkins One in two African American and Latino children are predicted to get type 2 diabetes in their lifetime (compared to one in three children overall).