Tag Archives: Oakland

Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Public Hearing on Coal Set for Sept. 21

The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing on Monday, Sept. 21 to allow the public to voice its opinions on the export of coal through the Oakland Army Base.
Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown (center) helped present a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a synthetic turf surface at the Elmhurst Campus in East Oakland. From left to right:  Raiderettes Marcy and Morgan, OUSD Board of Education President James Harris, Alliance Academy Principal Stacey Wyatt, Visit Oakland CEO Alison Best, Elmhurst Community Prep student Damian Warren, Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Elmhurst Community Prep Principal Kilian Betlach, Alliance Academy student Tavita Halatoa, East Bay Asian Youth Center Executive Director David Kakishiba, Marsha Murrington of Bay Area LISC, Raiderettes Kelly and Kindra. (Photo courtesy of Tony Gonzales/raiders.com)

Oakland Raiders, LISC Award $200,000 Grant to East Bay Asian Youth Center

  The Oakland Raiders and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, recently awarded the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) with a $200,000 field surface grant to help install a [...]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Unveils Blueprint for 10,000 Permanent Affordable Homes Housing rights organizations call for more effective rent control policies

  Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a blueprint to provide more than 10,000 permanent affordable homes to San Francisco families and residents by 2020, which requires the introduction of five pieces of affordable housing legislation through [...]
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 #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 national media attention when they interrupted presidential hopeful Bernie [...]
The Cast:Left to Right- Adimu Madyun- (Stool Pigeon), Niko Lorraine Buchanan-(Tonya), Koran Streets- (Hedley, II), Ayodele Nzinga-(Ruby), Reginald Wilkins -- (Elmore).

Last Chance to See Lower Bottom Playaz Perform August Wilson’s “King Hedley II”

“King Hedley II,” as presented by the Lower Bottom Playaz, is a must-see to understand the many social problems and generational barriers that play a part in the lives of our families.
Photo Courtesy of A Safe Place, Inc.

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.
Van Jones. Photo Courtesy of Powered By Light.

OCCUR David E. Glover Legacy Awards Honor Business and Community Leaders

  The Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR) will host its second annual David E. Glover Legacy Awards, honoring people who have impacted the lives of others and created change in the community, 6:30pm, [...]
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, [...]
Ferguson Judge Donald McCullin

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 [...]