Tag Archives: Oakland

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 [...]
Photo courtesy of kalw.org

As Gentrification Intensifies, Cultural Spaces and Houses of Worship Threatened Coalition of faith-based and cultural workers joins to protect sacred spaces, Say Speakers at Post Salon

Oakland and other Bay Area cities are in the throes of a market-driven surge in evictions and rent increases, as long-term residents, small businesses and nonprofit agencies are being pushed out of their communities at [...]
Marshawn Lynch. Photo: Starbucks.

Starbucks Unleashes “Beast Mode Frappucino” by Marshawn Lynch

  By Suzy Strutner, Huffington Post   This holiday season, Starbucks is going Beast Mode with the arrival of a new special blended concoction that is the epic handiwork of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn [...]
Larry Moore

Dr. Larry Moore Reaches Students Where They Are with School of Theology

As an educator who has taught in Oakland for over a decade, Dr. Larry Moore saw a need for schools tailored to the study of theology.
Walter Riley

National Lawyers Guild Honors Local Attorney Walter Riley

  The National Lawyers Guild honored Oakland civil rights attorney Walter Riley at its annual Law for the People Convention, which was held in Oakland this year at the Marriott Oakland City Center.
Work on the Oakland Army Base development could halt if disagreements over the coal terminal are not resolved.

Environmental Groups’ Legal Action Could Halt Coal Terminal

  Environmental and community groups—Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and San Francisco Baykeepers—have filed a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) action in Alameda County Superior Court challenging the export of [...]
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.

End Jim Crow Segregation at Oakland Restaurants, Say Activists

  Restaurants and hospitality businesses employ nearly 11 million workers nationally, one of the largest industries in the country, and are growing at a feverish pace in Oakland.
Oakland Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece (45) is joined by Raiderettes, Raider Rusher as well as teammates DJ Hayden (25) and J’Marcus Webb (76) in leading Oakland’s Bella Vista students in exercises during the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAIDERS.COM

Oakland Raiders Engage Bella Vista Students on Living Healthy

  Students at Bella Vista Elementary School in Oakland had a chance to get active in a youth football clinic with the Raiders on Monday, Oct. 19 at the 17th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle.

Oakland Petition: Neighbors Should not Racially Profile Neighbors

Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]