Tag Archives: Oakland

Drummers of the SambaFunk! Funkquarians perform with members of the public at Lake Merritt in protest. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Is Oakland a “Sanctuary City” for Its Sanctuaries? Gentrifiers cause the city to use police and fines to punish drummers, churches and creative artists

  Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Attorney General Harris Announces $2 Million in Grants to Fight Methamphetamine and Gang Activity

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced that the California Department of Justice has been awarded over $2 millions in federal grants to fight gang activity and the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine throughout [...]

Unity Day Empowers Castlemont Students to Lead for Positive Change

Castlemont High School students celebrated Unity Day last week, attending workshops centered on the impacts of mass incarceration, gentrification, and racism on people of color in America.
The SambaFunk! Funkquarians led the drum circle protest with over a hundred drummers in front of City Hall on Monday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Racially Profiled, Drummers Make Noise about Gentrification in Oakland

    Over one hundred people, most of them drummers, gathered in front of City Hall Monday evening to bring attention to what longtime Oaklanders feel is an increase in tensions between longtime residents and [...]
A panel of experts spoke at the Oakland City Council's public hearing on the housing crisis on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Left to right:  Muntu Davis, Alameda County public health director; Kalima Rose, senior director of the PolicyLink Center; Edward Del Beccaro, Transwestern; and Alma Blackwell, Oakland Housing Rights Organizer at Causa Justa: Just Cause. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Residents Push Council to Protect Renters and Homeowners Who Are Being Driven from the City

  Angry, desperate and determined residents filled City Council chambers Wednesday evening for a public hearing that had been called to discuss Oakland’s housing crisis, demanding that councilmembers move beyond talk to take immediate action [...]
Demonstrators march in New York against police brutality. AP photo.

#CaravanForJustice Mobilizes Communities Against Police Violence

A caravan seeking to mobilize communities of color against police brutality will travel throughout California Oct. 3 through Oct. 10, led by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in partnership with the ACLU of [...]
Photo courtesy of Tony Gonzales/Raiders.com.

Raiders Win On and Off Field, Visit Patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Following the Oakland Raiders 27-20 win at Cleveland on Sunday, the Raiders rookies visited patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland on Monday, Sept. 28 as part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.The Raiders Rookie [...]