Tag Archives: Oakland

Council President Lynette McElhaney and Council President Pro Tem Larry Reid convened the Special Council Hearing on Jan. 24.

City Leaders Address Concerns Raised by Black Lives Matter Movement

Many Oakland residents are saying that the City Council’s public hearing on critical issues that impact African Americans in Oakland is a good first step.   Held last Saturday in City Hall chambers, the packed [...]
Standing at the podium during the City Council's public hearing were (L to R): Karissa Lewis, Black Radical Farmer, Black Friday 14; Robbie Clark, Black Friday 14, Black Lives Matter; Mollie Costello, Black Friday 14, Alan Blueford Center for Justice; Nell Myhand, Black Friday 14; and Cat Brooks, ONYX, Black Power Network, Black Friday 14. Photos by Ken Epstein.

Community Members at Public Hearing Say: “The People Have Had Enough”

Oakland has the chance to be a model for cities across the country on how city government can effectively respond to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to activists and City Councilmembers.
BAM Poet's Choir & Arkestra

Black Arts Movement Gala Opening, Feb. 7 Features Book Fair, Art from San Quentin Inmates, and BAM Poet’s Choir & Arkestra

  The Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration will commence on Saturday, Feb. 7 in partnership with Laney College and President Elnora T. Webb, Ph.D.   The Bay Area-wide celebration will kick off with a [...]
Supporters of 14 protesters arrested at West Oakland BART on Nov. 28 chant and hold up a banner Thursday afternoon at the beginning of a BART Board of Directors meeting in Oakland before police push them out of the room.  The banner reads: "We Stand with the Black Friday 14. Drop the charges." Most of the supporters could not fit into the meeting room. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Supporters of Black Friday Protesters Demand That BART Drop All Charges

Protesters who took over the West Oakland BART station and shut down the trains on Black Friday received an outpouring of support on Thursday as community members rallied outside the BART Board meeting demanding that [...]
Golden State Warriors Guard Klay Thompson with staff from the Warriors and Esurance, season ticket holders, and Oakland Marriott volunteers. They packaged 1300 lunches for Bay Area organizations as part of the WE GIVE #HashtagLunchBag movement. Photo by Graig Brooks - Jaguar Productions.

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors and Esurance Feed the Community

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson joined season ticket holders, staff of the Warriors, Oakland Marriott and Esurance to prepare lunch bag meals to feed the hungry last week at the Oakland Marriott City Center.