Tag Archives: Oakland

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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 [...]
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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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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.