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Raiders Making Moves Before Draft

Coming off probably the worst season of his career, Matt Schaub will get another opportunity to prove his worth with the Oakland Raiders. After a complicated season of using three quarterbacks, the Raiders believe they’ve [...]
City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
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Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative Comes to Oakland

President Obama recently launched an innovative “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to support young African American men by keeping them focused on education and out of prison. Th
Stylist and makeup artist Shakela Lewis applies makeup on her client Deanna Williams.

PIC Partners with Moods and Attitudes Salon for Women’s “Self Love Day”

Pampering at the beauty salon makes all the difference for women embarking on a new path in life. Celebrating the personal and professional growth of women in the Oakland Private Industry Council’s (PIC) JOBS program, [...]
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Movement Begins Against Increased Standardized Testing of Teachers

It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A.Now [...]
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Attorney Fees Reduced in General Assistance Lawsuit

Litigation concerning the county’s General Assistance (GA) program filed by the Public Interest Law Project concluded with a judge’s reduction of requested attorney fees from $2.4 million to $423,573, or by 83 percent.
Bishop J.E. Watkins. Photo courtesy of Oaklandlocal.

Overcomers With Hope Offers Youth Digital Arts Training

Overcomers With Hope (OWH) Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media Training Program based in Oakland is set to re-launch its services to underserved youth. The state-of-the-art facility is housed in the Liberty Hall – Marcus Garvey [...]