Tag Archives: Oakland

Jessica Gatewood, Richard Linyard's mother. Photos by Ken Epstein

OPD Releases Video Footage in Two Police-Involved Deaths

  In an unprecedented move, the Oakland Police Department this week released body camera evidence to some representatives of the media but not to the general public in two police-involved deaths, hoping to clear up [...]
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield

“Creating Joyful and Effective Schools” – Educators to Speak at Oakland Post Salon

  This month’s Post Salon will feature an interactive dialogue on the politics and practice of education. The speakers are three longtime educators in the East Bay.
Milton Bowen showcases his art at Oakstop in Oakland. This display highlights the stereotype of "Aint Cha Mama" as a house maid for the slave master. Photo by Ibraheem Muhammad.

Milton Bowen Raises Historical Consciousness Through Art

  By Ibraheem Muhammad   Oakland born artist Milton Bowen hopes to educate viewers of his art and raise consciousness of African American history. And, his recent art presentation at Oakstop in Oakland does just [...]
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Congresswoman Barbara speak at recent event

400 High Tech Jobs Available Through New Obama Program

  President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.
Oakland pop

OPD Efforts to Recruit African Americans Yield Meager Results

    Recent efforts by the Oakland Police Department to increase the numbers of African American officers have resulted in meager results in the hiring and retention of Black officers, according to a report submitted [...]