Tag Archives: Oakland

OBAMA

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, [...]
Photo from teachthought.com

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 [...]
Photo from novato.patch.com

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 [...]
Photo from www.publicintelligence.net

OP-ED: Pull the Plug on the Domain Awareness Center

Oakland City officials, including the City Council, Mayor and staff, cannot justify their support of the Domain Awareness Center by claiming to be ignorant of its risks to our safety and security.Although 60 percent of [...]
Rebecca Kaplan. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local.

Oakland Council Calls for Prop 13 Reform

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously this week to call on the California Legislature to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13, California’s property tax law. President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan (At Large) authored a [...]