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OCCUR David E. Glover Legacy Awards Honor Business and Community Leaders

  The Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR) will host its second annual David E. Glover Legacy Awards, honoring people who have impacted the lives of others and created change in the community, 6:30pm, [...]
Len Turner, president of Turner Group Construction, was one of the honorees at the recent East Bay Small Business Council Black History Month program.

Small Business Council Honors Local Leaders

The East Bay Small Business Council recently honored several local leaders for their dedication to business and the community. Featured speakers at the Small Business Council’s Black History Month program, held at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle [...]
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Post Publisher Paul Cobb.

Civil Rights Veterans Jesse Jackson and Paul Cobb Attend “Selma” Screening

In the weeks following the release of the Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” Rev. Jesse Jackson along with Charley Moore, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein hosted a private screening of the film in San Francisco’s historic [...]
From left to right, Oakland Council President Lynette McElhaney, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Pastor Zachary Carey of True Vine Ministries.

Libby Schaaf Backs Jesse Jackson’s Drive to Bring Tech Jobs to Oakland

Civil Rights veteran and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. was the guest speaker at the True Vine Ministries services, which are held in the McClymonds High School Auditorium in West Oakland, [...]
Left to right: Publisher Paul Cobb and Troy Williams hold up a Post edition of Cobb's visit with San Quentin News at the Post offices. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Released from San Quentin, Troy Williams Builds a New Life in Video Production “A lot of the guys in there are not the same person that they were 20-plus years ago.”

Just two months after being released from San Quentin for model behavior, Troy Williams sits in the offices of The Post newspapers eager to share his story and spread a positive message to young men [...]
Post Publisher Paul Cobb (left) and BAM Producer Marvin X.

Paul Cobb’s Vision for the 50th Anniversary Black Arts Movement

As the Bay Area prepares for the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement (BAM), the most radical artistic and literary movement in American history, Paul Cobb gave fellow writer and festival producer Marvin X [...]
Post publisher Paul Cobb (left) and Councilmember Libby Schaaf rode together at the Bay Bridge ceremony in Sept. 2013. Photo by Conway Jones.

OP-ED: An Opportunity for Bridge Building with Libby Schaaf

When Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf gave the Post/El Mundo News Group an exclusive interview Thursday pledging to involve and “include robust community participation” around jobs and minority participation in development projects, especially in East Oakland, I [...]