A protest in Oakland Monday night after the St. Louis grand jury decision. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

Special Council Hearing for Black Lives Matter, Jan. 24

City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Larry Reid will hold a special Oakland City Council hearing on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers.The meeting will examine the [...]
Post Reporter Paul Cobb (with pencil in his glasses) is shown with Dr. Martin Luther King after he interviewed him in 1965 at the end of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Other Oaklanders shown adjacent to Cobb are Will Battles (left) and Milton Hare (right).

Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion

Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.Clergy have invited young people [...]
Boardmember Jody London, Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris listen to speakers at Wednesday's board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

District Seeks to Explain Redesign Process for Five Schools

Parents, students, teachers and community members are struggling to understand exactly what the district has in mind for their schools after it announced the start of a “high quality” school redesign process at five Oakland [...]
Students held signs and spoke at the school board meeting on Wednesday, opposing the school district's redesign plan. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Students and Board Members Weigh-in on School Changes

Student and teacher speakers at Wednesday night’s board meeting raised their concerns about the school redesign process that the district administration has initiated at five Oakland schools.In interviews with the Oakland Post, school board members [...]
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Bay Area Groups Call for 96 Hours of Action to “Reclaim King’s Legacy”, Jan. 16-19

Hundreds of people from more than two-dozen groups associated with the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) will join thousands around the country in 96 hours of action over the Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 16-19.In response [...]
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Two Developers in Running to Restore Historic Kaiser Convention Center

The announcement of one of the most important Oakland public works restoration projects in recent memory went virtually unnoticed during the recent mayoral campaign. Last September, the City of Oakland issued a Notice of Development [...]
Regina Jackson, president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Oakland’s Regina Jackson to Receive Citizen Humanitarian Award

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical [...]
(left to right) Dexter, Rev. Bernice, Martin III, and Yolanda King. Photo: Associated Press.

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

By Kate Brumback ATLANTA (AP) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. [...]
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Musical Tribute for Bishop Gordon Humphrey, Jan. 18

Rev. Gregory D. Hunter and Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church (OIMBC) Oakland will host a tribute to Bishop Gordon Humphrey on Sunday, January 18 at Love Center Ministries, 10440 International Blvd. in Oakland. Humphrey suddenly [...]