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Carl Davis Leads Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (SVBCC) promotes diversity and opportunity for African American and minority businesses. Local businessman Ron McPherson, who served...

Barbara Lee Calls on Uber, Tech Industry to Address Deficit in...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee along with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman Cedric Richmond and Representatives G.K. Butterfield and Emanuel Cleaver– sent...

Oscars Diversity Drought Ends But SF State Professors Have Mixed Reactions

 The nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced last week, and there was one thing missing compared to last year: backlash over the...

Councilmembers Seek More Local Residents, People of Color as Police Officers

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted to continue discussing proposals to reform Oakland Police Department (OPD) hiring and recruitment practices to...

Diversity in California State Senate Matters

Forty Members currently serve in the California State Senate, and only two Senators are African-American. Both African-American State Senators are from Southern California. The question...

Oakland Groups Demand Uber Step Up to Support Diversity and Affordable...

A community forum, hosted by the Oakland Post and Greenlining, met on Thursday to begin a discussion on how to ensure that Uber and...

Council Members: OPD Must Recruit Local Residents, Women and People of...

A proposal advocating changes to the Oakland Police Department’s recruiting practices passed unanimously this week at a packed Public Safety Committee meeting. “We have for...

Oakland Is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity, Says New...

Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and...

Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify

By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology WriterJesse Jackson renewed his call earlier this month for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a...

Latinos Significantly Underrepresented in Teaching and Other Jobs in OUSD

While Latino youth make up 41 percent and still growing numbers of students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), they are a disproportionately...
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