Month: May 2014

Black Construction Workers Overcome Obstacles to Land Army Base Jobs

Posted in Army Base Jobs, Economic Development, Labor By Ashley Chambers Four experienced Oakland construction workers have been trying for years…

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Local Activists Threaten to File Civil Rights Complaint Against Army Base Project

Complaint could jeopardize $25 million in federal funds  By Ken A. Epstein Oakland community environmental leaders have…

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OPD Wants to End Shotspotter – Council Members Disagree

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Ashley Chambers The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is considering ending its use of ShotSpotter,…

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Mayoral Candidates Address Black Issues

Mayoral candidates who spoke Wednesday night at the forum were: Jason Anderson, Patrick McCullough, Mayor Jean Quan,…

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Educator Denise Saddler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Post Staff Dr. Denise Saddler, former principal and administrator in the Oakland Unified School…

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Laney College President Elnora Webb’s Contract Renewed

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification By Ken A. Epstein Supporters of Dr. Elnora Webb breathed a partial sigh of relief…

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Oakland Recognizes High Achieving Students

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth By Ken Epstien The Oakland City Council recognized some of the city’s top students at this…

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Entertainment Complex Poised for Jack London Square

Posted in Economic Development, Gentrification Condo tower proposed for entrance to square  By Ken A. Epstein Construction is already underway…

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“World Asthma Day” in Alameda County

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Health By Spencer Whitney The Alameda County Asthma Coalition, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the…

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Oakland Declares May 6 “Father Jay Mathews Day”

Posted in Community Father Jay Mathews By Ken Epstein The Oakland City Council this week honored beloved local priest…

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