Month: January 2015

Community, Black Friday 14 Tell City Council: “The People Have Had Enough”

By Ashley Chambers and Ken Epstein Oakland has the chance to become a model for cities across…

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Local Boxing Club Becomes Barber Shop for a Day

Haircutting at East Oakland Boxing Association. Photo by Laura Ming Wong By Laura Ming Wong Ten-year-old Chrystian…

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Tribute to Educator Dr. Harold Berlak, 82

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Kitty Kelly Epstein Harold Berlak devoted his professional life to combating crazy ideas about…

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The Seven Worst Things About Standardized Tests and What You Can Do About Them

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Kitty Kelly Epstein The federal government is discussing how many standardized tests they will…

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Supporters of Black Friday Protesters Demand That BART Drop All Charges

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Police-Public Safety, Responsive Government By Ashley Chambers Protesters who took over the West Oakland BART…

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Berkeley Meeting Addresses Prejudice

Posted in Berkeley, Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Police-Public Safety, Responsive Government Hearing calls for end to “normalization of Blacks being treated like…

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#BlackLivesMatter Movement Raises Demands at Oakland City Council Hearing

By Post Staff In response to police abuse and violence in the City of Oakland, the Anti…

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Teachers Union Questions Redesign Plan for Five Schools

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Labor By Ken Epstein Parents, students and community members are hoping the Oakland Unified School District will…

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Local Small Businesses Object to Coliseum City Development

Posted in Coliseum City, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Labor By Ken Epstein Representatives of small businesses are complaining that city staff is on…

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Board Members and Students Weigh-in on School Changes

Posted in Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Labor By Ken Epstein Student and teacher speakers at Wednesday night’s board meetings raised their concerns…

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