Month: April 2015

New West Oakland Skate Park Runs into Bumpy Ground

Posted in Arts and Culture, Community, Education/Schools/Youth, Gentrification By Tasion Kwamilele A conflict over a skate park in West Oakland has become…

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Coalition Wants Coliseum City to Produce Jobs and Housing for Residents

Posted in Coliseum City, Economic Development, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Labor, Oakland Job Programs By Ashley Chambers In the wake of the City Council decision to…

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City Proposes “Bleak” Budget for Jobs and Training Programs

Posted in Economic Development, Labor, Oakland Job Programs, Police-Public Safety Frank Tucker Removed from WIB Board, Reinstated by Mayor’s Office  By Ken…

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Councilmembers Back $3,000 a Month Apartment Tower Project, Opposed by Eastlake Neighbors

Rendering of Lake Merritt Boulevard Apartments, courtesy of UrbanCore. By Ken Epstein The City Council’s Community and…

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UC Berkeley Supporters Rally For Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Posted in Berkeley, World News By Nikolas Zelinski Friends and family of 43 missing university students, “normalistas,” spoke at UC…

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The Outrage of Jailing Atlanta Black Educators

Posted in Commentary, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Kitty Kelly Epstein The jailing of seven Black Atlanta educators is an outrage matched…

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Latinos Underrepresented in Teaching and Other Jobs in OUSD

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Immigrant Rights, Labor Supt. Antwan Wilson: “We have to embody the diversity of this community” By Ken…

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Hundreds Defend ‘Afrika Town’ Community Garden

Posted in Arts and Culture, Community, Health The Afrika Town community garden and mural are located at 23rd Street and San…

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Opinion: Oakland Needs Office of Race and Equity

Posted in Commentary, Community, Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Environment, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Health, Housing/Foreclosures, Labor, LGBT, Police-Public Safety, Politics, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Responsive Government, Uncategorized “Allow ourselves to become comfortable with being uncomfortable”  By Desley Brooks…

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Concerns Raised at Oakland Unified Over Jackson’s $30,000 Per Month, Conflict of Interest

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Responsive Government Jackie Minor Sets Jackson’s Pay Rate, Says School Board Approval Not Necessary  By Ken Epstein…

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