Month: May 2015

Residents Want City to Keep an Eye on Police Surveillance

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Ashley Chambers Oakland residents are strongly advocating for a citywide privacy policy that would…

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Screening of Cuban Film on Assata Shakur

The Richmond, California, Regla Cuba Friendship Committee will present two feature films, including one on former Black…

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Screening of Cuban Film on Assata Shakur

Posted in Arts and Culture, History and remembering The Richmond, California, Regla Cuba Friendship Committee will present two feature films,…

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“Path Not Found” – Report Says Low-income Students Lack Computer Access

Posted in Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Nikolas Zelinski The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) has released a report titled…

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Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Ashley Chambers The City Council took a first step this week to enact a…

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Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

Posted in Economic Development, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Politics, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein A local community group has not yet received a reply from…

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Healthcare Racial Disparities Persist Despite ACA

Posted in Uncategorized More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care…

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Lynette McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

By Ashley Chambers News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s plan to negotiate a deal with four…

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OUSD Consultant Lance Jackson’s Company Sued in Corruption Scandal

Posted in Community, Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is paying consultant Lance Jackson…

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Commentary: Oakland Hip Hop Artist Young Gully Speaks to Youth Experiences

Young Gully. Photo Courtesy of the Eastbay Express. By Jaron K. Epstein Jaron K. Epstein Oakland is…

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