Month: October 2015

Community Turns Up the Volume to Defend Residents and Businesses

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Business, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures Activists demand “Development Without Displacement” after mayor’s staff says there is…

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End Jim Crow Segregation at Oakland Restaurants, Say Activists

Posted in Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Oakland Job Programs By Ken Epstein and Ashley Chambers Restaurants and hospitality businesses employ nearly…

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Oakland Anti-Displacement Coalition Says “Speak Out to Stay Put!”

Carroll Fife (top left), a co-founder of the Oakland Alliance, spoke at a workshop on developing an…

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Oakland Petition: Neighbors Should Not Be Racially Profiling Neighbors

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Police-Public Safety, Racial profiling By Ken Epstein Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun…

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Op-ed: City Council Must Take Immediate Steps to Address to Housing Crisis

Representatives must take emergency action to halt displacement of Oakland residents By Margaretta Lin In the tradition…

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Is Oakland a “Sanctuary City” for Its Sanctuaries?

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Police-Public Safety, Responsive Government, Uncategorized Gentrifiers cause the city to use police and fines…

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City of Oakland and Local Businesses Must Hire Oakland Now, Say Community Leaders

Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Immigrant Rights, Labor, LGBT, Oakland Job Programs, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated Speakers at the Post Salon on jobs for Oakland residents were (…

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California’s New Racial Profiling Law Seen as First Step Toward Police Accountability

Posted in Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety California Highway Patrol officer stands outside the office of Gov. Jerry Brown as protestors…

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Churches Respond to Noise Complaints Filed Against West Oakland Church

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Responsive Government Neighborhoods gear up to protest gentrification with a “joyful noise”…

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Window for City of Oakland to Act on Housing Opportunities for Residents Is Closing Fast

Posted in Affordable Housing, Community, Gentrification, Responsive Government By Margaretta Lin The international peace leader Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to write…

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