Month: December 2015

Black Students Demand School District Take Steps to Reduce Racism at Berkeley High

Posted in Berkeley, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Labor, Racial profiling By Ken Epstein In the wake of a racist, violent threat and…

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Do Schaaf and Her Administration Bury City Policies They Oppose?

Posted in Politics, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein At this week’s City Council meeting, Assistant to the City Administrator Joe…

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Oakland City Councilmembers Reluctant to Call Housing State of Emergency

Posted in Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein The City of Alameda has been in the spotlight in the…

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Oakland School District’s Catalog Promotes Charters That Exclude Special Needs Students

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) for the first time has included…

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Community Protesters: Amid Housing Crisis, Why is Council Funding More Police?

Posted in Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Police-Public Safety By Tulio Ospina The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial…

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Anger Grows in Wake of Police Killing of Mario Woods

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety, Racial profiling Video reveals six officers shot man with knife up against the wall By…

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In Face of Community Pressure, D.A. Drops Case Against Black Friday 14

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Racial profiling By Post Staff Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley finally dropped criminal…

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Black Students Demand School District Take Steps to Reduce Racism at Berkeley High

Posted in Berkeley, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Labor, Racial profiling By Ken Epstein In the wake of a racist, violent threat and…

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Neighborhood Coalition Awaits City Council Decision on East 12th Street Development

Posted in Affordable Housing, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures By Tulio Ospina The East 12th Wishlist Design Team, supported by the neighborhood coalition Eastlake…

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Community Objects to Privately Funded OUSD Enrollment Reform

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Labor By Ken A. Epstein Members of the Board of Education and community activists are raising…

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