Equal Rights/Equity

Fired Police Chief Kirkpatrick Was “Backsliding” on OPD Reforms, Say Police Accountability Leaders

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Libby Schaaf, Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein The seemingly sudden firing of Oakland Police Dept. Chief Anne…

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State Control Over the Oakland Unified School District, Neoliberalism, Austerity, School Closures and the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT)

Oakland’s state overseers (L to R): California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Nick Schweizer, Trustee Chris Learned,…

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Black Workers Call for City Council Summit on Discrimination in Hiring on City Projects

Posted in Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Labor By Ken Epstein African American contractors and construction workers  are opposing a proposal that…

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Chesa Boudin Runs for SF District Attorney

Posted in Against White Supremacy, Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety, Racial profiling, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Responsive Government, Restorative Justice, Sanctuary City East Bay Civil Rights attorney Pamela Price…

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School District Prepares for Second Round of School Closures

The district also is beginning the process of selling or leasing school properties. By Ken Epstein The…

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Opinion: We Need to Stand for Leonard Powell

Posted in Berkeley, Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Probate court reform, Responsive Government  Court Hearing Jan. 29 for Veteran Fighting to Keep City from…

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“Restore Our Rights” – End Disenfranchisement of Californians with Felony Convictions

Posted in Elections & Voting Rights, Equal Rights/Equity, Mass incarceration, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, voting rights Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is hosting…

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Opinion: We Must Reduce Gentrification in Our Classrooms

By Alexandra Mejia Gentrification of Oakland leaves many of us with empty pockets and anxiety about a…

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New Year, New Leadership, New Oakland?

 Rebecca Kaplan unanimously elected City Council President By Ken Epstein Oakland honored its newly elected city leaders…

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2019 Oakland Women’s March, Saturday, Jan. 19

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Politics, Responsive Government, voting rights The Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of…

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