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Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Stopping gentrification in OUSD: Update on the displacement of Dewey and privatization of public land (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch, in collaboration with Dewey teachers Since we last wrote about the development deal that would potentially displace Dewey Academy and sell off public land, we’ve witnessed inspiring awareness and mobilization among the OUSD community. At each of the two relevant board meetings that happened last week, the 7-11 meeting

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A Story About Love: Award-winning team to make film about sex trafficking in Oakland

By Tehea Robie and Lydia Tuan Four-time Academy Award winner Mark Berger and Emmy Award winning producer Layda Negrete have teamed up to create a film about sexually exploited youth in the Bay Area. Child Sex Trafficking: A...

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Acupuncture school moves to old Oaksterdam building (Community Voices)

By Tehea Robie As mainstream healthcare continues to become more costly and dangerous, informed consumers are opening their minds to complementary / alternative medicine. The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (Academy), an IHL which has been serving the...

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

There are no children in Oakland: Youth Radio promotes youth of color in tech and media (Community Voices)

By Erik Sakamoto, Youth Radio’s Chief Operating Officer “Young people are behind a lot of the violence where I live, but who are their role models? I haven’t met a kid yet who’s said, ‘My dad sat...

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Dewey Academy in danger of displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch in collaboration with Dewey teachers Displacement of longtime low-income residents due to gentrification has been an all too common story in the Bay Area recently. Now the same insidious process is...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

OBIT: Remembering Kevin Weston

By Russell Morse, New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Jun 17, 2014. Kevin Weston, accomplished journalist and longtime New America Media family member, died Sunday at his home in Oakland after a nearly two-year fight with leukemia. He was 45....

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Proposed Police Oversight Commission clears first hurdle

By Ken Epstein, Editor of the Oakland Post. News story, Post News Group, June 13, 2014. A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Restorative Justice in Oakland: Investing in public, not private, security (Community Voices)

By Max Cadji. Read the full article here. In April of 2013, Donitra Henderson’s life was taken in North Oakland in front of her 4 year old son by an act of targeted gun violence. She was...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Level the dance floor: Celebrating 10 years of SMASH

This Saturday, June 14, celebrate the inclusion of underrepresented populations in STEM with a night of partying, dancing, and sipping STEM-themed cocktails! Level Playing Field Institute’s Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Program has spent the last...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

“The Movement,” a social justice summit success (Community Voices)

By EJ Pavia, Urban Peace Movement “This is what Oakland looks like,” shouted Ajman Thrower, 21, after a lively and inspiring performance by DetermiNation Media Group, an African-American male achievement youth program hailing from Oakland. Attendees experienced...

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