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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Do you ever wonder if you are a gentrifier? (Community Voices)

Do you ever wonder if you are a gentrifier? Answer these questions to find out… When you moved to your current city was it because you were forced out of your native city due to sky rocketing rental prices or did you “choose” to move to your current city because you “liked the people, food

Monday, February 24th, 2014

SF Brewery Building Production Plant, Restaurant in San Leandro

The 21st Amendment Brewery will open a production brewery, tasting room, full-service restaurant and event space in the former Kellogg Cereal plant at 2010 Williams Street in San Leandro. “We are excited to welcome 21st Amendment to San Leandro, and commend...

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Libraries…not just about books! (Community Voices)

I was going to talk today a little bit about the Youth Media Awards, but it looks like someone beat me to it!  These awards are like the Academy Awards for children’s and teen literature, and some...

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Oakland City Emergency Shelter downtown provides refuge from cold for homeless population

Oakland’s homeless population had cause to worry when the Oakland Army Base’s Winter Shelter finally closed for good, especially in the wake of a recent Bay Area cold snap that claimed a number of homeless victims. Questions...

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Oakland Public Library celebrates art and community vision (Community Voices)

Today I have two important things to tell you about. Both are exciting! Both are library related! Both are beautiful! So, what are we waiting for? First, graffiti. I know that the library has been in the...

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Those Young Men Who Robbed You at Gunpoint (Community Voices)

Remember those young men who robbed you at gunpoint?  How could you forget? They may have been blacker than you, but they share a race with you: the human.  Humans are known for making errors. They did...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Unlike Oakland, Richmond Contributes to Federally Supported Job Programs (Analysis)

By Tasion Kwamilele, Oakland Post Oakland’s Workforce Investment Board takes one-third of its federal job and training funds to pay for administrative overhead. But other nearby cites, including Richmond, not only do not use job funds to pay...

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Local faith leaders praying for Sheriff on TRUST Act (Community Voices)

On Thursday, September 19, dozens of Oakland and East Bay faith and community leaders sang, prayed, and even meditated outside the office of Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, gently calling upon him to “open his heart” to...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Not only commemorate, but continue: Rally on August 24, the 50th anniverary of the Dream (Community Voices)

A multiracial, mostly older, crowd of about 150 people gathered at the Mosswood Park Amphitheater on Saturday, August 24, to attend a rally organized by the Bay Area Black Worker Center. Contemporary and local civil rights activists...

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Family and friends of Sandra Coke establish fund

The friends and family of the late Sandra Coke, a well-loved Oaklander whose body was found last week after her disappearance a week earlier, have established a fund for the education of her daughter. “Sandra Coke enriched...

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