Oakland’s black youth are arrested in school at a rate that is more than double their proportion of the school population, a community nonprofit said.
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Tagged ACLU, African American Male Achievement, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Organizing Project, BOP, Community Oriented Policing Services, David Yusem, Duron Aldredge, East Bay Community Law Center's Youth Defender Project, Kate Weisburd, McClymonds High School, Misha Cornelius, Oakland, Oakland Police Department, Oakland School Police, Office of Civil Rights, OUSD, restorative justice, school to prison pipeline, Skyline High School, social emotional learning, Troy Flint, U.S. Department of Education
The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam,...
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Tagged anti-apartheid movement, civil rights, Education, Merritt College, Nelson Mandela, Oakland, Sonny Le, South Africa, Vietnamese community
Seeking recognition and support from the city, new initiative unites creative manufacturers
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Tagged American Steel, bikeparking.com, Blank and Cables, CORE foods, Form and Reform, Hammer and Heels, Maker movement, Oakland Makers, Oakland zoning, Ryon Gesink, the Crucible, West Oakland
Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...
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Tagged art, Culture, dance, dancers, hip hop, In the Groove, Jenay Anolin, Laney College, mix'd ingrdnts, Samara Atkins, waacking
The Alameda County Juvenile Hall is in the planning stages of creating a girl’s camp to provide stability to victims of sexual exploitation and other at-risk youth.
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Tagged bawar, esa ehmen-krause, Holly Joshi, juvenile hall, missey, pat mims, prostitution, sexual exploitation
Check out the events happening in Oakland this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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Tagged art, Art in a Box, Clare Szydlowski, Compound Gallery & Studios, Crystal Morey, Culture, David Six, David Spiher, Lena Reynoso, Masako Miki, Matt Reynoso, North Oakland, painting, sculpture, Steve Ferrera, The Compound Gallery, Zach Clark
Nwe Oo, a Rakhine Burmese refugee based in Oakland, is an advocate for human rights and adamantly speaks out against domestic violence.
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Tagged AAPI, Arakan, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Burmese refugees, CHAA, Chin, Community Health for Asian Americans, Karen, Kareni, Nwe Oo, Oakland, Rakhine, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, White House Initiatives on AAPI
“We’re not partial to anybody in particular. Just individuals who are strong and females who can work on their own cars,” Ann said.
The Jack London Market Square building was transformed into a showcase of Oakland’s ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) culture at the Patchwork handmade festival.
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Tagged diy, Goat and Kettle, handmade, Jack London Market Square, Justin Marsh, Oakland, Olive Loew, Patchwork Festival, Saint and Olive, Salvio Alphonso
The New Parish is packed – with couples trying to dance a two-step, with indisputably underage girls taking selfies, with raucous laughter, with the sounds of congas and pulsating bass lines. And, rising above it...
Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
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Tagged Comrade, Design, Global Sustainability Jam, Marise Phillips, Marlene Kuhn, Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland, Oakland Sustainability Jam, Sanjay Ranjan, sustainability
A listing of community meals and activities in Oakland for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sudo Mesh brings volunteers together to bridge the "digital divide"
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Tagged Bruce Buckelew, digital divide, internet, Marc Juul, mesh network, Oakland Technology Exchange West, Sudo Mesh, Sudo Room, technology, wireless
Kinetic Steam Works is a West Oakland-based nonprofit that utilizes steam to power antique machinery, like a player piano and a printing press, and to create artwork.
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Tagged Burning Man, Coachella, Edwardian Ball, Kinetic Steam Works, KSW, San Francisco, steam, William Francis
In a cross-cultural night of charity, an old Italian tradition mingled with an Uptown Oakland vibe to benefit urban youth.
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Tagged bars, bocce, East Oakland Boxing Association, make westing, Sports, Uptown district