The Golden Gate Audubon Society and Oakland Zoo have teamed up to rescue baby birds that have fallen from their nests. Watch members on a heron rescue mission in downtown Oakland.
Entrepreneurs from other industries are moving into the space and creating a social bubble that excludes the “underground” group.
Death is an uncomfortable topic for millions of people. However, there is a regular meeting every month in Oakland at the Chapel of the Chimes to make the topic easier for people to discuss: the death café.
Men Creating Peace (MCP) is one of the few domestic violence organizations in Alameda County specifically geared towards men. Founded in 2009, the organization aims to help men who’ve been involved in violent acts adopt coping mechanisms so that they can develop healthier relationships with partners, family and their community.
Over the past few months, 11 marijuana measures were approved for California’s November 2016 ballot, and Blum Oakland became the first ever publicly traded marijuana dispensary, solidifying Oakland’s title as the cannabis capital of the country.
Each year the Oakland Museum Women’s Board organizes the sale, and the proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). People donate old items, which are then sorted into different categories and sold to the public. Admission to the preview sale is $15, or $20 at the door, while admission to the sale in March is free.
Earlier this month the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank, reported that the average white family today has net assets of $141,900, compared with the $11,000 for African American families. This hollowing out of the African American family asset base is a nationwide phenomenon that can be explained by the shrinking African American middle class. It’s even more a factor in “strong market” regions like the Bay Area, where housing costs are soaring.
Oakland is predicted to become the capital of cannabis, as California’s first marijuana incubator sets up shop in Jack London District.
When you walk into Oakland’s African American History Museum and Library, it feels as if you’ve transported back into 1965 – when the organization started off as the East Bay Negro Historical Society. Frederick Douglass, an African American leader of the abolitionist movement, greets each visitor that enters into the museum. His sculpture mimics Mount Rushmore, but is no taller than 3 feet, and only his head has been carved into the granite monument. The building is quiet, and you can…
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was granted $1.875 million for creating and preserving 15 community-policing law enforcement jobs.
Nineteen young African American men pitched their tech businesses during The Hidden Genius Project’s End of Summer Bash last Thursday.