More than 100 kindergartners are participating in the "Kindergarten to College" launch event in Bridges Academy at Melrose.

Oakland Promise launches initiative to get students from “Kindergarten to College”

On Thursday morning, about 20 kindergarteners gathered together in front of the stage at the auditorium in Bridges Academy at Melrose and cried, “I’m going to college!” Anita Iverson-Comelo, the principal of the school, introduced...
Yolanda Banks-Reed, the mother of Shaleem Tindle, spoke to the BART Police Citizen Review Board during Monday's meeting and reminded members that she will not quiet until justice is served.

Family of man shot by BART police protest citizen review board meeting

Tensions ran high at the BART Police Citizen Review Board (BPCRB) meeting on Monday as the family of a slain Oakland man attended to protest the involved BART Police officer’s return to active duty. On...

After warning of immigration raids, Oakland mayor brings the city into the national spotlight

Over 200 undocumented immigrants were arrested and detained across Northern California during ICE Raids two weeks ago. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gave an unprecedented public warning before the raids and has come under the national...
Defend Aunti Frances Rally

Long-time community activist’s fight against eviction highlights loophole in tenant protections

On a chilly Wednesday morning outside the Hayward Hall of Justice, a group of about 100 people gathered in support of long-time community activist Frances Moore, affectionately known as Aunti Frances, who has been feeding...
The panel featured experts on the topic of homelessness including a data analyst, a pastor, start-up founders, activists and members of different grassroots groups. Councilmember-at-large Rebecca Kaplan (center) said she was “thrilled” to have “such amazing panelists.”

Oakland politicians, community members discuss solutions to growing homelessness crisis

Oakland Councilmember-at-large Rebecca Kaplan hosted a community meeting on homeless solutions Monday to address what she believes is the city’s number one concern: the number of unhoused people living on Oakland’s streets.

Prescription for mindfulness: Non-profits and hospitals use new practices for healing

Since the 1970s, psychologists and neurologists have been studying what happens in the brains of meditating children and adults. Now, hospitals and non-profits like Kaiser Permanente and Mindful Life Project are turning to mindfulness and...