Tag Archives: jakada imani

Making Connections event addresses ways to improve life in black communities

In celebration of Black History Month, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and other community leaders hosted the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections “Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community” event on Saturday.

Jakada Imani on the Ella Baker Center, his port commission bid, and fighting for Oakland

Jakada Imani has had to battle his entire life. As a child, he said, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, lived in a home with parents addicted to drugs, and was homeless for a brief period...

Oakland City Council approves new requirements for Army Base redevelopment project

The Oakland City Council approved new requirements Tuesday night that would grant local businesses exclusive rights to demolition and remediation contracts for the Oakland Army Base redevelopent project.