Alameda based church celebrates 120 years of immigrant roots in Oakland.
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Members of the Stop Urban Shield coalition met to discuss ways to carry momentum forward after a day of activism earlier this month.
Last Thursday residents gathered to celebrate the Ella Baker Center's 20th Anniversary, present awards and discuss future plans to continue rebuilding communities of color in Oakland.
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The 10th annual Urban Shield training and equipment expo sparks a major debate about the militarization of first responders in Oakland.
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Founded in 2011 at the Oakland School of the Arts, the group is made up of high school students at the charter school. They have won the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA)...
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President Barack Obama’s recent executive order defers the deportation of undocumented parents of American citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for at least five years. This is expected to affect...