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President’s Executive Order on Immigration: Voices from East Oakland

 Reactions to President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on immigration drew mixed responses from East Oakland residents. Known formally as the “Deferred Action for Parental Accountability and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” programs, these actions were long in coming but surprisingly unspectacular by all counts, with the exception of ideologically-opposed, law and order conservatives.  According […]

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Black men counter media perception with ‘DetermiNation’

The grand jury decision in Ferguson to not indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, has left the hearts of the African-American community reeling—nationwide, and in Oakland, sending the message that black lives do not matter. While many in Oakland continue to protest the death of Michael Brown, an opportune and much-needed collaboration between United Roots […]

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Ferguson to Oakland, the 580 Shutdown

At 9:00, the approach to the 580 freeway on Lakeshore seemed almost quiet at first. But on Lake Park, a street that runs parallel to 580, a large group of about 200 people seemed to appear out of nowhere carrying signs and messaging one another on their phones. A marching band style drum pounded out […]