Process to reimagine police can lead to improvement in quality of life for Oakland.
Filed under Justice, Opinion
Tagged Anti Police-Terror Project, Breonna Taylor, Cat Brooks, Celeste Guap, Defund the Police, George Floyd, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Council, Oakland Police, Reimagining Public Safety Task Force
Oakland Voices Correspondents chat with several small, BIPOC-owned businesses in Oakland following the vandalism that affected more than 200 businesses.
Filed under COVID-19, News
Tagged Black Lives Matter, Black-owned businesses, Carl Chan, Chamber of Commerce, Chinatown, City of Oakland, COVID-19, downtown, Fruitvale, George Floyd, Laurel, Queen Hippie Gypsy, Randolph Belle, vandalism
“I am driven by the ancestral spirit that guides me. I envision a place that works for everybody. A place that allows everyone to flourish and a place that embraces everyone’s identity.”
Oakland Voices interviewed five young leaders who have taken the Black Lives Matter Movement by storm and reminded us that not only are our youth the future, but they are also the present.
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Tagged Akil Riley, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, Bri, defund police, Dwayne Davis, George Floyd, Jacqueline Azah, Jessica Ramos, Oakland Police, protests, youth
We caught up with protesters Michael Houston, Alexcia Sundra, Brianna Noble, and Selena De Leon on why they protest as a part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Filed under Feature, My Neighborhood, News
Tagged Alexcia Sundra, Brianna Noble, COVID-19, George Floyd, march, Michael Houston, police brutality, Protest, protesters, Selena De Leon
Artists turn downtown Oakland into an art museum.
I left the demonstration/funeral procession feeling more hopeful than usual. Maybe all of these demonstrations around the country, from the Bay Area to small towns like Pleasanton and Fargo, N. Dakota, might lead to the[Read more]
A local campaign led by Black activists in Oakland to transform OUSD by expelling school police is gaining momentum.
Filed under Education, News
Tagged Black Organizing Project, Breonna Taylor, Education, Gary Yee, George Floyd, James Harris, Jessica Black, Jody London, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Kyla Johnson-Trammell, oakland, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, police, protests, Raheim Brown, Roseann Torres, schools, Schools police, youth
As protests sweep through the U.S., COVID-19 cases rise. Fruitvale is Oakland's coronavirus epicenter.
Filed under COVID-19
Tagged Alameda County Public Health Department, Breonna Taylor, Cardenas Market, COVID-19, East Bay Times, Fruitvale, George Floyd, Homelessness, oakland, police brutality, Protest