Oakland News Now – Oakland Post Publisher Paul Cobb is an Oakland Legend. He’s known for a number of actions that have played major roles in Oakland History, and, indeed, American History. Paul was one of the founders of the Afro-American Association, the organization that gave birth to the Black Panthers in Oakland. Mr. Cobb was an activist who went to jail to bring attention to the fact that blacks were not getting jobs in Oakland.
Paul Cobb also went to jail to pressure the Oakland Unified School District to hire a black executive director; the OUSD eventually hired the late Marcus Foster. Paul was the founder and first executive director of OCCUR, the Oakand Citizen’s Committee for Urban Renewal, was an Oakland School Board Member, and then purchased the Oakland Post from another Oakland Legend, Thomas Berkeley.
Oakland News Now Note: this post demonstrates the full and live operation of the latest version of an experimental mobile media video-blogging system network that’s part of a new approach to the production of media. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 onYouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and social media pages. The objective is real-time on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. We are constantly working to improve the system network coding and also seek interested content and media technology partners.