Five Oakland Multicultural Chambers Of Commerce Call For Unity

JOINT STATEMENT FROM OAKLAND AREA CHAMBERS Five Chambers – One Oakland Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf’s End Teacher Supremacy March At Lake Merritt Reveals Racial Divide – Part 2

This Oakland News Now post is based on a Facebook entry by famed Oakland Hip-Hop Journalist Davey D. His text forms Part One of this series, and which you can … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf’s End Teacher Supremacy March At Lake Merritt Reveals Racial Divide

This Oakland News Now post is based on a Facebook entry by famed Oakland Hip-Hop Journalist Davey D. What follows is his text, then the embed of the multimedia content. … Read More

The Most Influential African American / Black Sports Executives In The SF Bay Area

KPIX Channel 5 Sports Anchor Vernon Glenn Gives Shout-Out To Zennie62Media CEO Zennie Abraham For The Most Influential African American / Black Sports Executives In The SF Bay Area List … Read More

President Biden Executive Order On Tackling The Climate Crisis At Home And Abroad

The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis. We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic … Read More

UC Berkeley Kroeber Hall Name Removed Because Of Alfred Louis Kroeber Treatment Of Native Americans

Berkeley removes name from Kroeber Hall From YouTube Channel: January 26, 2021 at 06:11PM ONN – UC Berkeley Kroeber Hall Name Removed Because Of Alfred Louis Kroeber Treatment Of Native … Read More

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of White House Senior Staff Washington – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members … Read More

Save The Alley Cat Bar: 3325 Grand Avenue Oakland Needs Our Help To Stay Alive During The Pandemic

Save The Alley! The Alley Cat Bar, the legendary local landmark at 3325 Grand Avenue in Oakland, and that’s so much a part of Oakland’s history, and is one of … Read More

CES 2021: Global Tech Leaders Announced For First All-Digital Show

Leaders from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today made major show announcements including keynote speakers, Innovation Award honorees and conference program updates. In addition, a preview was shared of what … Read More

Lloyd Austin: President-Elect Biden’s The Atlantic Op-Ed: A Tested, Necessary, Historic Secretary of Defense

“I’ve spent countless hours with him, in the field and in the White House Situation Room. I’ve sought his advice, seen his command, and admired his calm and his character. … Read More

Port of Oakland Refinances To Save $87 Million In Future Debt Payments

Port of Oakland closed first of two bond sales Dec. 3, 2020 Oakland – The Port of Oakland said today it is refinancing $544 million of debt with its new … Read More

Faizon Love: Black Actor Racism Lawsuit Against Universal Pictures Moves Forward

Attorneys Seek Testimony from Universal Execs Adam Fogelson, Ron Meyer and Michael Moses Over Faizon Love’s Erasure from “Couples Retreat” Movie Los Angeles (December 6, 2020) – Film star and … Read More

Why Actor Faizon Love Is Suing Universal Studios Now

Faizon Love: Actor’s Suing Hollywood Studio Universal Studios For Couples Retreat Racism Faizon Love, the Black actor and comedian (AKA Langston Faizon Santisima), filed a lawsuit this week against Universal … Read More

Mayor Schaaf Announces New Affordable Housing Pilot to Recruit, Retain Teachers in Oakland

Oakland – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel, and non-profit Community Development Finance announced an innovative new pilot program that will provide affordable housing options for teachers and … Read More

New Presidents of Laney College, College of Alameda Announced by Peralta Community College District

Dr. Rudy Besikof appointed President of Laney College and Dr. Nathaniel Jones III appointed President of College of Alameda Oakland — The Peralta Community College District has appointed Dr. Rudy … Read More

Oakland City Council Wants California To Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Homes

The Oakland City Council calls for State Legislation to Give Affordable Housing Entities Priority to Purchase Residential Homes Up For Tax Auction The Oakland City Council (unanimously) passed a resolution, … Read More

Oakland Harborside: Cannabis Is Diversity: Albert Valdovinos of La Familia Chocolates

Oakland Harborside: Cannabis Is Diversity: Albert Valdovinos of La Familia Chocolates From YouTube Channel: November 4, 2020 at 02:26PM ONN – Oakland Harborside: Cannabis Is Diversity: Albert Valdovinos of La … Read More

Oakland “Ride Out to Vote” Film Inspires Americans to Vote in November 2020 Election

Oakland “Ride Out to Vote” is a collaboration between Brianna Noble, Yoram Savion, and Kyla Searle, the film celebrates democracy as a collective act with nods to the Pony Express … Read More

Berkeley IGS Poll: Defeat For California Prop 16, Diversity, Prop 21, Rent Control, Unless Young Voters Show

Berkeley IGS Poll: Defeat For California Prop 16, Diversity, Prop 21, Rent Control, Unless Young Voters Show. Was just passed a wake-up call press release on a UC Berkeley Institute … Read More

Re-Elect Cheryl Davila and Ben Bartlett Says Berkeley Friends Of Adeline Post To Black Voters

Berkeley – A blog called “Friends Of Adeline” has a post that hits one right between the eyes with the title “For ‘Black’ Berkeleyans, There Are Only Two: Re-Elect Cheryl … Read More

Moms 4 Housing Now A Community & Land Trust-Owned Home – Oakland Councilmember Bas

Oakland District Two Councilmember Nikki Bas’ Digitized Newsletter Last week, I was so moved to see #MomsHouse on Magnolia Street finally become community-owned as permanently affordable, transitional housing for unsheltered … Read More

City Of Oakland, Working Solutions, Launch Home-Based Business Grant Program

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Of that amount, the Oakland CARES Act Home-Based Business Grant Program will distribute $500,000 … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Picks Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Treva Reid, More, In 2020 Voters Guide

LIBBY’S ELECTION GUIDE Dear Oaklanders, Earlier this week, I ended my 2020 State of the City address by recognizing that this November’s election is so consequential it could chart a … Read More

Alameda County 911 Ambulance Provider Falck New Increased Offer To Paramedic EMT Union

Oakland – Alameda County’s emergency 911 ambulance provider Falck Northern California has offered an improved pay and benefits package to its 450 Alameda County EMT and paramedic employees represented by … Read More

Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee champions diversity and “fourth wave” of coffee

Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee champions diversity and “fourth wave” of coffee From YouTube Channel: September 28, 2020 at 12:15PM ONN – Red Bay Coffee, a black-owned coffee brand based in … Read More

Cannabis Is Diversity Featuring Oakland Extracts Founder Terryn Buxston

Cannabis Is Diversity Featuring Oakland Extracts Founder Terryn Buxston From YouTube Channel: September 23, 2020 at 07:39PM ONN – Meet Terryn Buxston, CEO and Founder of Oakland Extracts, a company … Read More

City Of Oakland, Main Street Launch Open Grant Program For Oakland Small Businesses

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. More than $4 million of those funds will go to the Oakland CARES Act … Read More

City Of Oakland, Center For Cultural Innovation Launch Grant Programs For Artists, Nonprofits

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Through the Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits, $1.425 million of … Read More

Vallejo Police Officers’ Assn. Supports Police Reforms Urges City, Chief To Work With VPOA For Change

Vallejo, Calif. – The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association today urged the City of Vallejo to join together in making important changes and reforms to improve policing, public safety, bring the … Read More

Sanpete Utah Needs Insight Terminal Solutions Oakland Bulk And Oversized Terminal For Jobs

Sanpete County Utah has a population of over 27,000 people, and is located 122 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Of late, in the ongoing push to build the … Read More

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Has New Oscars Representation And Inclusion Standards

Los Angeles – Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its … Read More

Mayor Schaaf And Dan Kalb Introduce Oakland’s Independent Redistricting Commission

After some controversy regarding a majority-white pool of candidates, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb (District One) introduced the City of Oakland’s first independent redistricting commission. … Read More

Oakland, Utah, Wyoming: Subsidize Coal – Climate Change Is Due To Population Growth, Not Energy Type

The largest single threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the planet in the decades to come will be global climate disruption due to the buildup of human-generated greenhouse gases … Read More

A New Kind of Convention Keynote

Tuesday’s program kicks off with the a united call to action from the future of the Democratic Party MILWAUKEE—Reimagined for a convention that will look and feel different than anything … Read More

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”

Delegates will cast their nominating votes from cities, locations, and landmarks all across the nation MILWAUKEE—The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today the Americans who will cast their official nominating … Read More

Democrats Announce Faith Leaders Participating in 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

MILWAUKEE—The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced the faith leaders who will give the invocation and benediction during each night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. At the convention—which … Read More

Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote

MILWAUKEE—Reimagined for a convention that will look and feel different than anything ever before, this year’s Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention will weave together powerful and diverse voices … Read More

U.S. Chamber Calls on Congress To Pass Bills To Address Race-Based Opportunity Gaps

Washington – In a letter sent to all members of Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today formally endorsed more than a dozen individual bills in Congress that would help … Read More

2020 Academy Film Scholars By The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences

Los Angeles – Racquel Gates and Rebecca Prime have been named 2020 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects, Hollywood Style … Read More

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Must Put A Diversity Policy Into The Oakland City Charter

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Must Put A Diversity Policy Into The Oakland City Charter ONN – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Must Put A Diversity Policy Into The Oakland City Charter … Read More

Oakland Schools: OUSD Tribute To Over 60 Employees Who Retired At End Of June 2020

OUSD Says So Long to More than 60 Employees Who Retired at End of June 2020, Plus Two District Leaders Who Moved on to New Opportunities Oakland – Now that … Read More

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Collaboration: First Ever Release Of Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs

A Hop In The Right Direction: Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Collaboration Marks The First Ever Release Of Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs Oakland Zoo continues to be a leader in conservation efforts during … Read More

Dr. Deborah Ann Turner League Of Women Voters New President Of The Board Of Directors

League Elects Deborah Turner President of the Board of Directors Voting rights organization celebrates 100th Anniversary at national convention WASHINGTON – Friday, the League of Women Voters of the United … Read More

National Football League’s NFL 2020 Virtual Quarterback Coaching Summit June 22-23

NFL AND BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME HOST THIRD ANNUAL QUARTERBACK COACHING SUMMIT New York (NFL) – In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame the NFL … Read More

City Of Oakland Encourages Residents To Apply For Measure LL Oakland Police Commission – Updated

City of Oakland Encourages Oakland Residents To Apply for Measure LL Police Commission – Updated UPDATE: Application Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020 Oakland – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and … Read More

City of Oakland Encourages Oakland Residents To Apply For Measure LL Police Commission

Oakland – Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Selection Panel for the Police Commission today announced the opening of the application process to serve on the Oakland Police Commission. The Police … Read More

Oakland Zoo Has No Black Zookeepers And Liz Karsa Tells Me To “Chill Out” About It

Oakland Zoo Has No Black Zookeepers And Liz Karsa Tells Me To “Chill Out” About It ONN – Oakland Zoo Has No Black Zookeepers And Liz Karsa Tells Me To … Read More

City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL, Oakland Raiders, To Be Dismissed; Prejudiced Judge Spero

City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL, Oakland Raiders, To Be Dismissed; Prejudiced Judge Spero ONN – City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL, Oakland Raiders, To Be Dismissed; Prejudiced Judge Spero … Read More

City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL And Oakland Raiders Survives ZOOM Hearing; Dismiss Motion Not Dead

City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL And Oakland Raiders Survives ZOOM Hearing; Dismiss Motion Not Dead ONN – City Of Oakland Lawsuit vs NFL And Oakland Raiders Survives ZOOM Hearing; … Read More

Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell: OUSD Oakland Schools Fighting Anti-Asian Racism

Dear OUSD Community, In recent weeks, I’ve been sharing with you all the importance of us coming together to care for and support each other during this public health crisis. … Read More

Ed Reiskin To Be New Oakland City Administrator; Mayor Schaaf Picks Former San Francisco MUNI Head

Ed Reiskin To Be New Oakland City Adminstrator; Mayor Schaaf Picks Former San Francisco MUNI Head   ONN – Ed Reiskin To Be New Oakland City Administrator; Mayor Schaaf Picks … Read More

Tanya Holland To Get New Oakland Museum Cafe “Town Fare By Tanya Holland” August 2020

Tanya Holland To Get New Oakland Museum Cafe “Town Fare By Tanya Holland” August 2020 ONN – Tanya Holland To Get New Oakland Museum Cafe “Town Fare By Tanya Holland” … Read More

City Of Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission Re-Established

Oakland, CA – Last night, the Oakland City Council confirmed Mayor Libby Schaaf’s appointments to the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Commission is an advisory council to the Mayor, City Council … Read More

City Of Oakland Fets Moms 4 Housing Ignores Blacks In Tech For Black History Month

Oakland – The Oakland City Council is having a celebration for Black History Month today, that is a combination of at once an expression of what long-time Oaklanders have done, … Read More

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Gets Steinberg Humanitarian Award, Jason Jenkins Speaks

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Gets Steinberg Humanitarian Award, Jason Jenkins Speaks ONN – Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Gets Steinberg Humanitarian Award, Jason Jenkins Speaks Jason Jenkins is Miami Dolphins Senior … Read More

Super Bowl LIV: The 33rd Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party In Miami

What Is The 33rd Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party In Miami? Leigh Steinberg, renowned super-agent, hosts his 33rd Annual Super Bowl Party, presented by Wormhole Labs and Florida International … Read More

Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – Sign Of A Diversity Problem In 2016 Before BBQ Becky

Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – Sign Of A Diversity Problem In 2016 Before BBQ Becky ONN – Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – … Read More

Moms 4 Housing Oakland Draws Army Of Protestors Awaiting Alameda County Sherriffs

Oakland – Moms 4 Housing’s insistence on taking the Wedgewood Properties home at 2928 Magnolia St. in West Oakland has attracted a giant crowd of people who are apparently willing, … Read More

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