DNC 2020: How To Watch The 2020 Democratic National Convention

Milwaukee – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced over a dozen options for watching the 2020 Democratic National Convention, ensuring that this year’s convention will reach viewers where … Read More

Is Bernie Sanders More Likely To Win Super Tuesday States With High Underemployment Rates?

Ahead of “Super Tuesday”, is there a correlation between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Primary Election wins and the rate of underemployment? So far, a definitive pattern has not completely … Read More

Trump Press Secretary Statement On Clemency Of Edward DeBartolo, Jr.,Michael Milken, Rod Blagojevich, More

Trump pardons Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Michael Milken, Ariel Friedler, Bernard Kerik, Paul Pogue, Angela Stanton, Rod Blagojevich, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron. Atlanta – The Office Of … Read More

Beto O’Rourke Failed His Campaign When He Apologized For Being White

Beto O’Rourke Failed His Campaign When He Apologized For Being White ONN – Beto O’Rourke Failed His Campaign When He Apologized For Being White (Vlog transcript): Hey everybody! A couple … Read More

Mayor Pete Buttigieg CNN Climate Town Hall – Video Highlights

“Mayor Pete Buttigieg CNN Climate Town Hall – Video Highlights” a press release provided to Zennie62Media. Tonight, many candidates on stage spoke to the magnitude of the climate crisis, but … Read More

Raiders Lawsuit: Mark Davis Could Keep NFL Team In Oakland For 2019

Fayette County, GA – The call that came to me at 2:39 AM EST was innocent enough, and very kind: “Hey, Zennie, you in Oakland? We’re at this bar near … Read More

Oakland Unified School District On Trump “Public Charge Rule Change” And Immigrant Families

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Informs Families of Possible Challenges They Could Face Because of Public Charge Rule Change Proposed by Trump Administration Oakland (press release from OUSD) – At … Read More

On Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Homeless Issue, And Regionalism: Steve Lowe

Steve Lowe, the developer of Old Oakland in Downtown Oakland, wrote this response to Oakland News Now creator and Zennie62Media Founder and CEO Zennie Abraham’s post on what Oakland Mayor … Read More

Oakland Host City For President Obama’s Inaugural MBK Rising!

Oakland’s My Brother’s Keeper Coalition Touted as National Model OAKLAND, CA – Today, the My Brother Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) announced that Oakland will be the host city for MBK … Read More

Phil Tagami City of Oakland Coal Lease Lawsuit – Interview With His Lawyer

  ONN – Phil Tagami City of Oakland Coal Lease Lawsuit – Interview With His Lawyer David Smith of Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips. This is an edited version of the … Read More

White Oakland Celebrates Loren Taylor Win Over Desley Brooks – Postscript

Just after I wrote the Oakland News Now blog post “White Oakland Celebrates Loren Taylor Win Over Desley Brooks,” I received this text message from a friend of mine who … Read More

To Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao, Welcome To The Oakland City Council

Nikki Bas, Loren Taylor, and Sheng Thao are the new representatives of Oakland City Council Districts 2, 6, and 4, respectively. To all of them, I say congratulations and welcome … Read More

Google Trends Has Cat Brooks Over Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

If Google Trends current information is to be taken as a predictor of the outcome of the Oakland Mayoral Election, then a cold, direct, dispassionate reading of it points to … Read More

Swastikas Painted On Joseph Tanios’s Campaign Signs For Oakland City Council

OAKLAND, Ca.- With only 4 days left before the election, Joseph Tanios, City Council candidate and longtime city employee, is getting hit with swastikas on his election signs. Tanios is … Read More

Always Forward With RCV In Oakland & California

“Always forward, never one step back”, those words spoken by my former NAACP colleague and freedom fighter Rev. William Barber III of North Carolina have stuck with me for the … Read More

Op-Ed: Letter To Oakland City Council District 4 Residents By Denise Bostrom

I especially wish the “Women’s Leadership Slate” of Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson and Sheng Thao were running for different seats. Their efforts combined would definitely improve city services. Candidate Sheng Thao, however, is my first choice.

The Goodnews Is … By Paul Cobb’s Elections Blog For Oakland News Now

The Measure AA campaign is a sugar-coated pander to taxpayers, and as a former member of the Oakland Board of Education, I can recognize “political panhandling.”

Nayeli Maxson Has Support From Oakland City Council District 4 Neighborhood Leaders

Nayeli Maxson, District 4 City Council Candidate, has long standing relationships with Oakland’s district 4 community leaders. She earned those partnerships from her years of work in Oakland as a … Read More

Elaine Brown, Civil Rights Icon, Endorses Natasha Middleton for Oakland City Council District 6

OAKLAND – Natasha Middleton, candidate for Oakland City Council District 6, announced the endorsement today of civil rights icon, author and former Black Panther chair Elaine Brown. “I wholeheartedly endorse … Read More

Buffy Wicks CA Assembly District 15 Candidate Releases Comprehensive Homelessness Crisis Plan

Berkeley, CA.– This week, Buffy Wicks, candidate for Assembly District 15, released her comprehensive plan to confront the homelessness crisis. “We are in the middle of an unconscionable homeless crisis … Read More

Buffy Wicks California Assembly District 15 Candidate Releases Vision For Disability Rights

Berkeley, CA – Today the Buffy Wicks for Assembly 2018 campaign released its policy platform on disability rights. Buffy will discuss her platform at the Disability Rights Forum held tomorrow … Read More

Democratic Socialists Launch “Buffy Wicks Dot Money” Website Attacking Buffy Wicks Fundraising

“Buffy Wicks Dot Money” is a website The East Bay Democratic Socialists of America announced in a press release sent to Zennie62Media in the early morning hours of September 17th. … Read More

Jovanka Beckles Sweeps East Bay Environmental Endorsements And Marches In Solidarity!

Another environmental endorsement! I am beyond gratified that 350 Bay Area Action has joined today with seven local and statewide environmental action organizations to endorse my campaign to represent Assembly … Read More

Partnership To Fight For The Right To Vote At Local Level: Civil Rights Groups Speak

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, together with Access Democracy; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights … Read More

California Proposition 13 Tax Reform Initiative To Be On November 2020 Ballot

After decades, California Proposition 13 will be the focus of a tax reform initiative, and its on the November 2020 ballot. On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, Schools and Communities First, … Read More