May 2012

Special shout out to SomaR Bar for hosting Party for a Purpose on Wednesday and shout out to all the people who came out. The Soul of the City Campaign believes that community building and grassroots fundraising are essential pieces of sustainable activism. And it was fun to see some Oaklanders come together and get down to help out the Ella Baker Center.

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Assemblymember Mike Davis has introduced a bill that would require the state's Employment Development Department ("EDD") to provide a list of employers who are willing to hire people who have been previously incarcerated in a jail or prison.

TAGS: AB 2077
Happy Harvey Milk Day
Today marks California's annual observance of Harvey Milk Day. We share some of his most famous words about the importance of hope in the resiliency and survival of LGBTQ folks, folks of color, and others impacted by oppression.    

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A first person account of why it's time to end the failed drug war in California.

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Feeling apprehensive about applying for financial aid and don't know anyone who can help with an application process? Meaghan Mitchell breaks down some of the exciting things about

TAGS: Education
10,000 Dresses
Two books that allow young children to learn about the full spectrum of gender.

TAGS: 10
A celebration of the legacy of Malcolm X on his birthday.

June 2012 Election Guide
Our guide to the CA ballot measures and Alameda County measures for the June 5th election.

TAGS: June 2012 election
What the May budget revise indicates about California's out-of-whack priorities.

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Turn Your Solar Swag On