In Oakland

The Tipping Point
  Oakland Rising Field Team This November 6th, I feel a sense of urgency in organizing around the elections.

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Locked Out of the Conversation
City council members and other elected leaders have a responsibility to foster public debate, discussion and dialog, not suppress it. But that's not what happened in Oakland last night.

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More than 5 months ago I attended an incredibly sad event in Oakland that unfortunately has been common place in the city I call home. It was the funeral of a young black teenager slain on the streets of Oakland- Alan Blueford.

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Join us for the Graduation-Celebration of our 2011-12 Heal the Streets fellows.

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That's How the Town Throws Down!
The 2nd Annual Throw Down for the Town was a huge success.

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Oakland will select its first Youth Poet Laureate and Tele'jon Quinn, Heal the Streets fellow, is one of the finalists!

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The attack on democracy is not just something taking all the way in Texas, Mississippi or Egypt, it is something taking place right in our own backyards, here in Oakland and in San Francisco as well.

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Qiyamah shares her excitement for Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival.

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Revive Oakland's Victory
For nearly 3 years now, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy has worked side-by-side with coalition members of ReviveOakland to ensure that redevelopment at the West Oakland Army Base would create actual community benefits for the city and its residents.

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From beginning to end, moving my money was way easier than I could've expected, and the satisfaction of having done it way greater than I imagined.

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