Oakland

My Rant: #OPD needs to do better.

May 25, 2012
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My Rant: #OPD needs to do better.

Howard Jordan and the Oakland Police Department may be trying to reach out the community, but they are losing the PR game. An honest complaint about OPD from a law abiding citizen.

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East Bay Democracy for America chooses an AD18 candidate!

March 10, 2012
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East Bay Democracy for America chooses an AD18 candidate!

Joel Young, Rob Bonta and Abel Guillen were slated to duke it out for East Bay's Democracy for America! Find out what happened at the DFA forum and learn more about the #AD18 candidates here..

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A new understanding of violence and nonviolence as a tactic.

February 20, 2012
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A new understanding of violence and nonviolence as a tactic.

Destruction of property and other violent actions places the focus on the violence, and not on the issue.

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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

February 11, 2012
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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

"The Interruptors" (@theinterruptors) is a documentary by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz that follows the work of an organization called CeaseFire (@CeaseFire_IL) and it's efforts to fight violence on the streets of Chicago.

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Similarities between Occupy Oakland and Stand for Oakland

February 8, 2012
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Both organizations are working to have a better Oakland. I think everyone needs to take to the time to listen to each other, respectfully, and figure out a way to work together to make it happen.

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Bay Area minorities “Get Active”

January 22, 2012
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Bay Area minorities “Get Active”

If you are a frequent reader of my blog (or have spoken to me for a couple of minutes) you would know that my goal is to see more of my peers, young minorities, participate in local politics or have a more active interest in making Oakland a better place. But don’t think that there…

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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

January 16, 2012
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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

Regeneration Church and Reverend Harry Louis Williams II, hosted "Stop the Gunfire- MLK Day Gathering" a grassroots program hoping to find a solution towards reducing the violent crimes in Oakland.

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Emerge California celebrates women at Make Westing!

January 15, 2012
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Emerge California celebrates women at Make Westing!

Women running for office in 2012, Cucumber Water, Bocce Ball and Make Westing. A fun Saturday night in Oakland..Check it out!

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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

January 14, 2012
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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

Sean Sullivan holds an informational gathering while supporting a small Oakland business, Inkwell Studio, artists and an event for black nurses. Read all about it!

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It’s official. Sandre Swanson will run for State Senate, for District 9

December 18, 2011
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A friend suggested that I get to know Swanson and chronicle my learnings on this here blog. I signed up on Facebook, put myself on the Swanson email list and learned that he was co- sponsoring a food drive at Everett and Jones that was held last week. Food drive, free bbq..I was soo down!

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